Associate Professor since 1990, Peter Roos brings a wide array of studies and skills to the Art Program. He received two BFA degrees, one in Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture and Art from Syracuse University in 1977 and a second in Painting and Printmaking from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1981. His MFA is in Painting and Drawing from the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 1987, Professor Roos was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Award to study and paint in Denmark. His professional work is primarily in the medium of oil painting and explores psychological views of the figure and portraiture. However in recent years he has widened his studio work to include encaustic wax painting as well as investigations into digital
He has taught painting, drawing, watercolor, Senior Seminar and printmaking at Keene State College since 1990. In 2000, he was awarded a Keene State College Faculty Development Grant to explore book making and Photo Shop. Recently, Peter has begun to shoot imagery and design posters for the Keene State College Theater Department and the Apple Hill Chamber Music Ensemble.
Professor Roos’ creative work has been exhibited in galleries in Chicago, the Sazama Gallery; the Swope Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana; and at the Bedford Museum in Bedford, Connectcut. In the fall of 2004, he was invited to return to the Art Institute of Chicago to participate in a day-long painting marathon.