Peter Warren

Peter Warren is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Since 1997, Warren has worked as a technical/collaborative artist with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, The Wooster Group, Collapsible Giraffe, Accinosco, Gale Gates et al., and Combustive Motor Corporation.  In 2002, Warren worked with choreographer Ming Lung Yang to create an interactive set design for an evening-length piece for Dance Forum Taipei.  In Kansas City, his installation and set design work, produced in collaboration with his wife, dancer Trina Warren has been shown in an empty retail space and at the Folly Theater in 2009.  Warren is also involved in an ongoing collaborative performance project with sound and video artist Iver Findlay and dancer Diane Madden.  The next installment includes residencies and performances in Stavanger, Norway, and at the Baryshnikov Art Center in New York City in 2010.  Warren’s work has been shown in New York City, Des Moines, Iowa, and in Kansas City, Missouri, where he is represented by Blue Gallery.

My work is not about making sense of the past or finding clarity for the future.  My focus has been an attempt to completely delve into the present moment, to be immersed in the process with the materials on hand.  I find the satisfaction and necessity of pattern within the delicate balance between chaos and order.  My goal is to let my instinct guide and inform my process and to allow the materials to find their own voice – in a way, to celebrate the beauty inherent in abandonment and decay.