Peter Yumi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies at Vermont College and received his M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has exhibited his work at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, CA and curated exhibits at Metro State Center for Visual Arts and Vertigo Art Space, which are both located in Denver, CO. Peter spends every free moment he has in the studio listening to music and painting.
Peter’s work is heavily influenced by his love and respect for Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language. During the creation of these paintings, he listened, sang and danced to renowned Samba master Bezera Da Silva’s famous album, O Partido Alto do Somba, on repeat in the studio for 6 months. The titles for these two paintings came from titles of songs on the album: Asa a Cobra translates to “snake with wings” and Quando o Morcego Doar Sangue translates to “when bats donate blood.”