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Birds and rain

Stephen Petegorsky
Florence, MA

About the Artist

Stephen Petegorsky is an artist and freelance photographer based in Florence, Massachusetts. Born in New York City, he graduated from Amherst College and later received his M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut.

His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe. Since 1998 he has volunteered with the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, a human services agency that works internationally to impr…

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About the Artist

Stephen Petegorsky is an artist and freelance photographer based in Florence, Massachusetts. Born in New York City, he graduated from Amherst College and later received his M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut.

His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe. Since 1998 he has volunteered with the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, a human services agency that works internationally to improve the lives of victims of conflict and people with disabilities.

Most known for his black and white landscapes, he has for many years made images based on photographs of cleared and stained animal specimens typically found in natural history museums and university Biology departments.

Artist’s Work

Bare trees november
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Bare Trees, November

By Stephen Petegorsky

Birds and rain
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Birds and Rain

By Stephen Petegorsky

Clouds mountains and mist
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Clouds, Mountains, and Mist

By Stephen Petegorsky

Clouds trees river november
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Clouds, Trees, River, November

By Stephen Petegorsky

Corn debris on snow
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Corn Debris on Snow

By Stephen Petegorsky

Corn early july
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Corn, Early July

By Stephen Petegorsky

Corn the meadows
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Corn, The Meadows

By Stephen Petegorsky

Leaves in light
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Leaves in Light

By Stephen Petegorsky

Milo sniffing leaves
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Milo Sniffing Leaves

By Stephen Petegorsky

Milo standing in a puddle
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Milo Standing in a Puddle

By Stephen Petegorsky

Plowed field and fog
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Plowed Field and Fog

By Stephen Petegorsky

Trees and vines 184
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Trees and Vines #184

By Stephen Petegorsky

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Trees and Vines #251

By Stephen Petegorsky

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Trees and Vines #331

By Stephen Petegorsky

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Trees and Vines #333

By Stephen Petegorsky

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Trees and Vines #383

By Stephen Petegorsky

Weeds in july
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Weeds in July

By Stephen Petegorsky

Winter trees and smokestack
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Winter Trees and Smokestack

By Stephen Petegorsky

Young corn plants
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Young Corn Plants

By Stephen Petegorsky

Trees and vines 21
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Trees and Vines #21

By Stephen Petegorsky

Selected Exhibitions

  • "Landmarks," Williams College Museum of Art
    Williamstown, MA, 2020
  • “Dark to Light: A Syrian Child’s Journey,”, Mystic Museum of Art
    Mystic, CT, 2019
  • “Expanded Field: Photography from the Collection,”
    New Britain, CT, 2019
  • “More Eyes on Western Massachusetts,” Hampshire College
    Amherst, MA, 2018
  • “Looking For America,” New Britain Museum of American Art
    New Britain, CT, 2018
  • “Found In Collection I: Contemporary Photography from the Danforth Art Museum,”
    Winchester, MA, 2017
  • “The Fence 2017 – New England Regional
    Boston, MA, 2017
  • “Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art,” Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
    Brattleboro, VT, 2017
  • “Photography+Science,” Yixian International Photography Festival
    China, 2017
  • “Take A Seat,” University Museum of Contemporary Art
    Amherst, MA, 2016
  • “The Lay of the Land: Contemporary American Landscapes from the Collection,” Smith College Museum of Art
    Northampton, MA, 2016
  • “River Crossings,” Thomas Cole National Historic Site
    Catskill, NY, 2015
  • “From Seed To Supper,” Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
    South Hadley, MA, 2010
  • “A Tribute to Polaroid,” Soho Photo Gallery
    New York, NY, 2008

Press and Accolades

  • “Black, White and Gray: A Lens On Nature,” Daily Hampshire Gazette
    March 9, 2016
  • “Infusing Life,” Daily Hampshire Gazette
    September 3, 2015
  • “New Work by Stephen Petegorsky,” Montague Reporter
    December 4, 2014
  • “Lives and Limbs,” Daily Hampshire Gazette
    January 30, 2014

Education

  • Rhode Island School of Design, M.F.A.
    Providence, RI,1980 
  • Amherst College, B.A.
    Amherst, MA,1975