Peter Wareing graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in Christchurch in 1980 (Honors Painting), and received a QE11 Study Grant to attend The New York Studio School for Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in 1981. In the early 1990’s he studied film production and film studies at Film/Video Arts, School of Visual Arts, The New School for Social Research, and acting technique and scene studies at HB Studios, in New York City.
His film/ video work has been screened in festivals and galleries in the US, Europe and New Zealand.
“In producing moving image work of varying durations and format, using the long take, as well as montage as a strategy aiming to interrogate my own complex motives for continuing the difficult work of aesthetics, alongside the larger struggle for social change, I sometimes stress my own presence in the videos as a vehicle for investigating subjective relations to power and place, often inserting personal scenes with documentary footage.” - PW
Read the article Peter Waering: the Limits of Intelligibility by Tim Corballis here.
Peter Waering's show Stuggorings and Fijetterings was reviewed in the June 2014 episode of CIRCUIT CAST.