Peter Evonuk

Peter Evonuk is a farm boy, door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman, appliance delivery dude, construction worker, roofer, metalsmith, sculptor, art instructor, and social satirist from the island of Maui. Peter received his BFA in Sculpture/Metalsmithing and jewelry from the University of Oregon and his MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He serves as an instructor and studio manager for the Jewelry and Metalsmithing department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Peter’s work explores human ingenuity and discovery through the redesign and subversion of the ubiquitous utilitarian device. Chairs, lamps mouse traps and teapots, all products produced to address the most basic needs of society, are hijacked, dissected and used as compositional framework for polemic objects.