James Peterson is an artist producing interactive multi-media work in Los Angeles.

James began his career upon graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1995. With a BFA in Sculpture and a Minor in Illustration & Art History, James set out to Los Angeles and began working in Film, Visual Effects, Prototyping and the Art Department industries. He also spent 10 years in the Fabrication Facility at the prestigious Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) where he honed his love of digital fabrication, materials and processes.

His selected art exhibitions and projects include, Art Basel, Kunst Raum-Switzerland, Grand Rapids Art Museum, LA Artfest, The City of West Hollywood, Pacific Design Center’s “Westweek”,  Burning man and Coachella.

Today he resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son. All his pieces are handmade to order with the utmost care and respect. 

Julie Rico Gallery is committed to fine art as design and will produce site specific installations of any scale. We will work closely with you as a partner and can answer any design questions to help realize your project. 

This is the video of my most recent work, installed in February 2013 it is an abstraction of barnacle life forms that glow and respond via interactivity. A special thank you to Gallery 825, James Mills for this video and all the love and support of my family & friends. Music: "Like An Eagle" by The Mighty Oaks mightyoaksmusic.com

James Peterson's artwork explores sustainability through the relationship between organic life-forms and man-made materials.  

The Sessilanoid Collection was inspired by the concept of android barnacles tessellating onto a surface to create luminous patterns. It is an interactive piece that allows patrons to change  the color and light sequence and thus, the experience.