Charley Peters works in drawing, photography and print. She creates works that explore the uncertain space in between absence and presence, reality and fiction. From painstakingly constructed photographic series to laborious hand-drawn renderings of mechanically produced materials, Peters’ concerns are with the meticulous re-presentation of the strangely familiar.
She produces works that are ‘exquisitely sensual, although somewhat otherwordly’ (Robert Clark in The Guardian).
Peters’ work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Shows include: Locale Interrupted, A Delicate Matter Gallery, Leeds (2005); Freestyle International, Energy Gallery, Toronto (2007); and Die Zeit of Drawing, Climate Gallery, New York (2009). She also has made site-specific work for projects in the UK including A Haunting (2005) in collaboration with Salford University and The Windhorse Project (2009) on Oxford Road, Manchester.
In 2006 Peters completed a PhD in Fine Art Theory and Practice, which explored theories of the interior space in relation to female creativity and notions of The Uncanny. She has held several academic posts lecturing in Fine Art and Critical Theory at institutions including University of the Arts London, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Manchester Metropolitan University and Victoria and Albert Museum. Peters edited a collection of theoretical and creative texts, My Secret Rooms (2006), which was published by Manchester Metropolitan University to accompany a solo exhibition of photographic works.
Peters is also a member of London-based art collective TBC, who self-publish a magazine, 12 Pages, and work on exhibition projects that interrogate individual members’ creative identities and explore the potential of collaborative works. The group is currently producing a group exhibition Delineation, Contemporary Dialogues with Drawing, which will open in late 2010 in London in association with The Big Draw.