Pete Dreissen

Visual Arts: Sculpture

Minneapolis, MN

August 2020

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Pete Driessen is a Minneapolis-based multi-practice visual artist, sculptor and cultural producer who creates conceptual paintings, found object installations, interdisciplinary sculpture projects, and participatory public art that explore the visceral connections of social, spatial and material dynamics. He has been awarded many regional grants and awards, including a 2019 Forecast Public Art Mid Career Project grant and a 2017 The Soap Factory/ReThinking Public Space in Minnesota project grant for public art projects at the historic Northern Pacific Rail Yard site in Brainerd, MN.

In partnership with the Anderson Center, Pete is researched, developed, and created an abstract site-specific Wing Dam sculpture during his four-week residency. Reflecting post-modern industrial river culture, Pete’s piece was installed in the Anderson Center Sculpture Garden.