In 2009, Mars was awarded an Artist Residency at the prestigious Ox-Bow School of Art. With close ties to the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow provides an inspiring haven for visual artists, writers, and thinkers. A residency at Ox-Bow gives the professional Artist time to re-charge, re-think and re-invent, all within what can be an explosively creative setting.Read More
Peter Mars was named an official artist of Elvis Presley Enterprises. Through his collaboration with EPE, Peter has access to over 60,000 images of Elvis from the Graceland Archives, which inspired his new series of paintings to be sold through galleries and to appear on high-end, officially licensed Elvis merchandise.Read More
The Redwalls commissioned Peter Mars to create the artwork for their 2007 self-titled release, The Redwalls and a limited edition silk screen. Formed in 2001 by brothers Logan and Justin Baren and signed by Capitol Records in 2003, The Redwalls have released three albums, Universal Blues, De Nova, and their latest, The Redwalls.Read More
Started by Philadelphia Pop Artist Jeff Schaller, the project spotlighted 7 of the most exciting young artists across the U.S. The exhibition was sponsored by The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank, and involved the display of more than 50 collaborative artworks created by Jeff Schaller, Ellie Byrom-Haley, Sean Duran, Tom Judd, Burton Morris, Peter Mars, and Brian Petro.Read More
Carroll Shelby, one of the greatest race car drivers of all time and legendary automobile designer, asked Peter Mars to create a group of paintings featuring some of the most famous Shelby Racing Designs. The completed Peter Mars paintings were then autographed by some of racing's most prominent drivers including Shelby himself, Phil Hill and Dan Gurney. Fans who attended the event could acquire the autographed artworks and meet with the drivers.Read More
Chairs on Parade? It's the latest in summer street art. Two years after Cows on Parade won worldwide media attention for Chicago, the city installed "Suite Home Chicago"– a series of 350 pieces of life-sized sofas, chairs, ottomans and televisions, decorated by more than 150 Chicago area artists.Read More
Mayor Richard Daley called the Cows on Parade project "The single largest and most successful event in the history of Chicago."
Peter Mars' cow was sponsored by Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and was auctioned off at Chicago's Navy Pier at a benefit for the Make a Wish Foundation.Read More