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Annette Peterson | Annette Peterson

Art Bio

Annette Peterson, born in Norway, is an emerging conceptual artist who uses a variety of media to reflect life. She has explored and created award-winning works using a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, digital media and, more recently, textile mediums. Her background in journalism drives her desire to record the everyday, aided by the accessibility of smartphones at hand to record the moving image. Raised in Whadjuk Boodja, Peterson is motivated to document movement of phenomenal experiences and has developed a fascination with the suburban driving experience. She is particularly drawn to portraying the affect revealed within overlooked transient moments.

Peterson’s previous study in psychology also informs her work and inspires her to investigate the human psyche. New projects have combined narrative history, trauma, and portrait painting.

Peterson graduated from Curtin University with a Masters, BA (Honours), and a Graduate Certificate in Visual Art and Design in 2019. Since then, she has won numerous awards, has had her work across Australia and has participated in various art residencies throughout Western Australia and the UK.



2019 BA Honours (Fine Arts), Curtin University.

2017 Masters in Applied Design and Art (Visual Art), Curtin University.

2016 Grad Certificate in Art and Design, Curtin University.

1997 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, English Literature, UWA.


2023 Donnelly River Verandah Artist Residency

2022 Cossack Art Awards Artist in Residence, WA.

2021 Overall Winner of the City of Stirling Art Award, WA.

2020 Winner of Artsource Spring Mentorship with Sandra Murray. Perth WA.

2020 Popular Choice, John Villars Outback Art Prize, Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, Qld.

2019 Overall Winner, Joondalup Community Art Award, WA.

2018 Overall Emerging Artist Award, City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award, WA.

2018 Celebrating Joondalup Award, Joondalup Community Art Award, WA.

2017 Art Award, Master of Applied Design and Art, Curtin University, WA.

2016 Head of School Commendation, School of Art and Design, Graduate Diploma of Design and Art, Curtin University, WA.

2016 CUPSA Post Graduate Award for Highest Results Humanities, Curtin University, WA.

2012 Popular Choice Award Joondalup Community Arts Award, WA.

2009 Encouragement Award Hedland Art Awards, WA

2008 Best Painting Hedland Art Awards, WA.

2007 Best Painting by a Pilbara Artist Hedland Art Awards, WA.





Perth, Western Australia.