My practice investigates history, media, race, homoeroticism and love in work that ranges from
drawing, painting and artist books to iPhone videos distributed through social media, and
In this series of drawings I reference the body directly by using hair as the impetus for my forms. I
play with color, form and abstraction while exploring the hairs subjective properties as a cheap
commodity and personal signifier.
Vision + Document = Mission. This equation has been my photographic mantra for 15 years strong
and continues to be through chronicling a strong, noble and vibrant people living in the present for
others to know in the future.
My work ranges from sculptures to installations using hand-crafted works of fabric, ceramic,
photography, or video projections. My work uses everyday objects to form aesthetic connections
within history, memory,and personal experiences.
My practice stems from my origins that are rooted in the Indian subcontinent and my migratory up
bringing - born in Algeria, raised in Canada and currently residing in New York. I engage in video and
installation to create multi-media narra
From the New York Times:
"Peter J. Ketchum knows how to get the viewer's
attention. Shown widely around the country, his
pictures commingle colors, situations,
commentary and mediums in a manner that is
provocative, funny and to the point."