Robert Peterson is a contemporary artist currently living and working in southwestern Oklahoma. Born in 1981, Peterson picked-up a paintbrush for the first time in July of 2012. Emerging as one of this country’s most celebrated new artists, Peterson has exhibited his works in some of this nation’s hottest art markets that include: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami.
Named the 2016 “Artist of the Year for Southwestern Oklahoma” by the Oklahoma Arts Council, Peterson made history by becoming the first African-American to hold that title in the state’s history. In December of 2017 during the Art basel Week Miami Robert earned the Spectrum Spotlight Artist of the Year. Peterson and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Studio Visit Magazine, MTV.com, Hot97.com as one of their Artist to Watch. Peterson has also been featured on GlobalGrind.com, WABC-TV ABC 7 news - NYC, and numerous other publications.