Dennis Peterson’s artistic practice stems from extensive training in traditional printmaking mediums such as lithography, intaglio and letterpress. Although viewed as obsolete tools, these printmaking practices have led him towards an interest in visual communication as conveyed through letterforms and symbols. His works are an experiment with these methods and their extraordinary power to both create and confound meaning. Peterson received his BFA in 2003 from the Rhode Island School of Design’s Printmaking Department and his MFA in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he has studied traditional Japanese woodblock printing at Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto, Japan. In his current position, Peterson teaches letterpress, lithography and other printmaking courses within the School of Fine Art at Academy of Art University. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, cats and bicycles.