You are here


Erik L. Peterson

Erik L. Peterson


Erik L. Peterson is a public artist and sculptor based in Chicago. His public works take the form of large scale urban interventions that stretch and strain utopian ideas of design and function; edible ice cream sculptures that are literally consumed by the viewer; and ordinary objects that slip toward the extraordinary.The works form a wryly self-reflexive world where the real, the constructed, and the counterfeit collide. Here, dueling tow trucks tow twinned cherry-red hatchbacks in an endless urban loop, goat piñatas spill their high-end gastronomic blood-sausage guts, and a styrofoam cup is hand-carved from a block of styrofoam.

Learn more about Erik L. Peterson’s solo BOLT exhibition Hafgerdingar.

Resident year: