PETER SARKISIAN is an American video artist and early practitioner of digital image mapping techniques. He has been featured in nearly 80 international museum exhibitions spanning more than 20 years. In 2005, he was named a Master Video Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in its annual report to the White House.
Major public museums and venues to have exhibited Sarkisian's work include: Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Art, Taiwan, The Orange County Museum of Art, The Picasso Museum, France, The New Museum, New York, and several others.
Sarkisian was among a group of artists to project video images against non-planar viewing surfaces - a technique he helped develop in the 1990's by digitally augmenting the spatial characteristics of projected images to match physical surfaces of varying shape and angular orientation. Since then, Sarkisian has pushed the state of his art in an effort to discover new and exciting techniques, often incorporating cutting edge technology such as 3D CNC, vacuum forming and 3D printing into his creative process.
Many of Sarkisian's earliest methods predate those now used in the entertainment and multi-media industries. In 2008, the Mechanical Engineering magazine published a feature article on Sarkisian's work, noting his innovations: 'Technology is transforming human experience and the means we use to tell our stories. Visionaries like Peter Sarkisian are addressing its challenges by using technology in new and innovative ways, as ally and tool, providing fresh experience and renewd meaning.