Clyde Petersen is a Seattle-based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a proud member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. Clyde is the director of Torrey Pines, an autobiographical stop-motion animated feature film, which premiered in October 2016 and toured the world with a live score for 2 years. He recently had a solo exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum, featuring a life-size Ford Econoline tour van built entirely of cardboard.
He travels the world with his band Your Heart Breaks and hosts the internet film series Boating with Clyde, in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. His award-winning work has been featured around the world in museums, galleries and DIY venues.
Clyde is currently working on two new feature films, expected to be compete in 2020. In addition to all of this magic, he is establishing an artist residency program on an island in the Salish Sea