Clyde Petersen works on his art installation "Merch & Destroy" at the Bellevue Arts Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The exhibition will run Nov. 9 through April 14. Petersen has been working on this project for four months and says he has been wanting to start it for the last three years. "It's nice to just be in this museum building my own world for a few minutes a day," Petersen says. (Photo by Dorothy Edwards/Crosscut)

CLYDE PETERSEN


EDUCATION
2001    B.A in Film & Music Production, Western Washington University. Bellingham, Washington. 


EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS
2019   
Road Dogz: Kimya Dawson and Clyde Petersen, Party Hat, Seattle, WA
Look How Far We've Come: A Queer Art Show 902 Feet in the Air, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA
Queer, Cloud Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018   
Merch and Destroy, Bellevue Art Museum Solo Exhibition, Bellevue, WA
Exhale: Clyde Petersen & Ellen Forney, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA
Shredders, Cold Cube Press Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2017 
 
Clyde-O-Scope, Evergreen College Solo Exhibition, Olympia, WA
Glory Holes, Circle Jerks and Happy Endings, The Factory Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Out Of Sight, Seattle WA
Seattle Art Fair – Guest Speaker, Seattle, WA
Out of Sauce, Martyr Sauce, Seattle, WA

2016   
The Neddy at Cornish, Pivot Gallery, Seattle, WA
Animation Disaster, Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Invitational,
Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

Essential Skimming, CAM, Seattle, WA

2015   
Sequestered Together: The Dangerous and Lonely World of Animation, Clark College Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA
Balls Deep: My Year in Florida, Martyr Sauce Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2014    
The Neddy at Cornish, Cornish College, Seattle, WA
Boating with Clyde, Henry Art Gallery: Summer Field Studies & Test Site


Boating with Clyde, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
To Be Alone Together
, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Portals
, Seattle, WA

Seattle Experimental Animation Team, 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2013    
Boating with Clyde: Solo Exhibition, Gallery 4Culture. Seattle, WA
Pride Show, Hard L Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012   
Hide//Seek//Difference//Desire//Northwest & Queering the Museum
Tacoma, WA.
Postcard show, Leslie/Lohman Gallery, New York, NY
Seattle Experimental Animation Team, Zeitgeist, Seattle, WA


RESIDENCIES
2018   
Amazon Artist Residency, Seattle, WA
Cucalorus Film Residency, Wilmington, NC

2017    
Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle, WA


AWARDS & GRANTS
2018   
Amazon Artist Grant 

Seattle CityArtists Grant
e4c 4Culture Art Grant

2017    
4Culture Individual Artist Grant

Ottawa International Film Festival Special Jury Prize: Torrey Pines 



2016   
Neddy at Cornish Award in Open Medium 

New England Foundation for the Art's Touring Grant 

TWIST Special Jury Prize: Torrey Pines
Seattle CityArtists Grant

Jack Straw Artist Support Program Audio Recording Grant

2015  
The Stranger Genius Award


2014 
 
Artist Trust Innovator Award 

4Culture Individual Artist Grant 

City of Seattle Emerging Artist Roster 2014/2015



2013 
 
4Culture / City of Seattle Hazardous Materials Film Project
Artist Trust GAP Award

2012   
4Culture Individual Artist Grant
Seattle CityArtists Grant
Awesome Foundation Grant

2011    
4Culture Individual Artist Grant
Seattle Youth Arts Grant
Cannes in a Van - Van d’Or Award for Best Music Film

2010   
Seattle Public Transit Grant
Humanities of Washington Award

2009  
Seattle CityArtists Grant


SELECTED FILM PREMIERS & SCREENINGS
Screenings Highlights include Ottawa Int. Animation Festival, SIFF, SXSW, Georama: Tokyo Animation Film Festival, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Walker Art Gallery, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Gallery, PuSh: Vancouver, Bumbershoot, TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, University British Columbia and the IFC Film Channel.

2018   
Torrey Pines with a live score select screenings:
Georama Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Emerson College, Boston, MA
Connecticut College, New London, CT
PuSh Festival, Vancouver, B.C.

2017    
Torrey Pines with a live score select screenings:
Flare Film Festival Centerpiece Film, British Film Institute, London, UK
Irish Film Institute, Dublin, IE

Roze Filmdagen: Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Holland Animation Film Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Frameline Film Festival, San Fransisco, CA
Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival, Rio De

2016   
Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival at the Egyptian – Torrey Pines Premiere with live orchestra and live foley (Opening Night Gala Film), Seattle, WA

2015   
Translations Film Festival, Seattle, WA - ManDate: Oral History

2014    
Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, WA - My Last Year With the Nuns
Rio Theater, Vancouver, BC - Gender Failure
PuSh Festival, Vancouver, BC - Gender Failure

2013    
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA - Boating with Clyde  
Local Sightings, Seattle, WA - Make Good Choices, Harsh Tokes and Bong Jokes
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London, UK - Gender Failure
Translations Film Festival, Seattle, WA - Gender Failure
Chan Centre at UBC, Vancouver, BC - Gender Failure
Dixon Place, New York, NY - Gender Failure

2012   
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – 13 Wayz to Get Hard
Out in the Desert, Tucson Gay Film Festival – 13 Wayz to Get Hard
Transitions Film Festival - On Becoming a Man: Fanning the Flames
Western Washington University - Fanning the Flames Film Program
Portland State University – NLAOF, Already Gone

2011    
OneReel Bumbershoot Film Festival - Not Like Any Other Feeling
Local Sightings – NWFF - Not Like Any Other Feeling & Red Light Bulb
Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Red Light Bulb

IFC – Tiny Hands
Walker Art Gallery – Not Like Any Other Feeling
Transitions Film Festival – Black Velvet

Cannes in the Van – Not Like Any Other Feeling

2010   
NWFF Larval Amps Screening – Roaming the Earth & Tallymarks
Olympia Film Festival - The Unspeakable
Olympia Film Festival – Last Night on Earth – Shorts Program

NWFF Local Sightings - Laizzes Les Bon Temps Rouler – Music Video Program
NWFF Local Sightings - Belly of June - Music Video Program

NWFF Local Sightings - Gentle Giants – Animated Shorts Program

Northwest Film Forum - The Unspeakable


2009  
Cannes in the Van – We;Camera


2008  
Premier of Bag of Hammers with The Film Brigade (Chicago, IL)


2007   
Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Selection: Cast a Hook in me

2006   SXSW Music Video selection: Secret Someone’s

2004  
Plan-It-X Fest Video selection. Bloomington, Indiana
Projections Film Festival Music Video selection. Whatcom County, Washington

2000  
Projections Film Festival Super-8 selection. Whatcom County, Washington


FEATURE FILMS
Torrey Pines
Even Hell has its Heroes (In-Progress)
Our Forbidden Country (In-Progress)


SHORT FILMS
Little Potato Animated Segments for Wes Hurley

We’ve Been Around Film Series with Rhys Ernst

Dylan Carlson Falling with a 1000 Stars

The Wild World of Pesticides
– PSA with 4Culture and the King County HazMat Dept.
Gender Failure: Live performance with animated films
Fanning the Flames Animated Short Film Series
Boating with Clyde Television series


PRESS
2018   
The agony and the ecstasy of the tour van — cast in cardboard” Crosscut, Brangien Davis. October 201
"I Have a Long Childhood History with Box Forts" The Stranger, Jasmyne Keimig. November 2018

2016   
“Animated Transgender Odyssey “Torrey Pines” Is The Year’s Best Film!” Huffington Post, Wes Hurley October 2016
“Courage in Motion” City Arts, Sarah Galvin October 2016
“Torrey Pines Is a Handmade Film That Will Make You Feel Wholeheartedly Awesome” The Stranger, Jen Graves October 2016
“Clyde Petersen’s ‘Torrey Pines’ Is a Fascinating Work of Ambient Animation” Seattle Weekly, Kelton Sears August 2016

2015   
“Clyde Petersen, 2015 Stranger Genius Award Nominee in Film” The Stranger, Sean Nelson June 2015

2014    
“Innovation is Perverted” The Stranger, Jen Graves December 2014

2013    
“Clyde Petersen and his Camera” The Stranger, David Schmader December 2013
“Clyde Petersen on 'Torrey Pines,' Star Trek, and Shouting at Richard Simmons” Seattle Weekly, Kelton Sears December 2013
“Clyde Petersen's Boating with Clyde at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival” The Stranger, David Schmader October, 2013
“It gets wetter in Boating with Clyde” The Stranger, Jen Graves September 2013
“Let’s go Boating with Clyde” 3 Dollar Bill Cinema September 2013

2011    
“Seattle’s Indie Animator Clyde Petersen” Seattle Magazine March 2011

2008  
“Clyde Petersen Animation” Two if by Sea October, 2008


PUBLICATIONS
2000–2005    Music & Travel-based Zine. In Your Room. Issues 1-11.