Saturday, July 27, 2019


Peter Abrams was born in 1961 in New York city, NY. While studying Entomology (the study of insects) and Architecture at Cornell University from 1979 to 1981 He lived at Ecology House, an environmentally responsible residence. He continued his studies focusing on sculpture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he was a member of Nottingham Co-op which was devoted to sustainable living practices. From 1987 to 1992 he worked at various artists’ studios in California, Wisconsin and France.
In 1992 he founded {and acted as CEO of Ground-Score Productions, LLC, a Brooklyn-based company dedicated to the re-use of industrial materials. While in Brooklyn, he started working with reclaimed wire rope. Peter later moved to the Johnson Atelier in Hamilton, NJ, where he created sculpture from 1997 to 1999. He then moved his operation to Trenton NJ. In 2003 he started The Trenton Atelier, renovating a 10,000 square foot former sign factory (which was slated for demolition) into a vibrant arts manufacturing facility.
He then moved his studio to North Clinton Ave. in Trenton NJ where he acted as mentor and supervisor for both the internship and apprenticeship programs. During these years Peter has been working on the B Home Project, which is a living arts installation based on sustainable building practices. B Homes are low-coast shelters with applications ranging from disaster relief to eco-tourism (to alternative dwellings for under-served populations). B Homes are made from shipping pallets and other post-industrial and natural materials such as bamboo and used tires. These are all materials that he has been working with throughout his career and of which continues to explore the usages.
Peter has lived the last 3 years on a co-operative farm outside Princeton NJ where he has been the chief chicken tenderer for eggs. He also continues his explorations in re-used material now with a focus on agricultural functions. He continues to create “Firebowls” (a woven basket made from reclaimed wire rope) as well as furniture and architectural commissions.