T. Oliver Peabody is a visual artist living and working in New York City. After receiving his BFA in illustration from F.I.T., T. Oliver has worked as a graphic designer and art director for many years.
Prompted by his visual design background, T. Oliver Peabody eventually turned his layered style and deft composition toward gesture-led experimentation in a variety of media. As an emerging fine artist he became beguiled by the visceral, physical residues of paint, the intoxicating immediacy of risk and began to apply his digital skills to the tangible terrain of physicality, capturing motion, energy and ideas in luscious layered pigment. His contemporary works of mixed media incorporate drawing, painting and silkscreen toward refreshingly autonomous ends.
T. Oliver Peabody’s ease with contemporary iconography and unique use of silkscreen layered with bold strokes of paint injects the work with a chiefly graphic and pop-expressionist sensibility. Applying his impressive background in design toward the destructive and lawless territory of the sketch, scribble and streak – tedious repetition and delirious play becomes the backbone of the artist’s intuitive process and practice.