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Peter B Treiber

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Born in Brooklyn, New York, Peter grew up in a family of painters and photographers. He started work in New York City as a photo assistant and then earned an AA degree in graphic design at S.U.N.Y. Farmingdale, New York and a BFA degree in photography from the Art Center College of Design in California.

After returning to New York City, Peter worked for three independent studios that included photography for GM, Singer, N. Y. Port Authority, Time and Fortune.   This work led to positions at International Nickel in New York City and Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With co-author and writer, Bette Kovach, He published Inside Bethlehem Steel in 2008. Recently, the Library of Congress acquired 17 of these steel book images.

In 1999, with the new viability of professional digital photography, Peter turned his focus to shooting and exhibiting fine art photography.   This work has been published in numerous magazines and most recently in Rangefinder Magazine.   His photographs are in a growing number of private, corporate, college and public collections.   Peter is a member and past officer of ASMP and in my spare time he enjoy sailing with his family and growing orchids.   Peter currently live in Lewes, Delaware and is active in the Rehoboth Art League, The Delaware Contemporary and the Maryland Federation of Art.

Solo Exhibits:            

2018, Rehoboth Art League, 2016 Biennial Exhibition Award, Solo Show, "Ethereal Luminescence"
2017, Pennswood Art Gallery, Newtown, PA, solo show, "Ethereal Luminescence"
2017, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY solo show, "Ethereal Luminescence"
2016, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA, winner, one man show & residency, Jan., 2016, 11 "Ethereal Luminescence" prints, some with neon or multi layered.
2015, Solo exhibit, Marriott Courtyard, Philadelphia Navy Yard, six "Ethereal Luminescence" prints,
2015, Lehigh Valley Arts Council space, one man show, "Ethereal Luminescence"
2011, Steel Stacks Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, One man show, 12 prints from "The Real Steel"
2009, Midtown Scholar Book Store, Harrisburg, Pa. One man show, 28 prints,"The Real Steel"
2009, Monmouth Beach, NJ Cultural Center, Two man show, 21 Steel & Flowers prints
2008, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA, One man show, 28 prints, "The Real Steel"
2008, Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, One man show, 25 prints, "The Real Steel"
2007, Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, Two man show, 15 prints, "The Real Steel"
2007, Dakota Ridge Gallery, One man show, 20 prints, "The Real Steel"

Selected Group Exhibits:

2019, "Art @ the House of Deflagrates" Maryland Federation of Art, Juror Chris Mona
2019, "Visual Harmony" Maryland Federation of Art, Juror Yumi Hogan
2019, Rehoboth Art League, 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror Alida Fish
2018, Iona College “More Fun Than Fun" 4 E.L. prints Curator   Carol Taylor-Kearney
2018, Seaton Hall U. “Seeing Red" BSC print Curators   Meghan Brady and Alexandra Henderson
2018, Rehoboth Art League 8th Regional Juried Biennial Juror Ben Simons
2018, Connections III, Atlantic Gallery group show   "Ethereal Luminescence"
2018, "Working for a Living" Maryland Federation of Art, three prints, Best in Show, Juror, John James Anderson
2018, "Not an Ostrich", Annenberg Space for Photography, Juror, Ann Wilkes-Tucker
2018, "Departure & Arrivals", Atlantic Gallery, two "Ethereal Luminescence" neon prints
2018, "Small Works, Big (He)Art" - A Members' Showcase, Rehoboth Art League, two "Ethereal Luminescence" prints
2017, The Delaware Contemporary, OBSERVE, Friends' Juried Exhibition, 2 E. L. prints
2017, Atlantic Gallery, ""¦ Or Curse the Darkness" Political commentary, 3 E.L. prints
2017, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY "Idylls, Idols & Ideals" two "Ethereal Luminescence" neon prints
2016, "Pennsylvania Photographers", Bethlehem, PA, One multi layered "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2016, Rehoboth Art League 7th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition, one "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2016, Atlantic Gallery, NYC "Connections" small works show, two "Ethereal Luminescence" prints
2016, WideOpen 7, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists' Coalition, two "Ethereal Luminescence" prints
2016, New Arts Program Small Works Salon, one "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2016, Allegany National Photography Competition, one "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2016, InLiquid juried, benefit auction, Philadelphia, PA, one "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2015, "Pennsylvania Photographers", Bethlehem, PA, Juror, Alida Fish., One multi layered "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2015, State Museum of PA., Mid Century PA Architecture juried exhibit, three prints
2015, New Arts Program Small Works Salon, one "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2015, State Museum of PA. Art of the State exhibit, one "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2015, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, "Sky" exhibit, Juror Paula Tognarelli, One "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2014, Art Basel Miami, Art Blend Gallery, Spectrum Miami Art Fair, 3 "Ethereal Luminescence" prints, 2014, Art Basel Miami, Concept Art Fair, Cosmic Connections slide show, "Ethereal Luminescence"
2014, Art Basel Miami, Select Art Fair, See/Me video show, "Ethereal Luminescence"
2014, "Pennsylvania Photographers", Bethlehem, PA, Juror, Heather Campbell Coyle, One "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2014, ArtsQuest Annual Juried Members Show, Two Ethereal Luminescence prints, juror not revealed
2014, Mayfair Arts Festival, Allentown, PA, Juror, Ricardo Rivera, One B&W infrared print
2014, New York Center 4 Photographic Arts. Juror, Stephen Perloff, "Primary Colors", one print
2013, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Annual Abstract Photography Exhibit, Four "Ethereal Luminescence" prints
2013, "Pennsylvania Photographers", Bethlehem, PA, Juror, Bruce Katsiff, "Ethereal Luminescence"
2013, "Unhinged" BWAC show, Brooklyn, NY, Juror, N. Marshall Price, "Ethereal Luminescence" print
2013, ArtsQuest Annual Juried Members Show, 3 "Ethereal Luminescence" prints, juror not revealed
2013, Santa Bannon Fine Art, Bethlehem, PA group show Two Real Steel prints
2013, Exposure 2013 group show, Long Island City, NY Three- Ethereal Luminescence prints


Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century, published 2008, 12" x 9", 140 pages, 92 color and b&w photographs, composite leather cover with photography by Peter Treiber and text by Elizabeth Kovach. Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century is a visual tour of the formerly second-largest domestic steel company's last years as it struggled for survival. This book celebrates the majesty and might of the late steelmaker and chronicles the long decline of the company that literally built, transported and defended America for nearly 99 years.

Artist’s statement: Peter Treiber, Photographer

        Ethereal Luminescence is an ongoing series of abstract, expressionistic photographs that I originally created at a light show and continue to capture at fireworks shows, urban street scenes and amusement parks. Through abstraction, my photographs capture the drama and excitement of the vibrant and colorful public places that we all enjoy so much.

     Ethereal Luminescence began in a botanical garden forest, at night, where people were excitedly viewing a light show. The spectators viewing this show were having great fun, and I wanted to portray that in my photos.   After turning the problem of camera motion into an asset, the magic began to happen and was visible on the camera display as colorful abstractions. Amazed show goers volunteered their comments. “Wow! What is that? This is magic! How did you do that? I can’t believe the color! These don’t look like photographs!"   Indeed.   My in-camera images are not intended to look like traditional photographs. In the end, I am not concerned with the original subject or even the place, but rather the final work as a piece of art. This project has evolved as I continue to capture those joyful feelings at dozens of public events that use dramatic lighting. The colorful and popular gatherings make people feel good and my Ethereal Luminescence photographs express those feelings in a unique and memorable way.   Enjoy!

Services: Exhibit and artist's talk on "Ethereal Luminescence" and Industrial Photography with a focus on Bethlehem Steel.

Commissioned prints of my work in many sizes and print media.

Artist Information

Public Art, Lectures / Public Speaking, Exhibits, Commissioned Work
Older Adult, Adult
Regional Availability
Southern Delaware
Lewes DE 19958


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