PETER CHRISTIAN HABERKORN
Is an artist living in Scottsdale, Arizona who makes three-dimensional collages using found material and scavenged objects. Born in the San Francisco Bay area and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Mr. Haberkorn was educated at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and then at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Architecture in 1983.
Before living in Scottsdale Mr. Haberkorn lived in Cincinnati, Ohio from 2006 and 2015. While here he showed his work at the Carl Solway Gallery, the Weston Art Gallery and the Land of Tomorrow Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. Between 2001 and 2006 he lived and worked in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and from 1994 to 2001 he lived and worked in San Francisco, California, where he created a series of site-specific installations at the Picture Gallery. Between 1987 and 1994 Mr. Haberkorn owned Archival Framing Services in Los Angeles, California, a fine-arts framing business specializing in the archival treatment of art. Between 1983 and 1989 he lived in and helped to restore the historic Schindler house in West Hollywood, until 1989.
Originally inspired by his architectural restoration activities, as well as by the finishing materials he used in fine art framing, Mr. Haberkorn became fascinated with the formal and evocative potential of cast-off, recycled and industrial components. Subsequently, he began creating specific new elements to mix in with the found materials. More recently, he has developed three bodies of work: collages incorporating textures and associations of animal forms and skins; constructions using telephones; and photography combined with found windows.