Peter Barnitz received his MFA from the University of New Orleans in 2011 and his BFA from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2004. In 2012 he established the Barnitz Academy of Fine Arts, where he instructs art workshops for children and adults. He is currently a member of the TEN Gallery in New Orleans, LA and works as the Art Director and artist-in-residence at Kenner Discovery Health and Sciences Academy. In 2014, Mr. Barnitz was appointed to the Kenner Rivertown Arts Council, where he serves as the Chairman. He was born and raised in Metairie, LA and currently lives and works out of his home studio in Kenner, LA.
Mr. Barnitz has exhibited his work in selected group and solo exhibitions around the United States and the world including the 2016 and 2017 Art Fields Exhibition in Lake City, South Carolina, the 2015 Exposure Nature Collection at the Musee du Louvre in Paris France, the 2015 Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition, curated by Brooke Davis Anderson, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, as well as, a Finalist in the 2015 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale – National Juried Exhibition at the SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show in Miami Beach, Florida.
Outside of the art world, Mr. Barnitz was a four year letterman and former team captain of the Loyola University of New Orleans Men’s Basketball Team and a member of the Loyola WolfPack Track & Field Team (1999-2003). He is currently the head coach of the Kenner Discovery Boy’s Basketball Program.