Meet Our Speakers

Steven Peterman is the director and co-founder of Art House Co-op, an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects for a worldwide collective of 60,000 people. Their flagship program, The Sketchbook Project, encourages creative people from all walks of life to fill a sketchbook and return it to Art House, where it joins a traveling art-library exhibit featuring more than 18,000 books submitted from 130 countries.

Art House nurtures community-supported art projects that harness the power of the virtual world. “Creating together has become more successful than creating alone,” Steven says. “I want people to reach across social boundaries and find people to collaborate and create with.”

Born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey, Steven graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Sara and his cat Thrifty.

See Steven’s TEDxRVA 2013 talk here!