Full title: Bird’s Bar Mitzvah, Take 1, Becoming Charlie Parker
My official Bar Mitzvah picture morphing into Charlie Parker.
Peven was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois, Chicago for a BA in Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for an MFA in Photography/Artists Books. He has been active as a photographer, bookmaker and installation artist since the 1970s. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 40 one person exhibits and over 100 group shows and is in numerous public collections and archives. Peven has received awards and fellowships from the Arkansas Arts Council, Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA, JW Fulbright College and the University of Arkansas Teaching Academy.