Peter Sowiski was born in 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a BA in 1971 in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in 1974 in Printmaking from Ohio State University. He is primarily known as a pulp painter, with work in numerous collections in America. Over the last fifty years he has shown in over two hundred exhibitions, and held over eighty five workshop, lecture and visiting artist posts locally to internationally.

Peter is an Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts at SUNY Buffalo State University, where he taught from 1974- 2007, did stints as Chair of Fine Arts, of Design, and received the President’s Award for Excellence in Service. He investigated papermaking in Korea, China and Vietnam, and was President of The Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc. He has worked at Abaca Press as chief screen printer since its inception in 1994.

He continues working for Abaca press, and messing up his studio in Buffalo.