Photo courtesy of Matt Adams

Photo courtesy of Matt Adams

JEFFREY SWIDER-PELTZ

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I grew up ice speedskating with my sister, under the training of my mother–America’s first four-time Winter Olympian. After competing internationally for the US, I escaped from the intensly competitive art of speedskating to a new world of visual art and teaching. Now based in Chicago, my past experience in athletics informs the politics, movement and color in my work as well as explorations of time, repetition and space. I’m obsessed with lines, tape and motion.