Born in Florida and raised in Maryland, Jamaal Peterman is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Peterman holds a BFA from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (2014) and an MFA from Pratt Institute (2019). His work investigates the impact of social and physical structures on perception of race and identity—using scale and line in his figurative compositions to illustrate hierarchy and restriction. Recent exhibitions include Tales from the Hood at James Fuentes Gallery (New York, NY) and Abstraction and Social Critique at Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago, IL) among others. Peterman has been awarded the Peter S. Reed Foundation grant, commissioned by MoMA PS1, and has undertaken residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MASS MoCA, Wassaic Project Residency, and Fountainhead Residency, amongst others. The artist’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Art in America and New American Painting.