Majored in German/Studio Art, Minored in Art History Carthage College, Class of 2016
From Houghton, MI
Peter J. Sproule graduated from Carthage College in Spring 2016. With a double major in German and Studio Art and a minor in Art History, he has developed a diverse set of skills to work diligently and creatively across disciplines. In his final semester, he pursued a thesis project for German on contemporary artist Gerhard Richter and a thesis exhibition for Studio Art, focusing on portraiture work.
Sproule is a cross-disciplinary artist, exploring painting, drawing, illustration, and costume design. He uses portraiture as a means of defining an individual's character and background, with both people and animals as subjects. Recently, he has been developing the use of film and collage narratives as a means of portraiture expression.
Professionally, Sproule works in Archival and Museum Studies, having completed semester-long internship experiences at the Von Parish Costume Library in Munich, Germany, and at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois. At Carthage College, he is a employee in the Theatre Department's Costume Shop and a member of the Student Union Art Gallery Board.
Originally from Canada, Sproule grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and spent a year abroad in South Korea through Rotary Youth Exchange. During college, he has continued his international education at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Currently, he is preparing to return to Germany for a full year through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Program.