Pete Fecteau

Email: Pete@buttonpresser.com


Education:

2000 – University of Maine Augusta
Beginning Metal Sculpture

2001 – 2003 -Plymouth State University
BFA Graphic Design

2003 – 2007 – Kendall College of Art & Design
BFA Digital Media Design


Honors:

2013 – Kitchen & Bathrooms Designer of the Month: May
2012 – Make Magazine #1 Blog Post of 2012
2011 – Fellow – Code for America – San Francisco, CA
2010 – Top 50 Artist – ArtPrize – Grand Rapids, MI
2010 – Featured Artist – Funky Ferndale Art Festival – Ferndale, MI
2010 – Live ARTist – Hit the Decks Music Festival – Grand Rapids, MI


Bibliography:

  • 12oz Prophet – Rubik’s Cube Mural of Martin Luther King Jr. gives Space Invader a run for his Money – Link
  • Juxtapoz Magazine – MLK in Rubik’s Cubes by Pete Fecteau – Link
  • Make Magazine – I Have a (Puzzling) Dream – Link
  • My Modern Met – Giant Rubik’s Cube Mosaic of Martin Luther King Jr. – Link
  • The Examiner – MLK Jr. portrait out of 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes – Link
  • Reddit – Jack’s OCD was entering its terminal phase – Link
  • Likecool – Dream Big – Link
  • Trends Now – Dream Big – Link
  • Fresh Home – Dream Big Rubik’s Cubes Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. – Link
  • Neatorama – Huge Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. Made from 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes – Link
  • Technabob – I Have a Dream… and it Involves 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes – Link
  • Wins.Failblog – Rubik’s Design WIN – Link
  • Wall to Watch – Dream Big – Link
  • On The Town Magazine – ArtPrize talk on the Old Federal Building and Artist Pete Fecteau – Link
  • Grand Rapids Press – Artists race to finish ArtPrize entries as kickoff approaches – Link
  • Grand Rapids Press – 17-year-old filmmaker dives deep into documenting ArtPrize – Link
  • Grand Rapids Press – ‘Crazy’ ArtPrize entries find buyer in Ripley’s museums of oddities – Link
  • The Oakland Press – Focus on the funky: Ferndale art fair prides itself on edgy reputation – Link
  • FOX 17 Grand Rapids – Tim Doty Meets Pixel Pete – Link
  • FOX 17 Grand Rapids – Artist Pixel Pete solves Rubik’s Cube – Link
  • FOX 17 Grand Rapids – Art Make from Rubik’s Cubes – Link

Quotes:

“…that’s the piece I wanted more than any. It’s the most Ripleyesque of all.”

- Edward Meyer, VP of Ripley’s Believe it or Not

“I have a dream… to build a mosaic of Martin Luther King Jr. out of Rubik’s cubes! You sure this wasn’t an acid trip instead of a dream?”

- Kevin Chavez


Commissions/Sales:
2013 – Brain Games – Temporary Installation: National Geographic Channel
2012 – Bright Idea – Cover Art Commission: 306 Magazine, Norway
2012 – Propaganda – Commission: Catalyst Space
2010 – Terminal Velocity – Sold: Private Collector
2010 – Coal Walker – Sold: Joseph Fotis
2010 – Little Lost Bear – Sold: Private Collector
2010 – Glacier Bay – Sold: Jessie VanDellen
2010 – Cosmic Crush – Sold: Private Collector
2010 – Dream Big – Temporary Installation: ArtPrize
2008 – Song and Rhythm Series (five pieces) – Private Collector


Pete also has an extensive interactive design portfolio and resume.