Peter Precourt is an Associate Professor of Art and 2013 Trustee Professor at the University of Maine at Augusta. He began teaching at the University of Maine at Augusta in 2006. He lives and works in Winthrop, Maine, with his wife and two children. He has prior university teaching experience at William Carey University in Gulfport, MS, the University of Houston in Houston, TX, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School in Houston TX. He also served as an Education Associate, Curator and the initial Teen Council Coordinator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.
Perhaps Professor Precourt's most innovative academic work has been in the development of team teaching and civic engagement at UMA. He has team-taught Graphic Storytelling in Form and Practice, a 6-credit interdisciplinary course with Professor of English Lisa Botshon. He was the lead professor in a new Interdisciplinary course in Data Visualization with guest lecturers from experts in the fields of Sociology, Math, Business, Architecture, Ethics, GIS and Human/Computer interaction. He also co-created and co-taught the nine-credit interdisciplinary Collaborating with the Community, which integrated art, architecture, philosophy in the classroom and in Augusta's Bread of Life soup kitchen and homeless shelter.
Professionally, Professor Precourt has an extensive body of work focused primarily in Painting, Drawing and most recently, the Graphic Novel. He works out of his storefront studio, art:works on Main, which is also a part time exhibition space for local, regional and national artists. It is the mission of art:works on Main to create a space and place where artists and community can creatively collaborate in a meaningful and tangible way. He has exhibited his personal studio work nationally including exhibitions in Augusta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City and Portland.