Clyde Petersen, b. 1980,

Based in Seattle, Washington, USA


Clyde Petersen is a Seattle-based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a proud member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. Clyde is the director of Torrey Pines, an autobiographical stop-motion animated feature film, which premiered in October 2016 and toured the world with a live score. 


He travels the world with his punk band Your Heart Breaks and hosts the internet film series Boating with Clyde, in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. His work has been featured around the world in museums, galleries and DIY venues.


Clyde is currently working on two new feature films and has a solo exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum through April 2019. 



2018, Amazon Artist in Residence
2016, Neddy at Cornish Award 
2015, The Stranger Genius Award
2014, Artist Trust Innovator Award