Peter Ahern is an award winning animator, illustrator and paper cut survivor living in Brooklyn, New York.

Having graduated from Pratt Institute in ’09 with a BFA in Film/Animation, he currently freelances as a 2D animator, designer and story boarder on a wide variety of commercial projects for clients such as the NBA, Nike, Chobani, Nickelodeon, Showtime, MTV, Sephora and the X-Games. In addition, he’s had his short films screened at dozens of prestigious festivals, illustrations featured in prominent gallery exhibitions and has served on several film festival juries.

In his free time Peter loves to explore nature, watch cheesy horror flicks, talk about cats and fill his hollow leg with delicious food.

Illustration Publication

Illustration Publication

I’ve had an illustration published on Critical Read (<- link to article) as part of their compilation of essays and artwork inspired by the Mona Lisa. They’ve paired it with the 4th story “You’ve Seen the Mona Lisa” by Bryan St. Amand.

My artist statement was as follows:
Most people tend to fixate on Mona Lisa’s smile but I’ve always been fascinated with her mysterious eyes. Whether it’s their ability to follow your gaze from any angle or their lack of eyebrows subtly disrupting your visual system, I find them both otherworldly and slightly unnerving. I chose to make these eyes the focal point of my piece, exaggerating their effects with hypnotic beams and spirals like a pair of headlights radiating directly into your soul. 

 
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2019 NBA Playoffs campaign

2019 NBA Playoffs campaign