Peter Leue (pronounced Loya) (b. 1946) has worked in wood and mixed media for five decades. Peter studied with Wendell Castle and Bill Keyser at the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1968. An award-winning artist and craftsman, Peter concentrates on interactive and functional sculpture. In October and November, 2013, Peter's work was featured in two galleries in Taipei, Taiwan: the Guan Xiang Art Gallery, and the Danish Warehouse, and between January and March 2014, in a group show in Taipei City Hall, sponsored by the Taipei Puppetry Museum. All three shows were organized and curated by Leigh Wen, of Leigh Wen Fine Art, New York City and Taipei, Taiwan. One of Peter's newer sculptures, Loving (Albany) Cup 2013, won the Nancy Hyatt Liddle Award for Best in Show at Historic Albany Foundation's BUILT art show, Nov. 2013 and was chosen for the 2nd Annual Upstate Artists Juried Group Show at the Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY, November 2013-January, 2014. Peter also altered two pianos in the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District's 2014 Sculpture in the Streets exhibit of "Play Me, I'm Yours"--one in the exhibit and one altered for promotional purposes for the Downtown Albany BID. In early fall of 2014, Peter began developing his series of 12 lifesize poseable sculptures. His public installations of the prototype Poser #1 have delighted viewers wherever he sets him up! Though they have not been displayed publicly as yet, as of December 2014, Poser #1 has been joined by the now complete female poser and one of the remaining 10 in the series.