• Professor Peter Morales

    Peter Morales

    Professor, Modern Languages


    Peter M Morales is a Spanish instructor in the Modern Languages department. He was born and raised in Guatemala, Central America and is a practicing artist. He brings his artistic sensibility to language instruction. He has received numerous fellowships and grants from organizations such as the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board to pursue community-based art projects. He received his MA from the University of Minnesota, and his BA from Ripon College.

    Teaching Style

    Students taking a class with Professor Morales will gain the confidence to put their linguistic knowledge to use in real-world situations while refining and expanding their Spanish language skills.

    "I want students to expand their understanding of themselves, the world around them and what they are capable of through the adventure of language acquisition. Students will need to venture beyond their comfort range and my task is that they experience success while doing so."

    -Peter Morales

  • Recent Fellowships and Residencies

    • 2014 City Art Collaboratory Fellow at Public Art Saint Paul’s Yearly Art-Science Program Fellow

    • 2013 Open Studio Fellow at Franconia Sculpture Park. Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota

    • 2012-2014 Visiting Artist. College of Saint Catherine. Saint Paul, Minnesota.

    • 2011 Visiting Artist. Studio Arts Department, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Community-Based Outdoor Sculpture

    • 2014 Work in Progress. Western Avenue:Art in Public Spaces, rain garden design at Marshall and Western Avenues, Saint Paul, MN

    • 2013 EggSail Saga. Stone, cast iron, steel, stucco. (206” x 144” x 72”) Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

    • 2009 Water of the Doodem Spirits. Granite. 72” x 30” x 48”. Drinking fountain, Minneapolis. Minneapolis, MN