PETER BERNER BIO
Peter has been a stand up comic since 1988. Over the years he has performed throughout Australia, New Zealand, New York, UK, Asia and Europe. He has written and hosted television shows including BackBerner and The Einstein Factor for the ABC, You Have Been Watching for FOX among others. He has appeared on numerous television shows including Hey Hey, Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, Good News Week, Sunrise, Studio 10. In 2006 He created, wrote and starred in a documentary about portraiture and the Archibald Prize titled Loaded Brush for ABC TV…
On radio Peter co-hosted Triple M breakfast as part of the The Cage, his own show The Peter Berner Experiment and evenings and weekend afternoons on 2UE. He still occasionally pops up on Drive with Josh Zepps on 702…
He sold his first cartoon to People Magazine while still at school and has contributed in magazines in Australia and he UK including The Bulletin. He is currently cartoonist for Limelight Magazine.
He’s released a couple of books of his cartoons over the years…
He went to the National Art School graduating in 1995.
Since that time he has continued to make and exhibit work most successfully in partnership with Project Gallery 90.
A list of art prize selections are below…(one day he plans on winning one!)
2018 Finalist Archibald Prize
2019 Finalist Waverley Art Prize
2019 Semi Finalist Moran Portrait Prize
2020 Finalist Muswellbrook Art Prize
2021 Finalist Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize
2021 Finalist STILL 2021 – National Still Life Prize
2021 Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2021 Finalist Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Prize
2021 Finalist Archibald Prize
2022 Finalist Lethbridge Landscape Prize
2022 Finalist Lethbridge 20000 Small work prize
2022 Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2022 Finalist Lester PortraitPrize
2023 Finalist Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize
2023 Finalist Muswellbrook Art Prize
2023 Finalist Milburn Art Prize