The Artists

Meet the inspired creative people whose work is featured in our Public Energy Art Kit (P.E.A.K.).

The Public Energy Art Kit (P.E.A.K.) is the work of inspired creative people who have chosen to move from passive consumers to active global citizens by deploying words and images that both educate about our current challenges and promote obtainable visions of a more resilient future. Read about the artists involved and hear what they have to say about working on this project.

Steve Lambert


Lambert’s work has been shown everywhere from museums to protest marches nationally and internationally featured in over fourteen books, and in four documentary films. He co-founded the Center for Artistic Activism, was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010, and is an assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase.

Roger Peet


Roger Peet is an artist and printmaker in Portland, Oregon. He spends a lot of his time thinking about the tidal wave of extinction currently engulfing the earth, and what can and can’t be done about it. He unsuccessfully strives to balance the depressing truth of the homogocene with some sort of rage against the proverbial dying of the light.

Mike King


Portland designer and illustrator Mike King has over the last few decades produced thousands of posters, album covers, tee-shirt designs and a rainbow of other crap for a wide variety of musicians, doughnut shops and tree huggers.

Anne Faith Nicholls


Anne Faith Nicholls is an acclaimed artist, illustrator and curator based in California. Her works have been exhibited in galleries, museums and collections around the world. Nicholls cites surrealism and folk art as her main stylistic inspirations, and uses symbolism to depict hidden narratives within all her pieces.

Hugh D’Andrade


Hugh D’Andrade is famously indiscriminate about the uses of his art. It has appeared on book covers, magazine
spreads, rock posters, Burning Man paraphernalia, and board games, as well as the occasional t-shirt and skateboard. His greatest ambition in life is to project his mental images into the minds of innocent people everywhere.

Cole Sternberg


Sternberg is an anomaly, working in a range of formats such as painting, installation, video, poetry, political activism and legal scholasticism. Series of Sternberg’s works have focused on a variety of social issues, from current human rights activism and its relationship to the law, to the environment, media and concepts of content overload.

Nicolas Lampert


Nicolas Lampert is a Milwaukee-based interdisciplinary artist and author whose work focuses on themes of social justice and ecology. Collectively, he works with two groups: the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a worker-owned printmaking cooperative; and ReciproCity, a mobile experimental cultural center that focuses on urban agricultural projects and community activism in Milwaukee and beyond.

Keri Smith


Keri Smith is an agent for a secret underground organization whose mission is to reanimate everyday life and question the status quo. She spends her time conducting her “research” up in trees, watching the world, and taking detailed notes. She uses her findings to create books and conceptual artworks. You can find some of her research at:



Mazatl lives in Mexico City where he part takes in several collectives seeking social/political/environmental justice. His art is inspired by the work individuals and collectives do to shake off the noose around our necks.

Jacob Arden McClure


Jacob Arden McClure’s works include video art, sculpture, installation, paintings and design. His works offer conceptual explorations of relationships, society, and the hierarchy thereof. McClure’s surreal cast of characters and subjects are always either victims, helpers or enemies, and the differentiation of who’s who seems to be at the heart of the matter.

Liz McGrath


Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life. Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, and the imagination.

Packard Jennings


Packard Jennings is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses appropriation, humor and interventionist tactics to explore the dynamics of public spaces. His website is a user-generated how-to of interventionist projects and tactics. He lives and works in Oakland, California.