Peter Bugg was born and raised in Madison, WI, earned a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MFA in photography from Arizona State University. In 2009, he participated in the Arizona Biennial and interned at a paparazzi photo agency in Los Angeles, CA, where he gained an inside perspective on stardom and the Hollywood machine. In 2010, his work was featured in the exhibition Open for Business at the ASU Art Museum. In the spring of 2011, he was awarded an emerging artist grant by the Phoenix Art Museum’s Contemporary Forum. In 2012, received an In Flux vacant storefront grant through the City of Tempe and he participated in the group exhibition O Espaço Entre, at Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He currently works at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art as Curator of Programming.