b. 1965, Belfast, Co. Antrim
McPeake works with a wide range of media and materials and regards the making and viewing process as akin to writing and reading poetry – where the visual imagination becomes dominant in exploring meaning. In 2002 he had to abandon a long career in stage lighting design due to the loss of most of his eyesight and returned to arts education and practice on a full time basis. He received a 1st class honours degree in Arts, Design and Environment from Central Saint Martins (2005) and a PhD at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2012. McPeake works with numerous media from casting interactive bell-bronze sculptures to filmaking, and photography. He has received a number of private and public art and design commissions and has exhibited widely since 1997. In 2011 he won the Cass Sculpture Prize with his bell bronze work: “Some Cuts Resonate” and in 2012 received an award from the trust.