Neal Peterson (born 1980, North Dakota, USA) is an American artist based in Minneapolis whose work is influenced by his travels around the globe. Peterson studied art and design at Minnesota State Moorhead (BA), the University of Minnesota Duluth (MFA), and East Tennessee State University (MA). He teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. In 2016, Peterson began creating large-scale collages of cities composed of original street photography. Combining iconic architecture, natural elements, graffiti and more, his Urban Mandalas series for Moooi Carpets captures the blossoming, fractal nature of cities. With Buddhist art as inspiration, these kaleidoscopic microcosms represent the oneness and connectivity of a city to its people. While each design is unique in its details, its form remains the same throughout the series.