NEW WORKS FROM PETER KOURY | Peter Koury is an award-winning contemporary painter whose unique style is largely undefined. His work uses vivid colors and realism to attract the viewer, and he combines that realism with abstraction and symbolism to make social commentary through the human experience. He prefers to work in acrylic and upcycled materials, doing what he can to reduce his environmental footprint and pay homage to his love of nature; he’s woven environmental and conservation themes into his art throughout his 30-year career.
Peter grew up in Green Bay, WI and was influenced at an early age by his grandmother, who was also an artist. In 1992 he moved to Milwaukee to attend The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. There he studied under Michelle Grabner, learning the important balance of art history and the contemporary art scene. He also shared a live/work studio with Jason Rohlf, another huge influence on Peter’s work. He then moved to Los Angeles where he expanded his artistic skills, creating artwork for skateboards, murals, and shoes, while also being commissioned to paint in the homes of Hollywood’s famous, including those of Jay Leno, Faye Dunaway, William Shatner, and Tony Shaloub. His realistic painting of a thunderstorm on Rob Zombie’s ceiling was even featured on MTV Cribs. The experience he gained in California strongly influenced his unique artistic style.
Since returning to Green Bay to raise his family, Peter has continued to be a prolific artist. His extraordinary paintings have been included in many juried exhibits, including The Hardy Gallery, Peninsula School of Art, the Neville Public Museum, the Art Garage, and charitable events, as well as having graced public and private walls throughout the community. His most recent works are commissions the public can experience at the Neville’s Generations Gallery, the Green Bay Botanical Garden’s Hobbit House, the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, Jenstar Movement Studio, Nakashima of Japan’s Green Bay location, and at the Green Bay Area Public Schools Welcome Center.
now on display in our Green Bay & Appleton showroom
October 8th- November 30th