Peter Kohut
painting, walking, writing, reading groups, dialogues, meditating, sound, music, colour, light, abstraction

MFA, University of Ottawa

I am an experienced graphic designer (15 years) but my passion for art prompted me to change my career focus. My inquiries into the theory and history of colour perception have enticed me to let go of conventional representation and experiment with a pared-down, minimal form of painting that leans toward painting as installation art. I received my BFA in Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of Victoria in 2019. I am currently studying for my MFA at the University of Ottawa.

“I take a daily walk around my neighbourhood to connect with the outside world, breathe some fresh air, and spend time away from my computer screen. I also listen to atmospheric music (rain sounds or ocean waves) to calm myself when I'm feeling anxious.”