Artist

Peter Karuna

Peter Karuna is a visual artist with North African, and West and South Asian roots, who was raised in the U.K. and is now based in Hamilton, Ontario. He works with photography, video, sculpture and installation. He has a B.A. in Fine Art and Sociology from University of Guelph and a teaching degree from Brock University. He has taught at the Native Indian and Inuit Photographers Association, Burlington Art Centre, and Hamilton-area schools. He is a teacher at the Dundas Valley School of Art, where he has been teaching for more than twenty years.

Karuna has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, screenings and festivals across Canada, as well as in Cuba, Scotland, the U.S. and Hungary. He has been a resident video artist at The Banff Centre, and Video In, Vancouver, BC., and a visiting artist at educational institutions and galleries in Ontario and UC Davis, California.

Karuna is a recipient of a number of production grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. His work can be found in collections at the National Gallery of Canada, the Organization of Saskatchewan Art Councils, the Alberta College of Art, Queens University,
the Mendel Gallery, and Trinity Square Video, Toronto, as well as in private collections.

Videography

PC

2001, 34:27 minutes, colour, English

Up the Creek

2000, 06:38 minutes, colour, English

Black On White

1994, 27:00 minutes, colour, English

Missing Culture

1993, 20:48 minutes, colour, English

My Father Was An Englishman

1992, 15:00 minutes, colour, English

Aid To Artists

1990, 02:30 minutes, colour, English

Crying Shame

1987, 07:30 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

This Is (Not) A Comedy: Black On White and the (De)Construction...
by Lesley Douglass. Fuse, Summer 1995, v. 18, no. 4.
Desh Pardesh digs deep into diaspora
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Apr. 28, 1994, v. 13, no. 35.
My Father Was An Englishman
by Jane Gordon. Fuse, 1992, v. 16, no. 1.