Installation view of the gallery’s inagural exhibition, a study of identity, by Ryoichi Nakamura.

PETER AUGUSTUS (formerly P.A.O. Projects) is a contemporary art gallery located in Dallas, Texas, focused on emerging and mid-career international artists. Housed in a historic storefront in the heart of the city’s Expo Park district, the gallery features over 1,000 square feet of exhibition space.

The gallery was founded in 2021 by Peter Augustus Owen, a native of Dallas. As the former associate publisher of ArtAsiaPacific magazine and associate director of public relations and digital marketing for Perrotin in Asia, he has over 10 years of experience working with artists.

During his tenure at ArtAsiaPacific, he was responsible for the overall growth of the magazine across print, digital, and social media. He also regularly contributed to the editorial side of the publication, writing and conducting interviews for Korean popstar and art collector T.O.P,  RongRong & inri, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Lucille Reyboz & Yusuke Nakanishi, the directors of Kyotographie. After relocating to Japan, Peter launched Notes from Nippon, a monthly round-up of art happenings across the country.

At Perrotin, his responsibilities included leading the public relations, digital marketing, and advertising strategies for all locations in Asia (Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai). Based in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Peter developed the communications and media strategy for the grand opening of Perrotin Shanghai, and later for Takashi Murakami’s first solo exhibition in mainland China.

Since relocating back to the states and opening PETER AUGUSTUS, Peter has hosted several artist’s first solo exhibitions in North America.