Installation view of the gallery’s inagural exhibition, a study of identity, by Ryoichi Nakamura (May 2021).

Peter Augustus is a contemporary art gallery located in Dallas, Texas, focused on emerging and mid-career artists primarily from the Asia-Pacific region. After opening in the Exposition Park neighborhood of the city, the gallery moved to the Design District in early 2022.

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.

An avid supporter of Human Rights issues, Peter was a co-director and judge of the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize for several years, benefitting the refugee community of Hong Kong. He also served as a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Palm Springs, California in 2019.

Since relocating back to the states and opening Peter Augustus, Peter has hosted several artists’ first solo exhibitions in North America.  The gallery also offers art appraisal and consulting services. For more informaion, please contact us here.