Peter Bonner was born in Brisbane Australia, where, at the age of 8 years old, he won a city wide drawing competition open to children of all ages. Since then he has been drawn to paint. He has lived and studied in Brisbane, Melbourne, New York, Russia, Italy, Madrid, and London. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (First class Honors) in Melbourne, a post graduate diploma in New York and, in 2010, a Masters in Fine Art (by Research) pursuing his interest in perception, memory and the primitive. To this end he spent considerable time in the deserts in central Australia to understand the working methods of Australian Aboriginal Artists. Since then, Bonner has lived in and worked in Brooklyn and developed a personal visual language that is both metaphoric and experiential in its evocation of memory and narrative.