Peter Karuna is a Hamilton-based visual artist working with photography, video, sculpture and installation art. He has a double major 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 has been teaching at the Dundas Valley School of Art for more than twenty-five years.
Karuna has participated in numerous group and solo 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, Alberta, and at Video In, Vancouver, BC. and a visiting artist at educational institutions and galleries in Ontario and California.
He 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.