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Bio

Michael Khoury (b.1950) is a Lebanese/Canadian visual artist and photographer. After receiving a BA from The University of New Brunswick, he entered the fashion industry, successfully running three retail fashion stores for over 20 years. In 1983 Khoury began attending the workshops of renowned photographer Freeman Patterson and continued this for four years. Photography eventually led him back to his love for painting which he explored at a young age. He went on to study with the late Canadian artist Molly Lamb Bobak where he received private lessons, encouragement and guidance. Here he developed his personal style in painting while continuing his photography practice.  

Michael has painted abroad in Paris during an eight month period and occasionally travels to his studio in Lebanon. He has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally including Kastel Gallery (Montreal); Hollander York Gallery (Toronto); Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Centre; (Saint John, NB); The Beaverbrook Art Gallery  (Fredericton). His work has been collected both publicly and privately including the government of Togo, Africa, The Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital and The University of New Brunswick. Khoury lives and works on his practice in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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Selected Solo exhibitions :

1975-  “Mystical “ UNB Art Centre , Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

1996-  “Treasured Places” Galerie des Bâtisseurs, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 

1996-  “Yellow House” December - Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 

             Molly Lamb Bobak opened the show

1997- “Treasured Places Between Canada & Lebanon”  May- ABEC, Aitken Bicentennial Centre   

            Art Centre, Saint John NB- Molly Lamb Bobak opened the show

1997- Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

1998-  Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

1998- “Expressions” May - Galerie Kastel, Green Avenue , West Mont Montreal , QC

1999- “ Captured Moments “ Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 

1999-  “Paysage du Liban” Galerie Kastel , Green Avenue , Mont Montreal , QC 

1999-  “Yellow House” Galerie Kastel, Green Avenue, West Mont Montreal, QC

2000- “Captured Moments”Galerie Kastel,Green Avenue, West Mont Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

2001- “ Flowers “ Hollander York, Gallery, Yorkville Toronto 

2001-  “ Still Life ” June - Trinities Gallery Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada

2001-  Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2002-  Trinities Gallery Saint John,New Brunswick, Canada

2002-  Trinities Gallery Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

2003- Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery, Florenceville, N.B.

2002- Galerie Kastel Galleries, Green Avenue , Mont Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2003-  Galerie Kastel Galleries, Green Avenue , Mont Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2003-“Impressions of Shambers’Bluff “ December,Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB , Canada

           Photographer Freeman Paterson opened the Exhibition 

2004  “Paysage du Liban” La Piece D’art, Blainville , Quebec, Canada 

2004-  Trinities Gallery Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

2005-  “Paysage du Liban” La Piece D’art, Blainville , Quebec, Canada

2007- “ Spiritual Exotica”  March -  Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2008- “Paysages” La Piece D’art, Blainville , Quebec, Canada

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions :

 

1998- Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

1998- Kastel Galleries , Green Avenue , Mont Montreal ,Quebec, Canada,

1998- Galerie Kastel Galleries, Green Avenue , West Mont Montreal , QC, Canada 

1998-  “Landscapes” Trinities Gallery,  Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada 

1999- “Christmas Small Works” Trinities Gallery Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada 

2001- “ Flowers / Interiors “ Hollander York, Gallery, Yorkville Toronto

2001- “Group Show “Whistler, Village Art Gallery, Whistler , BC Canada 

2001-  “Christmas Small Works” Trinities Gallery Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada 

2002 - Seacoast Gallery, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

2002-  “Spring Flowers / S W” Trinities Gallery Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada

2002- Hollander York, Gallery , Yorkville Toronto, Canada

2002 - “Group Show” Seacoast, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

2002 - “Group Show” West  End Gallery , Edmonton , Alberta , Canada

2002-  “Christmas Small Works” Trinities Gallery Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada 

2003-  Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2003-  “Spring Flowers / Small Works” Trinities Gallery Saint John, N,    Canada 

2003- “ Flowers” Hollander York Gallery , Yorkville Toronto

2003- Seacoast Gallery, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 

2003- “Christmas Small Works” Trinities Gallery Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada 

2003 - “Group Show” West  End Gallery , Edmonton , Alberta , Canada 

2004-  “Paysage ” La Piece D’art, Blainville , Quebec, Canada 

2004-  Galerie Kastel Galleries , Green Avenue , Mont Montreal , QC 

2004- “Christmas Small Works” Trinity Gallery Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada 

2004-  “Treasured Places  ” Galerie Eden, North of Lebanon 

2004 - Seacoast Gallery, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

2005-  “Paysage du Liban” La Piece D’art, Blainville , Quebec, Canada 

2005-  “Group Show ” La Piece D’art, Blainville , Quebec, Canada 

2005-  “Paysage du Liban” Galerie Eden, North of Lebanon 

2005-  Autumn Exhibit&Sale” Canadian Heritage Gallery, Kleinburg , Ontario, Canada

2005- Robert Mede Virtual Gallery , Toronto,  Ontario , Canada 

2006-“Group Show” Pilar Shephard Gallery , Charletown , PEI , Canada 

2006-  “Paysage du Liban” Galerie Kastel , West Mont Montreal , QC

2006 - December -  Galerie La Piece D’art , Blainville , Quebec, Canada

2006- “Group Show” Canadian Heritage Gallery, Kleinburg , Ontario, Canada 

2007-  Gallerie sur Green, Green Avenue West Mont Montreal , QC

2007-  Gallerie sur Green, Green Avenue West Mont Montreal , QC

2007-  FUNF Gallery, Green Avenue West Mont Montreal , QC

2008-  FUNF Gallery, Green Avenue West Mont Montreal , QC

2008-“Group Show” Pilar Shephard Gallery , Charlottetown , PEI , Canada

2012    Member’s Show & Sale -Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton NB, Canada    

            Guest Hugh Hildesley , VP  Sotheby’s New York USA

2013-  Member’s Show & Sale Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton NB, Canada        

2015- “Christmas Small Works” and Laura McCain Gallery, Florenceville, N.B

2015- “Christmas Small Works” Gallery 78, Fredericton NB, Canada  

 

Media Coverage and Reviews : 

Christina Sabat -  December 1996 , Gallery 78 show  about his paintings: 

 

" The images,  such as scenes , of city , villages and gardens are painted in a romantic brilliance of patterns of light and colours , like the vividness of an Oriental carpet with an impressionist sensibility."

Sue McCluskey -  May 1997-Telegraph-Journal,“Treasured Places-Canada & Lebanon” Aitken Bicentennial Centre, Saint John, NB,

"The finest of these interiors is Interior with Iris and Lemons, Fredericton , NB“ is a quiet image of blue -shadowed lemons and pale irises against a white tablecloth , understated and elegant .” 

Molly Bobak - at his second solo exhibition , Gallery 78 , 1997

 

 "Every student begins with a mentor and shows influences of artists he admired; Michael now has reached a point of individual expression." 

 

Wayne Larsen - May-1998  “Expressions”, Galerie Kastel ,West Mont Examiner , Montreal 

“ in my opinion he is a born artist,” Gallery owner Paul Kastel says proudly of Khoury . “ In my 40 years as a Art dealer i’ve never seen an artist so competent . He will be one of our leading artists , I am sure”.

Publications- Parkhurst Exchange-July, 1998 issue- McGill Street - Montreal Quebec

Peter J. Larocque,  Museum  Curator: , September 2012 , following a studio visit :

 

  • I ascribe to the tenet that "much is expected from those who are blessed with plenty".  “Michael is no doubt the king of Still life . It was a pleasure to have seen such obvious energy, passion and devotion. Stay focused and great paintings will result!”

- Ian Lumsden, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, CEO and ED from 1983-2001 

  •   “I would like to reiterate what I said about Michael’s incredible skill with the brush and facility with composition and design – they are strengths that need to be celebrated.”

 

 

 

Private & Corporate Collections :

 

  • “ Paul " Painting of Paul McCartney,  UNB Art Centre , Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 

  • The Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

  • Cox& Palmer , Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

  • The Diplomat Restaurant , Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

  • President of Togo, Africa, A body of work “ African Ladies “ was purchased to be on display  presidential palace.

  • Honourable Frank McKenna, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations 2006 

  • Canadian Ambassador to France 2003 

  • Commission to honour The Pony Club founder Helen Campbell, at the 40th anniversary of  the Club,  Mayor of Fredericton  unveiled the painting .

  • Commissioned by Jeunesse Musicales, New Brunswick A memoir of Measha, Limited Edition,

  • Allison and Clare McCain, McCain Food, Florenceville, N.B 

  • Arthur & Sandra Irving , Irving oil , Saint John New Brunswick

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