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. 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 and memory. Since then he has spent considerable time in the deserts in central Australia and the American South West and has developed a personal visual language that is both metonymic and experiential in its evocation of memory and narrative.