Pierre Gour, MFA

Associate Professor


Gour holds an MFA from the University of New Mexico in Painting and Drawing, and a minor in Art History with an emphasis in Gender Studies. He received his BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He also has an Applied Arts Certificate in Design from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario with an extensive career in visual presentation/interior design management background. His awards include The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency in Italy, an Ohio State Arts Council award, Artist Trust GAP Grant, BANFF Center Scholarship, an IASPI Swedish Exchange award, and numerous others. Gour has participated in several international artist residencies, from Canada, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Norway to the Czech Republic. He insists on promoting the understanding of the catalytic role that contemporary art plays in all cultures worldwide and across all creative media. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally; his work has been shown in South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and throughout the US.

He maintains his own studio practice, as well as collaborating with Garth Amundson.

Their projects incorporate found, archival, and personal imagery, physical and digital manipulation, collage, and installation. Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been recognized with awards including the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation Grant, a Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, Rockefeller Foundation Award, Bellagio, Italy, Fundación Valparaíso Residency Award, Mojácar, Spain, Artist Trust Grant. In 2018, a major retrospective of their work was exhibited at the Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow. Collaborative Alchemy, a full color publication was produced in conjunction with the exhibition. They are currently preparing for a forthcoming exhibition at the Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Gour is an Associate Professor interdisciplinary Studio Arts Foundations at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

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