Michael Khoury (b.1950) is a 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 lead 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 where he also runs Gallery On Queen along with his partner Nadia Khoury.