Peter Gronquist

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Gronquist is perhaps most well-known for his
outrageous and thought-provoking combinations of
quintessentially American themes, coming to fruition in the form of taxidermied animals with gleaming gold antlers that form firearms and famous designer fashion brands. His creations explore themes of lust,
consumerism, violence, taboo, Americana, and western culture.


Gronquist was born in Portland, Oregon, and he cites the Pacific Northwest as a strong influence on his work, though his interests vary wildly, from nature and animals to gold and machine guns. Himself  unsure of whether his works reflect a disdain or respect for the classically American breed of rampant consumerism, Gronquist creates Pop Culture inspired pieces that force the viewer to consider his or her own take on our collective set of values.