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Tim Okamura

Maler, Kanada

Tim Okamura (* 1968 in Edmonton, Alberta) ist ein zeitgenössischer kanadischer Künstler, der für seine Darstellung von Afroamerikanern und Minderheiten in städtischen Umgebungen sowie für seine Kombination aus Graffiti und Realismus bekannt ist. Mit Sprühfarbe, Collage und anderen Mischtechniken schafft der Künstler atemberaubende fotorealistische Gemälde. Seine Arbeiten wurden in mehreren großen Filmen und in der Londoner National Portrait Gallery gezeigt. Er war auch einer von mehreren Künstlern, die 2006 für ein vorgeschlagenes Porträt von Königin Elizabeth von England in die engere Wahl kamen. Nach seinem Studium der Kunst zog er 1993 nach New York, wo er noch heute lebt.

Privatsammlungen

Uma Thurman, Schauspielerin

Anabella Sciorra, Schauspielerin

Bryan Greenberg, Schauspieler

Vanessa Marcil, Schauspielerin

Hill Harper, Schauspieler

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Musiker (“The Roots”)

Ben Younger, Drehbuchautor/Direktor

John Mellencamp, Musiker

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Öffentliche Sammlungen

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA

Howard Tullman Collection, Flashpoint Academy, Chicago, IL, USA

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta, Kanada

Toronto Congress Center, Toronto, Kanada

The Hotel Arts, Calgary, Kanada

Standard Chartered Bank, London, Großbritannien

 

Preise und Auszeichnungen​

2016 Artist-in-Residence, Red Bird Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2015 Received Letter of Commendation from Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Honored at the White House for Contributions to Contemporary Art for Social Justice

2004 Lily Auchincloss Foundation: NYFA Chosen Fellow in Painting

New York Foundation for the Arts: Fellowship in Painting

1991 Alberta College of Art Board of Governors Award

1988 – 1990 Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship

1989 Henry Clinton Memorial Scholarship for Achievement in Visual Arts


Einzelausstellungen

2018

VOLTA 14, Christian Marx Galerie, Basel, Schweiz

 

2017

Begin Transmission, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Kanada

 

2016

Recent Work, Soho House, New York, NY, USA

Work in Progress, Red Bird Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2014

Love Strength and Soul, Yeelen Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

Her Story, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Kanada

Survey 2009-2014, National Arts Club, New York, NY, USA

 

2013

This Story Has Not Yet Been Told…, The Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum, The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and

History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

 

2012

Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Kanada

 

2011

Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY, USA

VOLTA NY, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2009

Brooklyn Walls: hopechangedreams, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Kanada

 

2008

Women in White / Bushwick Walls, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Kanada

 

2006

Urban Portraits + Brooklyn Mythology, Axis Art, Calgary, Kanada

 

2005

Urban Portraits + Brooklyn Mythology, Delgado-Tomei Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2003

New Urban Portraits + Bricks, Locks, & Obstacles, Kanvas

Gallery, NY, NY

 

2002

Recent Work, Northsix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2001

Urban Portraits, The Cutting Room, New York, NY, USA


Ausstellungen mit zwei Künstlern

2016

Goddess, with Barron Claiborne, Gallery Josephine, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, USA

 

2015

Begin Transmission, with Chris Marshall, Beelectric Studio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2014

Recent Work, with Jerome Lagarrigue, White Room, Liquid Art System, Capri, Italien

 

2009

Love, Strength, & Soul, with TheKidBelo, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto, Kanada

 

2007

Brooklyn Mythology: The First Nations Cycle, with TheKidBelo, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Kanada

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Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen

2018

Pish Posh, Hieronymus, Akron, OH, USA

SUMMER 2018: The Group Exhibition, Gilles Clement Gallery, Greenwich, CT, USA

2017

Special Project install for VOLTA New York, New York, USA

Masterpieces, Christian Marx Galerie, Düsseldorf

art KARLSRUHE, Christian Marx Galerie, Karlsruhe

 

2016

Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Art for Rights, Amnesty International, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Duets: A Comparison of Realities, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX, USA

About Face, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Urban Dawn Vol. II, Beirut, Libanon

The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today Exhibition, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, USA

 

2015

Scope Art Fair 2015, Miami, Mika Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

ACT/ART EXHIBITION, East Wing of the White House, Washington, DC, USA

Sublime: Harlem, 345 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Urban Development, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016 Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, USA

Implicit Bias, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC, USA

Power, Protest, & Resistance: The Art of Revolution, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Trophy Art, Azart Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Spring Preview, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Kanada

Light of the Ancestors, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC, USA

The Artists Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL, USA

CONTEXT Art Fair, White Room, Liquid Art System, New York, NY, USA

 

2014

Scope Art Fair, Miami Beach 2014, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Liquid Art System, Istanbul, Türkei

CONTEXT Art Fair, Miami Beach 2014, White Room, Liquid Art System, Miami, FL, USA

Identity, Snap! Orlando, Orlando, FL, USA

Behind Narrative, One Art Space, New York, NY, USA

For the Time Being, Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Fixation, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA

MIA in MIA, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2013

Round Zero, The Art Director’s Club, New York, NY, USA

Body Politic, The National Arts Club, New York, NY, USA

From Motion to Stillness, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA

 

2012

Scope Miami 2012, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

Toronto International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Toronto, Kanada

The Box That Rocks, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2011

Pulse International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

Here and Now, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2010

Pulse International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2009

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

 

2008

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

 

2007

Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Kanada

Fall Preview, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Kanada

 

2006

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

 

2005

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Schottland

Figuratively Speaking: Seven Painters, Delgado-Tomei Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

 

2004

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Schottland

Commissioned / Non-Commissioned, Chung-Cheng Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, New York, NY, USA

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

 

2003

After Matisse / Picasso, P.S.1/MoMA, Queens, NY, USA

 

2002

The Sound of Art, The Puck Building, New York, NY, USA

Fresh 2002, Artspace Gallery, Calgary, Kanada

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

 

2001

Face Value: Portraits for the New Century, The Chrysler Building, New York, NY, USA

BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien

 

1999

Volte Face: Portraits, 450 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Portrait and Figurative Exhibition, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

1996

10th Anniversary Exhibition, James McMullan Gallery, Edmonton, Kanada

 

1992

Endangered, Art Directors’ Club, New York, NY

 

1991

After Hours, William Mackenzie Center Gallery, Edmonton, Kanada

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