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January 8, 2008

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Ray Caesar – Artist Bio

Ray Caesar (b.1958 in London, UK). At an early age, his family moved to Toronto, Canada, where he currently resides. Caesar’s vision resonates with the changing psyche of his figures, reflecting memories of his childhood and experiences in working at the Hospital For Sick Children. Celebrated as the grandfather of digital art. Collected by the Hearst Family; Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy; Madonna; the Bristol Museum, UK & selected by the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art, New York & Guggenheim, New York through affiliated auctions. Caesar is also inspired from such masters that include François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Antoine Watteau. His haunting imagery is created digitally using 3D modeling software called Maya, mastered while working in digital animation for television and film industries from 1998—2001.

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BORN
Born 1958, London England
Current Residence, Toronto Canada

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
1977 to 1980 The Ontario College of Art
1980 to 1996 The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Visual
Education, Medical Artist
1998 to 2001 GVFX Toronto, Senior Animator

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS
1999 – Primetime Emmy Nomination for Special Effects (Total Recall 2070)
1999 – Gemini Nomination for Special Effects
1999 – Monitor Award for Special Effects in a series

EXHIBITIONS
2016
Spacejunk Center, St. Sebastian, SPAIN (group)
San Sebastian will be the European cultural capital

2014
February –Two Header Show Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome Italy

2013
Feb – Special Project with Spacejunk in Germany
Feb – RAW Art Fair Rotterdam with KochxBos Gallery (fair)
March – Affordable Art Fair with Richard Goodall Gallery Battersea, London (fair)
March 21- April 7, 2013 – The Pop Surrealism Show, Opera Gallery New York (group).
April – Gallery House Group Exhibition Featuring Catherine Howe and Ray Caesar, Anita   Kunz, Joe Fenton, Toronto, Canada (Group)
April 4-7 – Affordable Art Fair with Richard Goodall Gallery New York US (fair)
April 5-27 – Above Ground, Hong Kong China (group)
April 5-27 – “Pretty Girls”, Above Second, Hong Kong, China (group)
April 13 – Corey Helford Gallery Retrospective Show, Culver City LA US (solo)
June 13-16 – Affordable Art Fair with Richard Goodall Gallery Hampstead, London (fair)
July 13-August 5 – Vered Gallery Group Show, East Hamptons New York (group)
July – Vered Gallery, Art Market Hamptons New York US (fair)
Oct 3 – “Truth, Light & Matter”, Annual Exhibition at Gallery House, Toronto Canada (group)
Dec – Corey Helford Gallery, Miami Art Fair US (fair) Opera Gallery, Miami Art Fair US (fair)
Marseille, France – Celebration of European Cultural Capital for 2013 (group)
Bordeaux, France – From Pixel to Numeric Painting (Spacejunk Gallery)(group)
Vichy, France – Celebrating pop surrealism exhibition (Spacejunk Gallery)(group)

2012
Stephen Webster Private Show, LA (solo)
January Group Show Musee de la Halle St Pierre, Paris France (group)
Group Show Musee de la Halle St Pierre, Paris France (group)
March 6-11, 2012 Scope New York, New York USA (fair)
March 10, 2012 Kochxbos Gallery, Amsterdam The Netherlands (group)
March – June 2012 Galerie du Jour, Paris France – TBD other locations traveling exhibit (group)
April 28– June 2012 Solo Show – Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester England Solo Show (solo)
May, 2012 – Group Show Nyctalopes Exhibition, Paris France (group)
May 26-June 25, 2012 – Vered Gallery Group Exhibit, East Hampton New York USA (group) in Conjunction with Vered Auction w/Board of Trustee of MOMA
June 9, 2012 – Corey Helford Gallery Group Exhibit- “Motion: The Next Movement in Art”, Culver City LA (group)
June – September 2012 – Group Show – Spacejunk Center, France (group)
September 13-29, 2012 – Group Show – Palazzo Pisana with Dorothy Circus Gallery, Italy (group)
October 24 -28, 2012 Affordable Art Fair Battersea London with Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester UK (fair)
October 26-29, 2012 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto Canada (fair)
November 1-4, 2012 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London with Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester UK (fair)
November 29 2012 – Annual Exhibition “Miles to go before I sleep” – Gallery House w/ Gottfried Helnwein & Anita Kunz (group)
December 15, 2012 Kochxbos Gallery, Amsterdam The Netherlands (solo)
December 2012 “Crucifixion” Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City LA (group)
December 4-9, 2012 Scope Miami, Miami Florida USA (fair)

2011
Jonathon Levine Gallery, Solo Show New York, NY (solo)
Corey Helford Gallery, “In the Nursery”, LA California
Frans Vanhove Gallery at Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium
Corey Helford Gallery, Solo Show, LA California (solo)

2010
Richard Goodall Gallery
Bristol Museum, Bristol England
Corey Helford Gallery, LA California
Affordable Art Fair, London England
NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, Newcastle, England

2009
Galerie Magda Danysz. Paris, France
Richard Goodall Gallery. Manchester UK
Mondo Bizzaro Gallery. Rome, Italy (solo)

2008
In The Garden of Moonlight. Jonathan LeVine Gallery. New York, NY
In The Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor. Laguna Art Museum. Laguna, CA
The Tales We Tell Exhibition Lonsdale Gallery. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2007
“We’ll Make a Lover of You” At The ArtCenter, South Florida
Ipso Facto Richard Goodall Gallery Manchester England (solo)
Rome Is Burning/The New School. Foster Gallery University of Wisconsin.

2006
Sweet Victory Jonathan Levine Gallery New York (solo)
Katalogue Book Opening at The Gibson Jessop Gallery Toronto
Nostalgia , Magda Danyz Gallery, Paris
Oxop Juxtapoz show, Minneapolis
Friendly Fire, Berman Turner Projects, Santa Monica

2005
Pulp, Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto
Secret Doors and Hidden Rooms, Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York (solo)
Upon Further Review, Rogue Buddha Gallery Minneapolis
Idols of Perversity, Bellwether Gallery New York
London Art Fair, Richard Goodall Gallery, London England
Katalogue Book Opening at The Trafalgar Hotel London England
The World of Ray Caesar Kochbos Gallery Amsterdam Holland

2004
Now we are Six, Roq La Rue in Seattle ( group )
Age of Aquarius, Copro Nason in Los Angeles ( group )
Ray Caesar and Amy Hill, two person show at Roq La Rue in Seattle
Benefit for the Memphis six, Phoenix Arizona ( group benefit )
Misdirection 2004, Lineage Gallery in Burlington Vermont ( group )
Ghost Town, Tinmanalley in Philadelphia ( group )
Parallel Universe, Art Basel Florida ( group )

2003
International Digital Art Awards, Melbourne Australia ( group )
Big Men in Small Cars, Tinmanalley in Philadelphia ( group )
A Complex Conspiracy, 2 person show at Tinmanalley in Philadelphia

PRESS
PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Juxtapoz Jul/Aug 2004 #51 US
WeAr Fashion workbook Nov 2005
Gothic Beauty Jan 2006
IDN Magazine 2005
Creator Spain winter 2005
Pacha Madrid Fashion Magazine Nov 2005
NASH Ukrainian Culture Pub. cover and article 2004 Ukraine
EFX Art and Design issues #39 and #40 2004 Sweden
3D world Issue #47 January 2004 US
Toronto Life February 2005
Expose 2 – Ballistic Publishing 2004 US
Computer Graphics World July 2004 US
Computer Arts issue #59 June 2004 UK
Digital Media World 2004 Australia
New CG China cover of issue #8 2004 China
Glamour Magazine, Italian edition, article 2004 Italy
Lazama Argentina 2005
CAD Designer, Cover and article issue #200 2004 Taiwan
Denver Syntax, article 2004 US
Nippon Vogue Jan 2006
High Fructose 2007
Juxtapoz 2007
Pol Oxygen 2008
JOI 2008
Hairs How Russia 2008
Advanced Photoshop 2008
Maxim Italy 2008
Juxtapoz 2008
Urban Underground Scene publication Japan 2008

January 7, 2008

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Colin Christian – Artist Bio

Colin Christian (b. 1964 London, England). Inspired by old sci-fi movies, pinup girl/supermodels, anime, ambient electronic music and H.P. Lovecraft. In 2004 he began incorporating silicone in his sculptures–a difficult material to use but one that helps him achieve his goal of true cartoon realism, a line drawing made flesh. Colin has exhibited on an international platform in both museums and private galleries.  Museum shows include: The Sex Museum – NY, USA (permanent collection); IMAS (International Museum of Art & Science) – Texas USA (permanent collection); Bristol Museum of Art – Bristol, UK; Museum of Modern Art – Momuk, Vienna (permanent collection) and Acquario Romano Museum – Rome, Italy.

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BORN
1964- London, England

EXHIBITIONS
Permanent exhibit at the New York Museum of Sex
Permanent collection of the International Museum of Art and Science
Permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (Momuk) in Vienna

2014
“Conjoined”, Copro Gallery, CA
“Art Fair Tokyo”, Tokyo, Japan
“The Metro Show” Art Fair, NY
“Vered Gallery” Hamptons in the summer

2013
“Pop Surrealism Show” Opera Gallery NY
“Art on the Edge” Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
“artMRKT” Art Fair, Vered Gallery, Hamptons, NY
“Colin Christian” Stranger Factory,NM
“God Is Her Deejay” Dorothy Circus, Rome, Italy
“Lacrima Aquarium” Dorothy Circus Gallery at Acquario Romano Museum, Rome, Italy
“Melancholia” Last Rites Gallery, NY
“Bound Requiem” Last Rites Gallery, NY
“Tempest” Opera Gallery for Art Basel, Miami, FL

2012
“Fast Forward”, IMAS (International Museum of Art and Science”, Texas
“Suggestivism”, Bold Hype Gallery, NY
“The Dirty Show”, Detroit
“Hello Pretty Pretty” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles
“Colin Christian & Ron English” Opera Gallery, Paris France
“Scope” Art Basel, Corey Helford Gallery, Miami, FL

2011
“South Park Art Show”, Opera Gallery, NY
“Sas + Colin”, Opera Gallery, NY
“13th Hour”, Last Rites Gallery, NY
 ”The Dirty Show”, Los Angeles
“Inle”, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
“In the Nursery” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles
“Zero to Sixty”, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles
“Scope” Art Basel, Corey Helford Gallery, Miami, FL

2010
“Art From The New World”, Bristol Museum of Art, UK
“INNER SPACE” Opera Gallery, London, UK
“Hi- Fructose 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition” Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA USA

2009
“Three Apples” Sanrio Hello Kitty Anniversary show. Tea Room, Los Angeles CA
“Be Fetish” Opera Gallery, Hong Kong
“World of Fire” Grammy Awards Art Show in CA hosted by Will.I.AM and Shooting Gallery,SF

2008
“Furore” Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy
“Solaris” Opera Gallery, New York, New York, USA
“Gen Art Vanguard Exhibition” Miami, Florida USA
“Trangression” Last Rites Gallery, New York
“Clowns” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2007
“Gen Art Vanguard Exhibition” Art Basel, Miami, Florida USA

2006
“We’ll Make A Lover Of You”, ArtCenter, Miami Florida USA.

2005
“Idols Of Perversity”, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA
“Looking In” The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
“Group Show “, Fuse Gallery, New York, USA
“Monsters of Lowbrow”, Greco Building, Miami, USA
“Parallel Universe” Art Basel Miami, USA
“Culture Shock”. Buena Vista Building, Miami, Florida USA

2004
“Parallel Universe”, SRX Studios, Art Basel Miami, USA.
“Juxtapoz Group Art Show”, Fuse Gallery, ew York, USA
“Group Show”, Hawthorn Gallery, Woodstock, New York, USA

2003
“Debut Show”, L’Art Noir, New Orleans, USA

2002
“Stickin’ it to the Man”, Objex Art Space, Miami, USA
“Five Sexy Lovers and Roy”, Gallery Yes, Fort Lauderdale, USA

2001
“Creep Show”, La Lush Gallery, Miami, USA
“Fusion”, Museum of History, Fort Lauderdale, USA
“Super Summer Valu-Show”, Gallery Yes, Fort Lauderdale, USA

2000
“Underground Show”, L’Art Noir, Fort Lauderdale, USA
“When Art and Religion Collide”, L’Art Noir, Fort Lauderdale, USA

January 6, 2008

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Sas Christian – Artist Bio

Sas Christian (b. 1968 London, England). The original inspirations of her work relied heavily on anime, Tamara De Lempicka and Mark Ryden. She also loves the creative expression of the Harajuku kids in Tokyo. Originally the intention of her paintings was just about creating a strong image– purely visual. Imparting upon a modern tongue-in-cheek humor, incorporating her experiences. Sas’s works are described as contemporary, ballsy, flirty, weepy girls; punk, no-nonsense, damaged but not broken girls, funny, intelligent, unusual, independent, odd ball, outsiders and simply lovely. Sas work has exhibited extensively on an international platform including several museum shows which were at: the Laguna Art Museum – California, USA and the Bristol Museum of Art -  Bristol, UK.

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BORN
1968- London, England

EXHIBITIONS

2014
“Pulse Art Fair” Coates & Scarry, NY
“Pulse Art Fair” Coates & Scarry, Miami, FL

2013
“Pop Surrealism Show” Opera Gallery NY
“Trailblazers” Coates & Scarry at Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong
“Moniker Art Fair” Coates and Scarry, London UK
“Pop Surrealism” Opera Gallery, NY
“God Is Her Deejay” Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy
“Collect Art”, UK

2012
“Motion – Art Of Movement” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles
“Scope” Art Basel, Corey Helford Gallery, Miami, FL

2011
“South Park Art Show”, Opera Gallery, NY
“Sas + Colin”, Opera Gallery, NY
“Tiny Trifecta” Cotton Candy Machine, NY
“Zero to Sixty”, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles

2010
“Art From The New World”, Bristol Museum of Art, UK
“INNER SPACE” Opera Gallery, London, UK
“Hi- Fructose 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition” Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA USA

2009
“World of Fire” Grammy Awards Art Show in CA hosted by Will.I.AM and Shooting Gallery,SF

2008
“Furore” Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy
“In The Land Of Retinal Delights”, Laguna Art Museum, CA USA
“Supernature” Opera Gallery, New York, New York, USA
“Alter Ego”. Copronason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA USA,
“Gen Art Vanguard Exhibition” Miami, Florida USA

2007
“Gen Art Vanguard Exhibition” Art Basel, Miami, Florida USA
“Venus” Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
“At A Glance”, Copronason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. USA

2006
“Nostalgia” ,Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
“We’ll Make A Lover Of You”, ArtCenter, Miami Florida USA
“Trifecta”, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA

2005
“The Pony Project” Milk Gallery, New York, New York USA USA
“Idols Of Perversity”, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA
“Looking In” Book Launch, The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
“Looking In” The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
“Group Show “, Fuse Gallery, New York, USA
“Four Powerhouses of Pop”, DC Gallery, Denver, USA
“Monsters of Lowbrow”, Greco Building, Miami, USA
“Eye Of the Illuminati”, Copronason Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Parallel Universe” Art Basel Miami, USA
“Culture Shock”. Buena Vista Building, Miami, Florida USA

2004
“Parallel Universe”, SRX Studios, Art Basel Miami, USA
“Krampus”, Copronason Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Juxtapoz Group Art Show”, Fuse Gallery, ew York, USA
“Group Show”, Hawthorn Gallery, Woodstock, New York, USA
“Radiant Dreams”, Copronason Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Juxtapoz 10th Anniversary Show”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, USA
“Age of Aquarius”, Copronason Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“In Honor of Beheading St. Valentine”, Copronason Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2003
“Debut Show”, L’Art Noir, New Orleans, USA
“Haunted Dollhouse”, Copronason Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“City Link Magazine Best of Gallery Show” – Winner Artserve, Fort Lauderdale, USA
“Chris Mars, Sas Christian New Works”, Copronason Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2002
“Vicious, Delicious & Ambitious”, Copronason Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Stickin’ it to the Man”, Objex Art Space, Miami, USA
“Five Sexy Lovers and Roy”, Gallery Yes, Fort Lauderdale, USA
“Scintillating Six”, Gallery Bink, Portland, USA

2001
“Creep Show”, La Lush Gallery, Miami, USA
“Fusion”, Museum of History, Fort Lauderdale, USA
“Super Summer Valu-Show”, Gallery Yes, Fort Lauderdale, USA

2000
“Underground Show”, L’Art Noir, Fort Lauderdale, USA
“When Art and Religion Collide”, L’Art Noir, Fort Lauderdale, USA

 

January 5, 2008

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Joe Fenton – Artist Bio

Joe Fenton is a London based artist that works mainly in monochrome. His large drawings are produced using graphite, ink and acrylics on paper. Joe’s artwork is influenced by many of the early surrealists. Embracing the grotesque by his employment of Hieronymus Bosch like figures that are gangly, writhing and cramped. Joe also uses motifs that suggest Eastern philosophy and Middle Eastern architecture whilst maintaining a feel for European Baroque and Rococo with complex frame ornamentation and plant like details.   A common theme in all his works which recurs again and again is that of death and the fear of death. The fanciful and even freakish nature of his images seem to spring from the need to distance himself from the fear while at the same time acknowledging it. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sculpture from the Wimbledon Art School.

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Education

1998-1999 Chelsea School of Art, (B-Tec Foundation) – fine art and design.

1999-2002 Wimbledon School of Art, BA honors, Technical Arts & Special Effects.  1st degree honors – sculpting, design, fabrication, and creature effects

 

Exhibitions:

2013 Strychnin Gallery, Berlin GER (Group)
Oct – “Truth, Light & Matter” Annual Exhibition, Gallery House Toronto Canada (Group)

2010 Miami Art Basel, USA (Fair) Rush Arts Gallery New York, USA (Group) Winner of the Russell Simmon’s Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series New York Region.

 

Work Experience:

2004 – 2005 Concept Artist & Sculpture in various films in the UK including Disney, Brothers Grimm

1996 – 2006 Private client commission for various sculptures; film set designs; John Crawford (world renowned sculptor), commissioned to work on 6 iron sculptors for exhibition at The New York International Show at the Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City

 

January 4, 2008

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Gottfried Helnwein – Artist Bio

Gottfried Helnwein who’s concerned primarily with psychological and sociological anxiety, historical issues and political topics.  As a result of this, his work is often considered provocative and controversial.  Reoccurring focuses include the Child unlike portrayed in usual innocent carefree manners are vividly depicted as physically and emotionally harmed.  As well as self-portraits and the Holocaust.  Also reoccurring are cartoons twisted with a monstrous vision.  Other works of Helnwein includes portraits of the Rolling Stone, John F Kennedy for Time magazine, Andy Warhol, Muhammed Ali and works of art in the ‘History’ album of Michael Jackson.

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BORN 1948, Vienna Austria

FINE ART MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (SELECT)

2014
Daelim Contemporary Museum Seoul, Korea (Solo)

2013
Friedman Benda, New York (Solo)
Retrospective at Albertina Museum Vienna
Oct – “Truth, Light & Matter” Annual Exhibition, Gallery House Toronto Canada (Group)

2012
Solo Show Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City Solo Show at Hilario Galguera, Mexico City Annual Show “Miles to go before I sleep” (Group) Gallery House, Toronto Canada

2011
“Pop’d from the Panel” Exhibit at the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa California (2011) San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, (130,000 visitors)

2009
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

2007
“Disasters of War” series of paintings in memory of Francisco de Goya II at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco

2006
Solo Show Lentos Museum, Linz -Austria (record museum visitor & PR for museum)

2005
“Beautiful Children” Solo show at Ludwig Museum Scholoss Oberhausen & Wilhelm Busch Museum, Hannover “Soul” Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art Ostend

2003
“Ninth November Night” Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles

2002
“Downtown” The American paintings II Solo Show at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco “Portrait Obscured” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

1999
“apocalypse” Gothic Dominican Church in Krems, Austria (Solo)

1998
Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku Finaland

1997
Retrospective at State Russian Museum, St Petersburg

1996
Fine Arts Museum, Otaru Japan “Neunter November Nacht”

1995
Group Exhibition for the Ludwig Collection from antiquities to the present day at Ludwig Museum Schloss Oberhausen Trying to Mourne” “Faces”, Houston Centre for Photography (Solo) Solo Show at Daelim Contemporary Museum Seoul, Korea

GALLERY & CITY EXHIBITIONS (SELECT)
(Note Exhibits extensive dates back to 1992 and prior)

2012
Friedman Benda, New York (Solo) Teatro Elfo Puccini Group Exhibit, Mlano(Solo)

2011
Art Basel Week Fair “Midnight Mickey” Helnwein Sotheby’s New York “Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child “at Carmel Art and Film Festival Group Exhibit with Joseph Beuys, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol and others at DZ Bank Kunstsammlung Double Installation “48 Portraits” Gottfried Helnwein & Gerhard Richter at Galerie Rudolfium, Prague “The Last Child” installation throughout the City of Waterford, Ireland

2003
The University of Arizona Museum of Art “ (2003)

2002
Lead White Gallery, Dublin “VII” Group Exhibit Robert Sandelson Gallery, London (Solo)

January 3, 2008

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Stephen Ibbott – Artist Bio

While completing his MFA at the University of Guelph (2001), Stephen began composing his paintings on the computer to better reflect the growing presence of the digital revolution. This abstract imagery soon evolved into representational, narrative paintings on subjects that related to how the computer and the internet were effecting our every day lives and relationships. Most recently, Stephen completed a series of brightly charged still life paintings (oil on canvas) that are a mash-up of iconic cultural artifacts, dating from antiquity to today, but which now have an easy ubiquity online. His work has been exhibited widely in gallery exhibitions and art fairs and received numerous awards.

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Stephen Ibbott

BORN
1964 Ingleside, Canada

EDUCATION
1999 – 2001 Masters of Fine Art – University of Guelph, Canada
1991 – 1994 Bachelors of Fine Art – Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

EXHIBITIONS

2013
Palmbeach3 – Contemporary Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Florida, US (fair)
Stuff on a Table, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Truth, Light & Matter, Gallery House, Toronto, Canada (group)

2012
Palmbeach3 – Contemporary Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Florida, US (fair)
Art 2012, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (group)
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2011
Palmbeach3 – Contemporary Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Florida, US (fair)
Art 2011, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (group)
Material Madness, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco US (group)
Love and Rockets, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Toronto International Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, Canada (fair)
Holiday Show, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (group)

2010
Palmbeach3 – Contemporary Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Florida, US (fair)
Art 2010, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (group)
FADA Art Show with Scott Richards Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US (fair)
Scott Richards Contemporary Art, Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, US (fair)
Toronto International Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2009
Palmbeach3 – Contemporary Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Florida, US (fair)
Art 2010, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (group)
Love in Digital Times 2, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, US (solo)
FADA Art Show with Scott Richards Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US (fair)
Dallas Art Fair with Scott Richards Contemporary Art, Dallas, US (fair)
Be Mine, Sois le mien, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (group)
Toronto International Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2008
Palmbeach3 – Contemporary Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Florida, US (fair)
Art 2008, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (group)
FADA Art Show with Scott Richards Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US (fair)
Red Dot Art Fair with Scott Richards Contemporary Art, Miami, US (fair)
Gallery Artists, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (group)
Red Dot Art Fair with Scott Richards Contemporary Art, London, UK (fair)
Bridge Art Fair with Scott Richards Contemporary Art, New York, US (fair)
Double Header Show with Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, US (group)
Toronto International Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2007
Palmbeach3 – Contemporary Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Florida, US (fair)
Art 2007, Galerie de Bellefeuille Montreal, Canada (group)
4 New Artists, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Canada (group)
Toronto International Art Fair with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2006
Love in Digital Times, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Toronto International Art Fair with Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2005
Scope Miami, US
Affordable Art Fair – New York with Angell Gallery, US (fair)
Toronto International Art Fair with Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2004 Stories From Beyond the Firewall, Angell Gallery (solo)
Scope LA with Angell Gallery, US (fair)
Scope New York with Angell Gallery, US (fair)
Beyond the Firewall, Moore Gallery/Angell Gallery, Toronto (group)
Gallery Artists, Angell Gallery (group)
Toronto International Art Fair with Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2003
Scope LA with Angell Gallery, US (fair)
Scope New York with Angell Gallery, US (fair)
New Work, Mayberry Gallery, Winnipeg (group)
Hybrid Version, Art Gallery of Ontario Art Sales and Rental, Toronto, Canada (group)
Abstraction, Stage Gallery, New York (group)
Toronto International Art Fair with Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (fair)

2002
The Lesser Known Quotes of Chicken Little, Artspeak Gallery, Windsor, Canada (group)
Somewhere Over the 110110110 (Rainbow), Gallery Stratford, Canada (solo)
Secrets From the Master Plan, Angell Gallery (solo)

2001
Ctrl/Shift, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Canada (solo)

2000
Famous Flowers, KOR Gallery, Kitchener Canada (solo)
Arts 2000, National Juried Exhibition, Gallery Stratford, Canada
Group Show, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Canada (group)

PRESS
Artist Explores Scenes Ser In Cyberspace, The Toronto Star 2005
Beyond the Firewall, Canadian Art 2003
Review, New York Times, Feb. 2 2002
Secrets From the Master Plan, Bravo! News, September issue 2002
Art by Numbers, Toronto Star, September 14 2002
Arts and Minds, Bravo TV, November 2000

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
2000 – Jury Selection, Arts 2000 – Excellence in the Visual Arts
1997 – Ontario Arts Council Grant

January 2, 2008

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Anita Kunz – Artist Bio

Anita Kunz works are in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa, the Musée Militaire de France in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and a number of her Time Magazine cover paintings are in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Kunz’s critically acclaimed paintings and sculptures have appeared in galleries world wide, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts and across the pond at the Teatrio Cultural Association in Rome Italy.

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ANITA KUNZ  OC DFA RCA

BORN
1956 Toronto Canada

EDUCATION
AOCA degree received from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto (1978)
Honorary doctorate received from The Ontario College of Art and Design (2010)

EXHIBITIONS

2014
Jan 18 – Feb 8, 2014 Feral Creatures Exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery San Francisco, US (group)
Jan 25 – Feb 2, 2014 Cat Art Show, Los Angeles, USA(group with Tracy Emin & others)
Feb – Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome Italy (Solo)

2013
April – Gallery House Group Exhibition Featuring Catherine Howe and Ray Caesar, Anita Kunz, Joe Fenton, Toronto, Canada (Group)
Oct – “Truth, Light & Matter” Annual Exhibition, Gallery House Toronto Canada (Group)

2012
Annual Exhibition “Miles to go before I sleep” Gallery House, Toronto CA
Ontario College of Art & Design Auction, Toronto CA
Factory Art Group Exhibition Berlin, Germany
“Motion” Group Exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery Culver City, LA

2011
“In the Nursery” Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA
Neubacher Schorr Gallery, December Show, Toronto, CA

2010
Richard Goodhall Gallery, Manchester England
Affordable Art Fair London England
Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair, London England
Earth:Fragile Planet show, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Vallejo, CA
“Where is my vote?” group show, School of Visual Arts gallery, NY
American Illustration Timeline show, Point Ephemere, Paris
American Illustration Timeline show, Geneva
The Naughty show, 2 person show, Gallery one800, Toronto
“Picture Mechanics” group show, Billy Shire Gallery, Los Angeles
Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, group show
Cal State University, Carson California, group show
Museum of American Illustration group show
Burger Art Gallery, group show, Union New Jersey

2009
Four Walls Gallery, Dallas Texas, group show
Spazio Dell Arte gallery, Toronto
Villa Bernasconi Museum. Geneva, “AI25 Timeline” show
Museum of American Illustration Group show

2008
Laguna College of Art and Design, California, “Satirical Conclusions”(Solo)
Delavan Gallery, Syracuse, “The Last Picture Show”
The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara
Songjiang Museum, Shanghai, China, “Eco X” show
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, “Hansel and Gretel” show
Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center, Eu Clair Wisconsin, “Meaning and Metaphor”
Teatrio, Venice Italy, Female artists show
Dairy Art Center, Boulder Colorado “The Veil Visible and Invisible Spaces” show
The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami “Thoughts on Democracy” show
Art Basel Miami, Wolfsonian Museum “Thoughts on Democracy” show
Williamson Gallery, Los Angeles, “American Illustration 25 Timeline” show

2007
Art Institute of Boston, USA(Solo)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, “Eco X” Show
Museum of American Illustration New York, “Artists against the War”
GalleryMet, New York, “Hansel and Gretel” show
Selby Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
Quirk Gallery, Richmond Virginia, “Tables to Walls” show
Devos Gallery, Michigan “Another Voice” show
Female Artists show, Naples, Italy
Storyopolis Gallery Los Angeles, two person show

2006
Associazione Culturale Teatrio, Venice Italy
Cube Gallery Ottawa Canada
Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful Utah
Storyopolis Gallery, Los Angeles

2005
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Massachusetts “The Art of the New Yorker”
The Maritime Gallery, Mystic Connecticut “Illustrating the sea”
New Hampshire Institute of Art, NH
Heuswater Art Center, Sloane College of Fine Art, Peoria Illinois
Memphis College of Art “Another Voice” show
Galleria Communale d’Arte Contemporanea Al Montirone, Albano Terme Italy

2004
Van Brunt Gallery New York, “Ambush”
Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento
The Norman Rockwell Museum, “Women in Illustration: contemporary visions and voices”

2003
Swann Gallery, Library of Congress, Washington DC(Solo)
Center Galleries, College for Creative studies, “Between the lines”
Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville Tennessee

2001
The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati(Solo)
Art Institute of Southern California Laguna Beach(Solo)
Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio(Solo)
Selby Gallery, Sarasota Florida
Northridge Galleries, California State Universitly at Northridge

2000
Museum of American Illustration, New York, mid-career retrospective(Solo)
Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, “America Illustrata”
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Massachusetts “Eye on America”
Rafaella Guidobono Advertainment Inc, Milan Italy. “Booked” show
Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Padova Italy, travelling show also in Bolzano,
Reggio Calabria and Cagliari, Italy
The Art Directors Club Gallery, New York
Il Salone della Cassa di Risparmio, Venice Italy
Wilhelm-Bush Museum, Hannover Germany, “Recent Art of the New Yorker’

1999
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Massachusetts, “Eye on America”

1997
Creation Gallery, Tokyo Japan (Solo)

1996
Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia(Solo)
The Painted City gallery, Toronto
Leo Kamen gallery, Toronto
Storyopolis, Los Angeles

1995
Govinda Gallery, Washington DC(Solo)
Leo Kamen gallery, Toronto

1993
San Jose State University, USA “the Art of Politics”

1994
Foreign Press Center, New York(Solo)

1992
Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
Itoya Gallery, Ginza Japan

1991
Lustrare Gallery, New York
Illustration  Gallery New York, “Erotica show”
Barney’s store, NYC, window show

1990
Idee gallery Toronto, group show

1989
Canada House Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, 2 person show
Idee gallery Toronto, group show
The Illustration gallery, New York City

1988
Midway Forum Gallery, Toronto “Devils in Disguise” show(Solo)
Idee Gallery, Working Women show
Berlingesichtsmuseum, Berlin, group show

1987
SMU Art Gallery, North Dartmouth Massachusetts, “Public I’s “
The Illustrated Gallery, Toronto

1983
Idee Gallery, Toronto(Solo)

PRESS
2010 – Taschen Books, Portraits Now
2010 – Japanese Illustration, issue 186, Tokyo
2009 – The world’s best Illustrators, Luerzers Archive Publishing
2008 – Taschen Books, Illustration Now
2007 – An Anthropomorphic ABC, Canada
2005 – 3×3 Magazine, New York
2002 – Nuvo Magazine,  Art and Evolution
2000 – Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits, Chronicle Books, USA
1995 – The Business of Illustration, New York
1993 – Creation Magazine, number 17, Tokyo
1992 – Nuvumgebrauchsgrafik, Switzerland, October 10
1999 – Illustration Magazine Japan, Tokyo march issue
1996 – Illustration America: 25 Outstanding Porfolios
1990 – IDEA magazine number 220, Tokyo
1989 – Step by Step magazine, USA October
1989 – Applied Arts Quarterly, Canada volume 3
1989 – Design Journal Korea, april issue
1986 – IDEA magazine, number 195, Tokyo
1984 – Communication Arts Magazine, September, USA
1983 – Graphis Magazine,  Zurich  September

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Diamond Jubilee Medal award, 2012
Hamilton King Award, Museum of American Illustration
Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, 2007
Voted one of the 50 most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper
Lifetime Achievement award from the Advertising and Design club of Canada
Awards from American Illustation new York, 1981-2010
Annual awards from CA annuals, 1984-2010
Annual awards from Society of Illustration annuals, 1985-2010
Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design University
Appointed as an Office of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honor

January 1, 2008

By Belinda Chun

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Artist Bio

Brian Richer – Artist Bio

Brian Richer’s (b. 1968 Sudbury, ON., Canada) artistic practice is as varied as his work experience, which includes stone carving, industrial design, restaurant ownership, and interior design. A central aspect of Richer’s practice is testing the limits of materials, both in terms of their aesthetic and structural properties, as well as their ability to represent and make reference. Richer is also interested in the intersection between art and technology, an area which he explores through a branch of Castor Design (a Toronto-based design which Richer runs with Kei Ng) entitled Science and Humanities Division. Richer’s understanding of both art history and contemporary art, combined with his appreciation of technology, allow him to create objects which elude immediate categorization. Richer’s work blurs the line between the practicality of engineering on one hand, and the indulgence of fine art on the other. (photographed by Derek Shapton)

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BORN
1968- Sudbury ON

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Guild Institute of Stone and Restoration Masons
Specialty Course in Conservation
Ontario Masonry Training Center
York University, BA ( English Literature and Philosophy)
Centennial College, Arts Diploma

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2007
Present Castor Design (Owner & Lead Designer), Toronto Canada

2000-2008
Carter, Richer & Stark (Owner), Toronto Canada
- Stone cutting, conservation mason
- Carved work for Old City Hall, St James Cathedral, Queens Park

1998-2000
Traditional Cut stone, Toronto Canada
- Architectural stone carving & conservation mason
- Carved work for many large projects in US and Canada

1996-1998
Modern Hieroglyphics, Ottawa Canada
- Stone carving & conservation work
- Carved work for Peace Tower and West Block

1996
Cleveland Quarries, Cleveland Ohio
-Architectural stone carver

1995
Instructor “Use of Lime Mortars”, Ottawa Canada

1994-1996
DJ Mc Rae Contracting, Toronto Canada
-Stone and conservation mason

1993-1994
Colonial Building Restoration, Ottawa Canada
- Conservation mason

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
April – Gallery House Group Exhibition Featuring Catherine Howe and Ray Caesar, Anita   Kunz, Joe Fenton, Toronto, Canada (Group)
Oct – October 3, 2013 – “Truth, Light & Matter” Gallery House Annual Exhibition Featuring Ray Caesar, Joe Fenton, Gottfried Helnwein, Stephen Ibbott & Anita Kunz (Group)

2012
Dream Catcher (Bombay Saphire), Toronto Canada
Eames Fart Chair (Textile Museum), Toronto Canada
Pop Up Dinner with Moonshine Still (Design Exchange), Toronto Canada
Crystal Chandeliers  (Bell Light Box), Toronto Canada

2011
Milan Furniture Fair (Venture Lambrate), Milan Italy
“Blue Gash” (City of Toronto Commission), Toronto Canada
“No.9 Art Fair” Toronto International Art Fair (Fair), Toronto Canada
“Wire Installation” Power Plant (Event-Annual Power Ball), Toronto Canada
Packaging Installation- one of three designers selected (San Diego Art Fair) USA
Paper Chair (Textile Museum), Toronto Canada

2010
Pope Joan Chair (Interior Design Show), Toronto Canada

2009
Winnebago and Pig Roast Installation (Power Plant), Toronto Canada
Bubble Wrap Room (Toronto Art Fair), Toronto Canada
Winnebago- Featured Designers (Interior Design Show), Toronto Canada

2008
Cardboard Box Installation (Toronto Art Fair), Toronto Canada Beton Brut (Concrete Fishing Hut) (Interior Design Show), Toronto Canada No 9 Booth (Toronto Art Fair), Toronto Canada

2007
“Come Up To My Room” Gladstone Hotel (Fair), Toronto Canada

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Documentary Film, 2012
Steven & Chris CTV, 2012
CTV/Ford, 2012
Globe & Mail, 2012
Azure Magazine, 2011
I.D Magazine, 2009
Toronto Life Magazine, 2008
The Walrus, 2008
Toro Magazine, 2006
Dwell Magazine, 2006

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Top 10 Booth Award By Yatzer- Milan Furniture Fair 2011
Best Booth- Interior Design Show 2008
Id Magazine- Top Forty Designers Under 40- 2008