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Tim Okamura

1968 Edmonton, Canada

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Tim Okamura investigates identity, the urban environment, metaphor, and cultural iconography through a unique method of painting – one that combines an essentially ‘realist’ approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media.

Solo exhibitions

2018

VOLTA 14 , Christian Marx Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

2017

Begin Transmission , Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

 

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, Canada

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, Canada

 

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, Canada

 

2008

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

 

2006

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

 

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

Exhibitions with two artists

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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, Italy

 

2009

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

 

2007

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

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Selected group exhibitions

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

Masterpiece s, Christian Marx Galerie, Düsseldorf

art KARLSRUHE, Christian Marx Gallery, 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, Lebanon

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, Canada

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, Turkey

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, Canada

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, UK

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, UK

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, UK

 

2008

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

 

2007

Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

Fall Preview , Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

 

2006

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

 

2005

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

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

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

 

2004

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

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

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

 

2003

After Matisse / Picasso , PS1 / MoMA, Queens, NY, USA

 

2002

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

Fresh 2002, Artspace Gallery , Calgary, Canada

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

 

2001

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

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

 

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, Canada

 

1992

Endangered , Art Directors' Club, New York, NY

 

1991

After Hours , William Mackenzie Center Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

Works by Tim Okamura

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101 x 152 cm

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