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4260.9601363507 EUR





53.34 x 54.61 cm
21.00 x 22 in







Oil and 23.5 k gold leaf on linen

, United States

Tenaya has worked professionally as an industry artist, teacher, gallery artist, and business owner. Tenaya began working in the video games industry at Crystal Dynamics (Eidos) while in high school. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, he continued working in this field at Treyarch (Activision). After feeling compelled to produce physical artwork, and to reach an equivalent level of mastery as the the historical painters that inspired him, Tenaya left the video games industry to apprentice full-time with artists Jeff Watts and Juliette Aristides for a duration of 5 years. Tenaya began his teaching career working with incarcerated youth while apprenticing with artist Juliette Aristides. While this job was originally intended to finance his own studies, Tenaya found through working with these youth, that he had a passion for teaching. After completing his studies, Tenaya began teaching adults at a variety of venues. When a dedicated student base formed, he founded his own academy called Georgetown Atelier. Tenaya owned and ran Georgetown Atelier for 7 years as an independent organization, until merging with Gage Academy of Art in August 2016. Over the past 8 years, Tenaya has exhibited his work at a variety of galleries and venues, most recently at Krab Jab Gallery in Seattle, WA, and Abend Gallery in Denver, CO. Tenaya was selected as a ‘main show’ artist of IX ARTs in 2017, in Redding, PA, and will be exhibiting there in October 2017. He will be showing at the Salmagundi Club in New York in June 2017, and at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain, as part of the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition. In 2016, Tenaya won Best in Show for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition.

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1704,38 €


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32193,92 €


Denver, CO, 1261 Delaware Suite 2

Abend Gallery was established in 1990 and offers an extensive collection of fine art from fresh, contemporary works to traditional, representational painting by local, national, and internationally recognized artists. We are located in the Golden Triangle Museum District, two blocks West of the Denver Art Museum. This space is shared with Gallery 1261....

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Balconies II


40 x 60 cm

3750,00 €

Large Self-Portrait with Chair


67 x 72 cm

6154,72 €

Vertigo #5


45 x 30 cm

275,00 €