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Tyler Toews - biography

Tyler Towes - Kelowna artist

Tyler Toews' large-scale, expressionistic paintings speak their own unique language of bold colour, gestural shapes, and loose hints of representation. A self-taught artist, Toews has worked for the last eight years as a studio assistant to the painter Attila Richard Lukacs, and this experience has allowed Toews to hone his skills without diluting what makes his work so recognizable. While his abstracted faces and graffiti-esque brushstrokes have drawn comparisons to Basquiat and Picasso, the works stand completely on their own. Toews has shown at galleries including the Burrard Arts Foundation, where he recently completed an artist residency, Back Gallery, and currently represented by Sopa Fine Arts. While Toews lives and works in Vancouver, B.C., his work has been collected internationally.

 

 

CV

2019

  • Right of Way, solo exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2018

  • 2018 BAF (Burrard Arts Foundation) residency and solo exhibition, Vancouver, BC
  • Selected Works, Back Gallery Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • Strokes of Venus, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2017

  • Cosmic, solo exhibition, Back Gallery Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • Galleries West, interview with Portia Preigert, Calgary, AB

2016

  • Traffic, solo exhibition, Back Gallery Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • North Shore News, with Rosalind Adnani


2015

  • Eastside Cultural Crawl, Vancouver, BC

2014

  • Freestyle, solo exhibition, Back Gallery Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • Vancouver Sun with Kevin Griffin, Vancouver, BC

 

 

Art Work

 

 

   
 
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