Tim Okamura

 

Email tim@cm-galerie.de

Phone +49 211 20 05 42 88

1968               born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Education

1996 – 99       New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

1993               M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1991               B.F.A., Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada

Awards

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

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 – 90      Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship

1989              Henry Clinton Memorial Scholarship for Achievement in Visual Arts

 

Professional Experience

2016               Artist lecture at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
2001 – 2011   Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Painting: Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1999 – 2006   Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Design: The City College of The City University of New York, New York, NY

2006               Guest Lecturer, The Art Students’ League, New York, NY

2004               Lecturer, Master’s Study Tour, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

2000               Guest Lecturer, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

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

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

 

2014

Love Strength and Soul, Yeelen Gallery, Miami, FL

Her Story, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

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

 

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

VOLTA NY, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

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 2003 New Urban Portraits + Bricks, Locks, & Obstacles, Kanvas

Gallery, NY, NY

 

2002

Recent Work, Northsix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2001

Urban Portraits, The Cutting Room, New York, NY

Two Person Exhibitions

2016

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

 

2015

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

 

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

Pish PoshHieronymus, Akron, OH, USA

SUMMER 2018: The Group ExhibitionGilles Clement Gallery, Greenwich, CT, USA

2017

Special Project install for VOLTA New York, New York

art KARLSRUHE, Christian Marx Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

2016

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

Art for Rights, Amnesty International, Los Angeles, CA

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

About Face, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, Maryland

Urban Dawn Vol. II, Beirut, Lebanon

The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today Exhibition, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. 

 

2015

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

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

Sublime: Harlem, 345 Gallery, New York, NY

Urban Development, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York, NY

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

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

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

Trophy Art, Azart Gallery, New York, NY

Spring Preview, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

Light of the Ancestors, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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

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

 

2014

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

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Liquid Art System, Istanbul, Turkey

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

Identity, Snap! Orlando, Orlando, FL

Behind Narrative, One Art Space, New York, NY

For the Time Being, Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Fixation, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

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

 

2013

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

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

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

 

2012

Scope Miami 2012, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami, FL

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

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

 

2011

Pulse International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Miami, Fl

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

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

 

2010

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

2003

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

 

2002

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

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

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

 

1999

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

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

 

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

Artwork Appearing In Film

2015              “Urge”, Central Park Films

2014              “HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT”, Martini Films

2007              “The Hottest State”, Barracuda Films

2005              “Prime,” Stratus Films/ Universal

2004              “Jersey Girl,” Miramax

2003              “The School of Rock,” Paramount Pictures

2003              “Just Another Story”, Roxbury Pictures

2003              “Pieces of April,” InDiGent Films

2002              “Unfaithful,” 20th Century Fox

Private Collections

Uma Thurman, actress

Anabella Sciorra, actress

Bryan Greenberg, actor

Vanessa Marcil, actress

Hill Harper, actor

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

Ben Younger, screenwriter/director

John Mellencamp, musician

Public Collections

Ben Younger, screenwriter/director

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA

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

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta, Canada

Toronto Congress Center, Toronto, Canada

The Hotel Arts, Calgary, Canada

Standard Chartered Bank, London, England

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