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THE WRATH OF ZEUS, acrylic and inkjet on canvas, 48 x 39 inches, April 2017
BIOGRAPHY

1953 Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Over the past 35 years Tiko Kerr’s artistic practice has included bold explorations into painting, collage, drawing, printmaking, murals, performance and set design, all the while considering the politics of perception. Kerr's visual vocabulary has evolved stylistically through sequential series. Most recently, Kerr is concerned with exploring the emotive force that’s offered by the tension created between abstract forms and figuration. Kerr’s compositions combine instinctive, figurative structure with abstracted, painterly gesture.

The impetus of his thematic direction is informed by the collective consumption of cultural images and narratives at the present period in the history of art where there’s an endless range of visual languages available. Kerr’s latest enquiries are predicated on the methodology of collage because it offers the most fitting description of the conditions and choices afforded to us in our fragmented and distracted contemporary moment.

Tiko Kerr is a Canadian artist who has developed his artistic processes in Vancouver since the early 1980’s. Kerr attended the University of Calgary and graduated with a degree in Biological Science, which he believes has enhanced his ability to translate the 3-dimensional world into 2 dimensions.

Kerr has been commissioned by The City of Vancouver, the BC Centre for Excellence, Vancouver Opera, The Vancouver Symphony, the Celebration of Light and The Vancouver Sun Run. He has collaborated with Ballet British Columbia, painting in performance on 2 projects and was commissioned to create sets for “Boy Wonder”, Canada’s first original 3 act ballet, again working with Ballet British Columbia, and with Touchstone Theatre and Vancouver New Music. He was commissioned to create the sets for another theatre production of “Marion Bridge” at The Kay Meek Arts Centre in 2018. He did an Artist Residency at the Brodsky Centre for Innovative Printmaking at Rutgers University, another at the West End Community Center in Vancouver, where he created 3 murals and more recently, another outdoor wall mural in 2018 for the Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Association. Kerr has been Guest Artist twice for the Paradise Valley Artists for Kids Summer Camp and is active in teaching and lecturing. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art in North Vancouver, BC and a group show at the Grosvenor Building in West Vancouver, BC.

Kerr currently is executing an outdoor patio mural and its environment for Sunny Hill, a specialized development and rehabilitation hospital on the campus of BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, as well as art directing a documentary on a history of HIV/AIDS in Canada.

EDUCATION
1977 BSc Biology, University of Calgary

CURRICULUM VITAE

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Reframed, The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018
Affinities, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Legends of Utopia, South Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2017
Mythic Proportions - The Politics of Seeing, South Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2016
Body Language, South Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2015
The Past is Personal, Robinson Studios Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2010
Lush Life, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2009
You Are Here, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008
The Lazarus Tree, Windsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2002
The Indomitable Spirit, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2001
Mourning Paintings, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2000
New Work, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1993
Privilege, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1992
Tuscan Pictures, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1991
New Work, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1990
Water Spirit Paintings, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1989
Polyptychs, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1988
Deck Chairs, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1985
What It Takes To Be A Mountie, Australian Visual Arts Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Toronto Art Fair, Monica Reyes Gallery, Toronto Ontario, Canada
2017
Muscle Memory, Robinson Studios Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2015
Homeland Security, Miami Art Fair, Miami, Florida (read more)
2014
Lest We Forget, Foster Eastman Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2006 Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Perspectives: Meaning, Making & Medium, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
2001 Artropolis 2001, CBC Television Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1999
A Tribute to Jack Shadbolt, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1995
New Work, Gallery Denise Roberge, Palm Springs, CA
1993
Reconstructions, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1987
Art to Stop AIDS, Robson Media Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2020
Sunny Hill Mural Project, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Undetectable (Documentary Art Director) Snapshot Productions, Calgary, AB, Canada
2019 Workshop series, The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018 Marion Bridge (Set Design), The Kay Meek Arts Centre, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Gift of the Given, Kitsilano 4th Avenue Mural Project (with Jay Senetchko) Vancouver, BC, Canada
2017 Paradise Valley Artists for Kids Summer Camp (Guest Artist), Brackendale, BC, Canada
Board-member, Arts Acquisitions Committee, BC Children’s Hospital, TECL Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2016 Board-member, Red Ribbon Advisory Committee, Positive Living BC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2015 Chor Leoni Commission, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Paradise Valley Artists for Kids Summer Camp (Guest Artist), Brackendale, BC, Canada
2014-16 Board-member, West End Neighbours, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (Painting in performance) with Ballet British Columbia and Alan Storey, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2006 Artist in Residence, Brodsky Center for Innovative Printmaking, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
2003-13 Vancouver Sun Run Commission, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1997
Boy Wonder (Set Design) with Ballet British Columbia, Touchstone Theatre and Vancouver
New Music, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1996 Fairmont Chateau Whistler Commission, Whistler, BC, Canada
1995 Club Intrawest Commission, Sandestin, FLA, USA
1994-96 Artist in Residence, West End Community Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1994
Three Visible Poems (Painting in performance) with Ballet British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada and National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
1993 Mark James Groups Commissions, Vancouver, Whistler, Surrey, BC, Canada

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Beedie Group, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, Canada
Harper Gray and Easton, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Intrawest, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Intrawest, Sandestin Fla, USA
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Mark James Group, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Opus Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, USA
Richmond Credit Union, Richmond, BC, Canada
Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada
S & P, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Springbank Development Corporation, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Smart and Biggar, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver General Hospital Permanent Collection, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancity, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS:

Artists For Kids (
https://www3.gordonsmithgallery.ca/Artists4Kids)
Art Rental and Sales (
http://www.artrentalandsales.com)
Arts Umbrella (
www.artsumbrella.com)
Ballet British Columbia (
https://balletbc.com)
BC Children’s Hospital (
http://www.bcchildrens.ca)
British Columbia Centre for Excellence (
http://www.cfenet.ubc.ca)
Celebration of Light (
hondacelebrationoflight.com)
CreativeMornings Vancouver (
https://creativemornings.com/cities/van)
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation (
https://www.drpeter.org)
Face The World Foundation (
https://facetheworldfoundation.com)
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (
https://foodbank.bc.ca)
Heart And Stroke Foundation (
https://www.heartandstroke.ca)
The Kaye Meek Arts Centre (
https://kaymeek.com)
The Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Association (
http://www.shopwest4th.com)
Lions Gate Hospital (
https://lghfoundation.com)
Positive Living Society of BC (
https://positivelivingbc.org)
St. Paul’s Hospital (
http://www.providencehealthcare.org/)
The United Way (
uwlm.ca)
West End Neighbours (
www.westendneighbours.wordpress.com)
Vancouver Art Gallery (
www.vanartgallery.bc.ca)
Vancouver General Hospital (
http://www.vch.ca/)
Vancouver Opera (
https://www.vancouveropera.ca/)
Vancouver Native Health Society (
https://vahs.life/)
Vancouver Symphony (
https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/)
The Vancouver Sun Run (
https://vancouversunrun.com/)
The Western Front (
https://front.bc.ca/)

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