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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 an 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 1980s. 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

2022
The Politics of Proximity, Monica Reyes Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2021
Plexus, Monica Reyes Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2020
Through the Past, Darkly, Monica Reyes Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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

2020
You Are Not Alone, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC, Canada
2020
What Are U Working On?, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018
eRacism, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC, Canada
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

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2020
Oasis (Commissioned Mural Artist), Patio Mural and Pavementum at Sunny Hill Health Centre, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2020
Undetectable (Documentary Film - Art Director), Snapshot Productions, Calgary, AB, Canada
2019 Collage Workshop Series (Commissioned Artist), The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018
Marion Bridge (Set Designer), The Kay Meek Arts Centre, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018
The Gift of the Given (Commissioned Mural Artist), 1873 West 4th Ave., 4th Avenue Business Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2017 Paradise Valley Artists for Kids Summer Camp (Guest Artist), Brackendale, BC, Canada
2017 Art Acquisitions Committee (Board Member), Children’s Healing Experience Project, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2016 Red Ribbon Advisory Committee, (Board Member) Positive Living BC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2015 Chor Leoni (Commissioned Artist) Vancouver, BC, Canada
2015 Paradise Valley Artists for Kids Summer Camp (Guest Artist) Brackendale, BC, Canada
2014-2016 West End Neighbours, Community Advocacy (Board Member), Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (Performance Artist), Ballet British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2006 Brodsky Center for Innovative Printmaking (Artist in Residence), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
2003-2013 Vancouver Sun Run (Commissioned Artist) Pacific Press, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1997
Boy Wonder (Set Designer), Ballet British Columbia, Touchstone Theatre & Vancouver New Music @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1996 Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Commissioned Artist), Whistler, BC, Canada
1995 Club Intrawest (Commissioned Artist), Sandestin, FLA, USA
1994-96 Artist in Residence (Commissioned Mural Artist), West End Community Center & Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1994 T
hree Visible Poems (Performance Artist), Ballet British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada & The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada



SELECTED COLLECTIONS
BC Children’s Hospital Permanent Collection, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Beedie Group, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dr. Peter’s Centre Permanent Collection, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Doman Industries, Delta BC, Canada
Harper Gray and Easton, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jenkins, Marzban, Logan LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Joseph and Rosalie Segal Health Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mark James Group, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Nicola Wealth Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Opus Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Palm Springs Art Museum Permanent Collection, Palm Springs, California, USA
Richmond Credit Union, Richmond, BC, Canada
Royal Bank of Canada Permanent Collection, Vancouver, BC, Canada
S & P Real Estate Corp., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Smart and Biggar, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Springbank Development Corporation, Vancouver, BC, Canada
St. Paul’s Hospital Permanent Collection, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver General Hospital Permanent Collection, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancity, Vancouver, BC, Canada


SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS:
Artists for Kids (
https://www3.gordonsmithgallery.ca/Artists4Kids)
Arts Umbrella (
www.artsumbrella.com)
BC Children’s Hospital (
http://www.bcchildrens.ca)
British Columbia Centre for Excellence (
http://www.cfenet.ubc.ca)
Creative Mornings 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)


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