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BIOGRAPHY

TIM OKAMURA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Work in Progress, Red Bird Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Love Strength and Soul, Yeelen Gallery, Miami, FL

2014 Her Story, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014 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

2011 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 EXHIBITIONS

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

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

2015 ACT/ART EXHIBITION, East Wing of the White House, Washington, DC

2015 Sublime: Harlem, 345 Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Urban Development, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016 Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

2015 Implicit Bias, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC

2015 Power, Protest, & Resistance: The Art of Revolution, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Trophy Art, Azart Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Spring Preview, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2015 Light of the Ancestors, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2015 The Artists Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL

2015 CONTEXT Art Fair, White Room, Liquid Art System, New York, NY

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

2014 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Liquid Art System, Istanbul, Turkey

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

2014 Identity, Snap! Orlando, Orlando, FL

2014 Behind Narrative, One Art Space, New York, NY

2014 For the Time Being, Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2014 Fixation, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

2014 MIA in MIA, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2013 Round Zero, The Art Director’s Club, New York, NY

2013 Body Politic, The National Arts Club, New York, NY

2013 From Motion to Stillness, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012 Scope Miami 2012, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami, FL

2012 Toronto International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012 The Box That Rocks, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Pulse International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Miami, Fl

2011 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2011 Here and Now, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Pulse International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Miami, FL

2010 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2010 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

2007 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

2005 Figuratively Speaking: Seven Painters, Delgado-Tomei Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2004 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland

2004 Commissioned / Non-Commissioned, Chung-Cheng Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

2004 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

2002 Fresh 2002, Artspace Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2002 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2001 Face Value: Portraits for the New Century, The Chrysler Building, New York, NY

2001 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

1999 Volte Face: Portraits, 450 Gallery, New York, NY

1999 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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

 

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.

2015 Honored at the White House for Contributions to Contemporary Art for Social Justice

2004 Lily Auchincloss Foundation: NYFA Chosen Fellow in Painting

2004 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

 

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

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

 

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