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david tycho | Canada

David Tycho
Vancouver, Canada

David Tycho | "Street With No Name" |  acrylic on canvas |  48 x 48 in |  2015 | 7,000 USD
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013    Recent Works, Studio 430, Vancouver
2012    The Japan Series, Studio 430, Vancouver
2011    The Vital Gesture, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
2010    The Vital Gesture, Gallery I.M.A., Seattle
2008    The River Series, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
2007    Black Tusk: Variations on a Theme, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
2006    Recent Works, GBR Foundation, Manila
1998    Elements II, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle
1998    Elements II, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver
1996    Elements, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle
1995    Rainshadow, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle
1995    Primordial, City of Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond
1994    Earth and Sky, Patrick Doheny Gallery, Vancouver
1993    The Archetype Series, Alexander Gallery, Vancouver

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014    Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon
            Frame Society Gallery, Singapore
2013    Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon
            Frame Society Gallery, Singapore
2012    Frame Society Gallery, Singapore
            Gallery I.M.A., Seattle
2011    Frame Society Gallery, Singapore
            Gallery I.M.A., Seattle
            Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
2010    Frame Society Gallery, Singapore
            Gallery I.M.A, Seattle
            Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
2009    Masters Gallery, Calgary
            Gallery I.M.A., Seattle
            Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
2008    Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary
            “U-8” Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
            “Vistas and Visions” Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
2007    Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
            Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton
            “Tribute to Rotonde”, Gallery Gabrichidze, Brussels
  University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2004    “Group Painting”, Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles
2003    “Abstracte Elegant”, Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles
            “Group Painting”, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle
2002    “The Night Eclectic”, Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles
2001     Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver
2000     Foster/White Gallery, Seattle
1998    “La Galerie du Projet”, Geneva            
1997     The Atrium, Hong Kong Bank of Canada, Vancouver
1995    “Space, Time, Spirit”, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria
1994     Galerie Woltzen, Edmonton
             Shepard Gallery, Whistler    
1989    “Images and Objects”, B.C. Festival of the Arts, Chilliwack
1984    “Richmond Interpretations”, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

City of Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby  
City of Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond
GBR Foundation, Manila
Gateway Property Holdings Inc., Manila
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Burnaby Public Library, Burnaby
YMCA Language School, Vancouver
Pacific Language Institute, Vancouver and Toronto
Stikeman Elliott Lawyers, Vancouver
Edward Gibson, SFU Gallery Curator (retired), Vancouver
in addition to numerous private collections in Canada, The U.S.A., Germany,
      Switzerland, The U.K., Belgium, Japan, The Philippines and Singapore.

SELECTED MEDIA

“10 Best Abstract Paintings” by Daniel Ferris, It’s Only Art? March 29, 2013
“David Tycho: Painter”, a short film by Eric Peterson, November 2012
“North by Northwest”, CBC Radio regional broadcast, interviewed by Sheryl
  MacKay, November 10, 2012
“The Fine Art of Independence” by David Tycho, Vancouver Sun, November 10,
"Urban Rush", Shaw T.V. Channel 4, Vancouver, interviewed by Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford, February 15, 2011
“North by Northwest”, CBC Radio regional broadcast, interviewed by Sheryl
        MacKay, February 13, 2011
“David Tycho Sees Art in all Facets of Life” video by Glen Baglo,
  MontrealGazette.com, February 10, 2011
 David Tycho’s Abstracts Need to be Experienced” by Jennifer Moss,
  NationalPost.com, February 10, 2011
“David Tycho’s Beckoning Gestures” by Jennifer Moss, Vancouver Sun,
        February 10, 2011
“Live From Studio 430” at the Eastside Culture Crawl, CJSF Radio,
        interviewed by Jay Peachy, November 27, 2010
“Urban Rush”, Shaw T.V. Channel 4, Vancouver, interviewed by Fiona Forbes
        and Michael Eckford, September 29, 2008
“Art Beat: David Tycho”, by Bettina Matzkuhn, Essential Vancouver magazine,                
        July, 2008
“North by Northwest”, CBC Radio regional broadcast, interviewed by Sheryl
        MacKay, November 18, 2007
“David Tycho”, by Mia Johnson, Preview Magazine, November, 2007
“Editors Picks: Galleries and Museums” by Alison Malone, Where Vancouver
        magazine, November, 2007
“An Artful Stroll on Gallery Row” by Lloyd Dykk, Vancouver Sun,
        October 26, 2007
“Abstract Expressive Painters” by Daniel Ferris, It’s Only Art? June 11, 2007
“Abstract Paintings by David Tycho” by Daniel Ferris, Contemporary Art Gallery
        Magazine, December, 2006
“Abstract Elegante” Don O’Melveny Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, March, 2003
“Between the Covers” CBC Radio national broadcast, interviewed by Peter
        Tiefenbach, April, 2002        
“North by Northwest” CBC Radio regional broadcast, interviewed by Sheryl
        MacKay, February 3, 2002
“This Morning”, CBC Radio national broadcast, interviewed by Bill Cameron,
  January 30, 2002
“When Art Gets the Rational Treatment” by David Tycho, The Vancouver Sun,
  February 22, 1997
“Communications Come through Paint” by Robert Amos, Victoria Times
       Colonist, November 9, 1996
“Mystic Inspiration” by Nancy Wells, Scene Magazine, February 1995

LECTURES and PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art instructor, Jack Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, March 2013
Lecture, “The Role of the Artist”, Mensa Conference, Richmond, November
      2002
Lecture, “Reading the Land”, Meadowlark Festival, Pentiction, May 2002
Lecture, “Roads to Abstraction”, Richmond Art Gallery, February, 1995
Art instructor, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver, 1990 – 1991
Art instructor, Dorset College, Vancouver, 1988 – 1990
               
EDUCATION

B.Ed. in Visual Arts Education, U.B.C., 1983. Studied painting under Gordon
      Smith.
Diploma, Vancouver Film School, 2002

OTHER

A writer with numerous book contributions, published articles and a CBC Canadian Literary Award to his credit; also an avid wilderness hiker, cyclist and karate student.

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David Tycho

Vancouver, Canada

Artists Statement:
Despite the efforts of art theorists, critics and historians to fill libraries with ideas concerning the nature of art, words always fall short, and in many cases miss the mark entirely. Words and painting, it seems, have never made good companions. This is particularly true of abstract painting, which tends to resist accurate or meaningful interpretation. At the end of the day, there is only the painting, the viewer, and silence. This enigma is what sustains my interest in abstract painting.

Although my work often contains external references—a horizon line for example—it is not so much concerned with the nature of landscape as it is with the process of painting and the expressive potential of paint. The natural or built environments are used as starting points from which each painting evolves and transforms, until the external references are subdued by elements of abstract expressionist painting. The paintings are ultimately explorations of line, color, form and gesture, and their ability to elicit emotional or spiritual responses. They are intended to be viewed as one would listen to instrumental music, without feeling a need to attach a meaning or narrative.
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