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Curriculum Vitae
Kristofir Dean

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario (2004-2008)

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibition

Polychromatic Winter, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (December 2018) Spectrachord, Genius Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (November 2018)
Line and Colour, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (March 2018)
Kristofir Dean and Bratsa Bonifacho, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong (October 2012)

Voler, Public Art Installation for Richmond Festival of the Arts, Richmond, British Columbia (February to March 2010)
Apteka, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario (June 2009)

 

Group Visual Art Exhibitions

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario (April 2019)
Art Market San Francisco (With Newzones), San Francisco, California (April 2019)

Deck The Walls, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (December 2018)
Art Interiors, Toronto, Ontario (November to December 2018)
Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (June 2018)
Sunscreen, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (July 2018)
Art Market San Francisco (With Newzones), San Francisco, California (April 2018)

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario (April 2018)
Hazelton Lanes pop-up (with Art Interiors), Toronto, Ontario (October 2017) Sunscreen,Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (July 2017)
Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (June 2017)
Art Market San Francisco (With Newzones), San Francisco, California (April 2017)

Art Interiors, Toronto, Ontario (April 2017)
Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, (April 2017)
Art Interiors, Toronto, Ontario (November to December 2016)
Design Annex, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Ontario (June 2016)
Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, Ontario (June 2016)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario (April 2016)
Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario (December 2015)
Art Interiors, Toronto, Ontario (November to December 2015)
Design Annex, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario (September 2015)
Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, (June 2015)
Love Art Fair (With Art Interiors), Toronto, Ontario (April 2015)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, (April 2015)
Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario (December 2014)
Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (May 2014)
Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (January 2014)
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Toronto, Ontario (July 2013)

Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (February 2013)
Ian Tan Gallery, Hong Kong (May 2012)
Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (January 2012)
Art for Life Auction, Vancouver, British Columbia (November 2011)

Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (February 2011)

Container Art, Vancouver, British Columbia (August 2010)

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Toronto, Ontario (July 2010)
Diane Farris Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (April 2010)
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Toronto, Ontario (July 2009)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario (May 2009)
Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, Ontario (September 2008)
Tap Gallery, Sydney, Australia (September 2008)
Transit Space Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (March 2008)
Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (January 2008)
Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario (December 2007 to January 2008)

Studio22 Gallery, Kingston, Ontario (August to September 2007)
Osgoode Hall Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (December 2006)
Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario (December 2006 to January 2007)

Great Hall, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario (February 2006)

Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario (December 2005 to January 2006)

 

Collections

McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario (2015)

Hillfield Strathallan College, Hamilton, Ontario (2004)

 

Public Work

Brain Project, Toronto Ontario (June - August 2019)
Neon Refractions, Toronto Light Festival, Toronto Ontario (January - March 2018)

Mural project, South Granville, Vancouver British Columbia (2016)

 

Residencies / Awards

Hamilton Arts Council Cotton Factory Residency, Hamilton, Ontario ( July - September 2018) Scuola Mosaicisti Friuli, Friuli Venezia Giulia Italy (November 2016)

About

KRISTOFIR DEAN is a painter based in Hamilton, Ontario. He holds a BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) and has shown his work internationally. He is currently represented by Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver, and Newzones in Calgary.

Kristofir’s paintings create optical effects using light and shadow, perspective, and inventive panel shapes that make viewers question their sense of the works' dimensionality. Kristofir's art activates a conversation about the quality and value of saturated colours to captivate and lift the energy of a space and the people who inhabit it.