Randy Hryhorczuk is a Canadian visual artist
born in Vancouver, British Columbia, 1974.

Randy grew up in the wild, rural countryside of British Columbia’s lower mainland. As an adult he lived in city of Vancouver before moving to Toronto, Ontario in pursuit of oil painting. He devoting himself to painting full time in late 2006, after working in the design field, digging holes and clearing paths.

In 2007, Randy relocated to Guatemala City, Guatemala with his wife. This period was spent drawing, painting, reading, visiting museums and traveling throughout Central America; frequently returning to Canada for art exhibitions and deliveries. During this time, an alarmingly long list of ideas was developed. Some were executed, and continued into bodies of work evolving over several years.

Although the primary focus of Randy’s early art work had been figure painting, his interest in modern design and minimalism lead him to explore abstraction. His earliest abstract paintings were architectural deconstructions. In 2003 he started a lengthy series of minimalist landscape paintings that continues to evolve. In concert with this, a series of figurative paintings and portraits depicting bird/human hybrids was developed, drawing heavily on elements of myth and psychology. In 2007, inspired by the dense city of Guatemala, his interested returned to architecture, producing a body of urban landscape paintings depicting billboard structures.  Simple messages replaced advertising with messages of encouragement, hope, and sociopolitical commentaries. Life in Guatemala was punctuated with frequent air travel. Long hours spent alone in airports inspired an airplane painting series, in which clusters of passenger airliners flew at low altitudes, close to the surface of the earth. In 2011, Randy began work on a new group of paintings in which satellites are the objects of our collective affections. These object represent science fiction and fact; the past and the future. They are an unseen but relied upon technological advancement in our history.

Randy is a self-taught oil painter. He has shown publicly at galleries and art fairs since 2000 in Canada, The United States and Germany. His artwork can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Guatemala. Randy currently paints at his home studio and is represented by contemporary art galleries in Toronto and Ottawa.

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paintings

Super! Akebono / 36x36 / Oil on Wood / 2013
Landscape Painting
Figurative Painting

curriculum-vitae

SOLO EXHIBITIONS – PAINTING

2012 
END TRANSMISSION (Billboard Paintings) – Communication Gallery , Toronto On

2009
This Space Intentionally Left Blank. (Billboard Paintings) – Wall Space Gallery , Ottawa On

2007
The Secrets of Our Path (Figure Paintings) – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On

2005
Paintings 1999-2005 – The Kensington Gallery, Hamilton On

2004
New Figure Paintings – Loft Art Gallery, Toronto On 

GENERAL EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2016
Holiday Show – The Flying Pony Gallery, Toronto On

2015
The Artist Project , Better Living Centre – Exhibition Place, Toronto On

2014
Rockem Sockem, the Great Canadian Art Show (Puck Project All Stars) – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
Toronto Timeraiser: Rouge, United Way – @The Fifth Social Club, Toronto On

2013
Structure – Gallery M, Cambridge On

2012
Square Foot Ten (presented by AWOL Gallery) – Twist Gallery, Toronto On

2011
The Artist Project , Queen Elizabeth Building – Exhibition Place, Toronto On
Toronto Timeraiser, Toronto On
Edmund Law’s “Interference” (collaborative works) – AWOL Gallery , Toronto On
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 50th Anniversary – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto On
Square Foot 9 (presented by AWOL Gallery) – Twist Gallery, Toronto On
Affordable Art Fair NY, New York (AAF NYC)
The Manhattan Project / Twenty-Eleven, AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
AGH Fall Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton On
Small Works Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton On
Named Spaces , Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton On

2010
The Artist Project, Queen Elizabeth Building – Exhibition Place, Toronto On
Toronto Timeraiser, Toronto On
Affordable Art Fair New York (AAF NYC)
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto On
Square Foot VIII – AWOL Gallery – Offsite, Toronto On
heARTS For Pakistan , Toronto On – Gladstone Hotel (Art Auction & Fund Raiser)
AGH Fall Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton On
OCAD whodunit? Mystery Art Sale , OCADU, Toronto On

2009
The Artist Project, Liberty Grand, Toronto On
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto On
Square Foot VII – AWOL Gallery – Offsite, Toronto On

2008
Square Foot VI – AWOL Gallery – Offsite, Toronto On
Encore Exhibition – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
Gallery Artists Opening Exhibition – Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa On

2007
Square Foot V – AWOL Gallery – Offsite , Toronto On
2×2 sq Group Exhibition – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
Son Lumiere – Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, Toronto On
Salon! – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
Beings of Intent – Gallery Arcturus , Toronto On

2006
ISIS Canada Fundraiser – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
Square Foot IV – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On

2005
Square Foot New York – Project Spaceman, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Square Foot III – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
AD2005 – Praxis Gallery, Toronto On

2004
Holiday Show – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
Square Foot II – AWOL Gallery, Toronto On
International Group Exhibit – Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg Germany

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

2014
Processing History (Guest Lecturer) – Burlington Fine Arts Association , Burlington On

2011
On an Impossible Career (Guest Lecturer) – Don Valley Art Club , Toronto On

PRINT / COVER ART

2011
Tunturia – Invisible City (Cover Artwork) Label: Oxide Tones

2007
Tunturia – Maps (Cover Artwork) Label: Valkyre Records

2002
Neil Leyton – Melancholy, Understanding (Cover Artwork) Label: Fading Ways Music
 

MEDIA / PRESS / PUBLICATIONS

2016
The Jealous Curator [Visual Art Blog]

 
 
2011
National Post – The Artist Project (Reinventing the lay of the landscape) March 4th

2010
Toronto Star – The Artist Project: Meet Thy Maker (Murray Whyte), March 4th

2009
Divine Design Family Spaces – W Network [Television] / Asian Roots – Episode 1402
The Jealous Curator [Visual Art Blog]
Artist a Day
Interview: ‘Daytime’ Host Chat with TL Rader and Derrick Fage – Rogers Cable 22 Ottawa, September 30th 


2007

House & Home Magazine – April Issue ( LANDSCAPE – Origin of the Species II-I) p187
Reno & Decor Magazine – Aug/Sept 2007 issue, p52
Divine Design Bathrooms – W Network [Television] / Grant and Ayesha’s Bathroom – Episode 131

AWARDS

2007
Peoples Choice Tern Art Award – AWOL Gallery / Square Foot 2007

COLLECTIONS

2007
Gallery Arcturus Public Art Space – Permanent Collection , Toronto On

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