Randy Hryhorczuk

Randy Hryhorczuk

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Randy Hryhorczuk

Canadian Artist Randy Hryhorczuk is a self-taught oil painter creating vibrant abstract art and subject based still life and landscape paintings. His paintings have been featured on Interior Design TV programs and Home Decor magazines. He has shown publicly at art galleries and fairs since 2000 in Canada, The United States and Germany. His artwork can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, Great Britain and Guatemala.

Randy currently paints at his home studio and is represented by contemporary art galleries in Toronto.

Randy grew up in the wild, rural countryside of British Columbia’s lower mainland. As a child he enjoyed drawing pictures, and began taking art seriously in high school. Inspired by the work of Attila Richard Lukacs he chose oil painting as his primary medium. Following high school, he lived in the city of Vancouver where he saw Jean Michel Basquiat's work in person for the first time. Seeing this work inspired him to push himself to take new risks in subject and form. Eventually Randy rented his first art studio before moving to Toronto, Ontario to focus on a career in art. While initially focussed on figure painting, Randy's admired the abstract energy of De Kooning, Rothko and Pollock which influenced the earliest trips into abstraction. In 2007, Randy relocated to Guatemala City, Guatemala with his wife for 2 years. This period was spent drawing, painting, reading, visiting museums and traveling throughout Central America; frequently returning to Canada for art exhibitions and deliveries.

Randy's time is devoted to creating art and supporting the efforts of other artists; believing that a strong creative community is a successful one.

www.hryhorczuk.com

Education

I am a Self Taught painter. Through practice, experimentation, discussion and examination of other artists works, I have developed a style I find best reflects my interest and love of art through painting.

Events

ON DISPLAY: Billboard Paintings @ Pearl Diver Restaurant - Toronto Ontario

Exhibitions

2018
Oshawa Art Association 50th Anniversary Group Show – Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa On

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
End Transmission / Communication Gallery, Toronto ON *SOLO*

Square Foot 10 (Presented by AWOL Gallery) / Twist Gallery, Toronto ON

2011
Affordable Art Fair NY / New York NY
 Toronto Timeraiser / Distillery District, Toronto ON

Edmund Law’s “Interference” (collaborative works) / AWOL Gallery. Toronto ON

Square Foot 9 (presented by AWOL Gallery) / Twist Gallery, Toronto ON

The Manhattan Project / AWOL Gallery, Toronto ON


AGH Fall Art Sale / Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON

Small Works Show / Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto ON


Named Spaces / Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton ON


The Artists Project / Exhibition Place, Toronto ON


2010
OCAD whodunit? Mystery Art Sale / OCADU, Toronto ON


AGH Fall Art Sale / Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON

heArts For Pakistan / Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON
(Art Auction & Fund Raiser)


Square Foot 8 / AWOL Gallery - Offsite, Toronto ON


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto ON

Affordable Art Fair NY / New York NY

Toronto Timeraiser / Distillery District, Toronto ON

The Artists Project / Exhibition Place, Toronto ON

2009
This Space Intentionally Left Blank / Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa ON *SOLO*

Square Foot 7 / AWOL Gallery Satellite, Toronto ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto ON

The Artists Project / Liberty Grand, Toronto ON

2008
Square Foot 6 / AWOL Gallery Satellite, Toronto ON

Gallery Artists Opening Exhibition / Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa ON


Toronto Art Expo / MTCC, Toronto ON

2007
The Secrets of Our Path / AWOL Gallery, Toronto ON *SOLO*

Square Foot 5 / AWOL Gallery Satellite, Toronto ON

Salon Studio Exhibition / AWOL Gallery, Toronto ON


2×2 / AWOL Gallery, Toronto ON


Toronto Art Expo / MTCC, Toronto ON