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Tim Okamura

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Lost Boys

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Mohawk

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J'ai un Reve

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Self Portrait in Green Parka

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Self

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Courage (The Flying Head)

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Nine Braves

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Pawnee Man

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Salish Girl

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Choctaw Girl

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Bright-Cloud Woman

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Dance-Four-Times (Andicicopec)

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Ictinike and Rabbit's Revenge

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The Diplomatic Princess

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Medicine Woman

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Wife of Hinon, Thunderer

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Buffelkvinna

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Totem Wall Portrait

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Elevator

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Lock V, (Egret)

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Man in Blue Shirt

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The Three

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Lock VI (Tiger & Flowers)

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Silver, Red & Gray

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Siobhan

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Portrait of Actor Bryan Greenberg

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Lock IV (Blonde Girl)

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Guernica Dress

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King

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La Familia II (Sisters)

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Lock II

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Lori, Fence, Reminders

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The Black Hole

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Blue, Green & Gold

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Brian

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Crime

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Grey, White & Gold

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Japanese Girl

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Jerome in Blue T-shirt

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La Familia Best

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Lock I

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Obstacle I

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Pauley Profile

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Portrait of Doug

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Queens

Tim Okamura

Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Tim Okamura is a native of Edmonton, and graduated from ACAD in 1991, before moving to New York to obtain his MFA at the School of Visual Arts. Paintings from his "Urban Portrait" series have been seen in several films including "School of Rock" (Jack Black), "Pieces of April" (Katie Holmes), and prominently featured most recently in "Prime" (Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep). Okamura's work will also be seen in the upcoming "The Hottest State" (written and directed by Ethan Hawke).

Okamura's paintings have been widely exhibited in New York, including a Museum of Modern Art-curated exhibition at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, as well as The National Portrait Gallery in London, and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. (His painting "La Familia III - Les Soeurs" will be on view on at England's National Portrait Gallery beginning June 14th)

Prominent collectors include actresses Vanessa Marcil, Anabella Sciorra, and Uma Thurman, as well as Ethan Hawke, director Ben Younger, and musician Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots.

Tim Okamura is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, and is currently on the Royal Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures shortlist for a commissioned portrait of the Queen of England. He also teaches painting and drawing in New York City at Parsons School of Design and the City College of New York in Harlem.

Solo Exhibitions

2005 Urban Portraits / Brooklyn Mythology Delgado-Tomei Gallery
Brooklyn, NY
2003 New Urban Portraits + Bricks, Locks, & Obstacles Kanvas Gallery
New York, NY
2002 Recent Work Northsix Gallery
Brooklyn, NY
2001 Urban Portraits The Cutting Room
New York, NY

Selected Exhibitions

2006 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Edinburgh, Scotland
2005 Figuratively Speaking: A Group Preview of Seven Painters Delgado-Tomei Gallery
Brooklyn, NY
2005 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition National Portrait Gallery
London, UK
2004 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition National Portrait Gallery
London, UK
2004 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition Aberdeen Art Gallery
Aberdeen, Scotland
2004 BP Portrait Awards Exhibition Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
Exeter, England
2004 Commissioned/Non Commissioned Chung-Cheng Gallery, St. John's University
Queens, New York
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 and Historical Center
Brooklyn, NY
1998 Young Guns 2: Emerging Artists Art Directors' Club
New York, NY
1996 10th Anniversary Exhibition James McMullan Gallery
Edmonton, Canada
1993 Graduate Exhibition Visual Arts Museum Gallery
New York, NY
1992 Endangered Art Directors' Club
New York, NY
1991 After Hours William Mackenzie Center Gallery
Edmonton, Canada
1990 Art for Aids Awareness Alberta College of Art Main Gallery
Calgary, Canada

Artwork Appearing in Film

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

Education

1996-1999 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 Calgary, Canada

Professional Experience

2001-present Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Painting Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1999-present Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Design The City College of The City University of New York, 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
1993-1994 Graphic Designer Bennett Book Advertising, New York, NY

Awards

  • 2004 - Lily Auchincloss Foundation: Chosen Fellow in Painting
  • 2004 - New York Foundation for the Arts: Fellowship in Painting
  • 1991 - Alberta College of Art Board of Governors Award
  • 1988-1990 - Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship
  • 1989 - Henry Clinton Memorial Scholarship for Achievement in Visual Arts
  • 1987 - Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Private Collections

  • Uma Thurman, actress
  • Anabella Sciorra, actress
  • Vanessa Marcil, actress
  • Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, musician ("The Roots")
  • Bryan Greenberg, actor
  • Ben Younger, screenwriter/director
  • Darcy Levesque, Board of Governors, Alberta College of Art and Design

Public Collections

  • Toronto Congress Center

Tim Okamura and TheKidbelo (David Brunning) - collaborations

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The Peace Queen (Genetaska)

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The Wait/The Gift (Kanenhagenat)

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The End of Sun's Grief

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Mikapi (Fights Alone Bravely)