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Troy Coulterman hails from Guelph, Ontario. Coulterman crafts three-dimensional human figures in seductive colours, with exaggerated features and forms that are directly influenced from graphic novels. Absurd, abstract forms engulf, drip and extrude from the figures he creates. These forms that surround or become part of the figures are visual metaphors of absurd anomalies and emotional states the characters he creates are experiencing. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and he has had solo exhibitions in Toronto, Portland, San Diego, and Regina. 

“Inspired by artists who made their mark in the comic book scene, including Daniel Clowes and Jamie Hewlett, Coulterman’s resin figures are like graphic novel characters in 3-D. They appear in bizarre situations, with exaggerated emotions dripping from their faces. Coulterman says that it was his intention to “translate” certain elements of comic book art-the thick line work, the sometimes unnatural colours-into sculpture…Coulterman breaths life into figures that seem larger than they are.”

“It always starts with the figure and the figure is always in some way interacting with these absurd forms,” Coulterman explains. His initial ideas aren’t always concrete. There’s an emotion he wants to convey or an instance-“a single moment that might be more difficult to describe verbally”-that he wants to visualize. “These abstract, absurd forms that interact with the figurative pieces, they’re in a way visual metaphors to describe the psyche of the figures, the emotional moments in the figures,” he says.”

Liz Ohanesian,  Hi Fructose Magazine Volume 27, 2013

 

Education

2012 MFA , Sculpture, University of Regina, Saskatchewan

2006 BFA, Studio/Fine Art focus in Sculpture, York University, Toronto ON

 

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2016 Cluster Group Show, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, New York, USA

2016 Suggestivism, Spoke Art, San Francisco, California, USA

2016 Group Show, Knew Conscious, Denver, Colorado, USA

2016 Group Show, Thinkspace Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2016 Solo, Slate Fine Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Solo Show, Hellion Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

2015 Solo Show, Arch Enemy Arts. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. USA

2014 Digital Handshake, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2013 Tangible Absurdities, Subtext Gallery, San Diego, California, USA

2013 Everyday Anomalies, Hellion Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

2012 MFA Exhibition, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2010 Artscape Wychwood Barns Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Gumbo, Thinkspace Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

2015 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California,          USA

2015 Thinkspace 10 Year Anniversary Show, Thinkspace, Los Angeles, California, USA

2015 The Zealot’s Elixir curated by Doubleparlour, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco , California, USA

2014 47th Annual Winter Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2014 AQUA Art Miami 2014, through Thinkspace Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2014 SCOPE: International Contemporary Art Show, through Thinkspace Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2014 Toronto International Art Fair 2014, Slate Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2014 LAX/SFO, Thinkspace exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, California, USA

2014 Corrective Course, Marcas Contemporary,  Costa Mesa, California, USA

2014 Tragedy Plus Time,  Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2014 4th Annual Tiny Trifecta Group Show, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2014 Reverse Engineered Pt. 2, Antler Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

2014  Reverse Engineered, Hellion Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

2013 Clutter Gallery, Beacon, New York, USA

2013 Comic Readers Group Show, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2013 Saturnalia, Slate Gallery. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2013 3rd Annual Tiny Trifecta Group Show, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2013 Group Show, Slate Gallery. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2013 Dreams From the Gutter, Tae Contemporary Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2012 From There to Here, Artful Dodger, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2012 FACE IT!, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012 Heartlines, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2011 Construct, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

2011 III, Fifth Parallel, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2010 SSC presents New Members, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2010 SSC presents 11th Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Canadian Sculpture Centre

2007 FARAGO, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2006 SSC presents 11th Juried Graduating Sculpture Student Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2006 Akasa, Zacks Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2006 Your Mom, Zacks Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Awards/Grants/Scholarships

2014 Short-Listed, The Mayor’s Arts and Business Award, Regina, Saskatchewan

2013 Short-Listed nominee, Lieutenant Governor’s Emerging Artist Award, Saskatchewan

2013 Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Emerging Artist Grant

2012 Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Scholarship

2011 Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Teaching Assistantship

2010 Abraham & Malka Green Award, Emerging Sculptors Exhibition

2010 Mr. Ronald O. Dunlop and Mrs. Annie Dunlop Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Visual Arts, University of Regina

2009 Emerging Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2006 MST Bronze Ltd Award, SSC presents 11th Juried Graduating Sculpture Student  Exhibition

2006 Laya Liberman Memorial Scholarship, York University

2005-6 Lou Odette Sculpture Award, York University

Gallery Representation

Slate Fine Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Collections

Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection.

Many other private collections worldwide.*

 

Selected Press, Articles and Interviews

2012 Everyday Anomalies by Troy Coulterman, Jane Kenoyer, Hi Fructose Website (hifructose.com), October 25, 2012

2013 Liz Ohanesian, Troy Coulterman, Hi Fructose Magazine Volume 27, p. 51-57, Richmond, CA. USA.

2013 CarneMag (carnemag.com/), Issue 23, August 2013

2013 Surreal Sculptures by Troy Coulterman, Juxtapoz Website (juxtapoz.com), May 27, 2013

2013 Glen Leavitt, Troy Coutlerman, Georgie Magazine Issue 13, November 2013, p. 23-28, Edmonton, Alberta.