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Born in Edmonton, Canada, painter Tim Okamura earned a B.F.A. with Distinction at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Canada before moving to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts. After graduating with an M.F.A. in Illustration as Visual Journalism in 1993, Okamura moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he still resides. Okamura has had several solo exhibitions in New York City and Canada, and has had his work chosen for inclusion in several prominent group exhibitions, including “After Matisse/Picasso” at the Museum of Modern Art-affiliated P.S.1 in Queens, N.Y., as well as being selected five times to appear in the BP Portrait Awards Exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Okamura - a recipient of the 2004 Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts – has also had his paintings featured in several films including “Pieces of April” (InDiGent), “School of Rock” (Paramount), “Jersey Girl” (Miramax), and most prominently in “Prime” (Universal), a romantic comedy about a young New York painter starring Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. Okamura’s work is also notable in Ethan Hawke’s “The Hottest State”. Tim Okamura’s art is on display in the permanent collections of The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Toronto Congress Center, the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Canada, and Standard Chartered Bank in London, England; and in the private collections of Uma Thurman, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (The Roots), director Ben Younger, and actors Bryan Greenberg, Vanessa Marcil, Annabella Sciorra, and Ethan Hawke.
Education   1996-99 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, Canada
Awards   2004 Lily Achincloss Foundation: Chosen Fellow in Painting  
2004 New York Foundation for the Arts: Fellowship in Painting  
1991 Alberta College of Art Board of Governors Award  
1988-90 Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship  
1989 Henry Clinton Memorial Scholarship for Achievement in Visual Arts  
1987 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
Group Exhibitions   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
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

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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 2500    $4500
Half LengthFrom £ 3200 $5500
3/4 LengthFrom £ 4000 $7000
Full LengthFrom £ 5000 $8800
Double PortraitFrom £ 6500 $11400
Group PortraitFrom £ 12000 $22000
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