Chris Dyer

Education

  • 2000-2003-  Dawson College (Montreal, PQ.) – “Illustration and Design” D.E.C.
  • 1999-2000-  Ottawa University (Ottawa, ON.) – Attended on a scholarship the Bacherlaurate of Visual Arts.
  • 1996-1999-  Heritage College (Hull, Quebec)– “Fine Arts” D.E.C. with distinction.
  • 1984-1995-  Markham College (Lima, Peru) – Received a diploma from this distinguished private school, while obtaining seven Cambridge University “O” levels, including Art, English, and Spanish.

 

Exhibition History

Selected Solo Shows

  • 2014       “Knew Conscious”                       at Knew Conscious Gallery,                      Denver, Colorado
  • 2014       “Re-Union”                                     at Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma,                      Lima, Peru
  • 2013       “Internities”                                    at ArtLab Gallery,                                 San Diego, California
  • 2012       “Hellahigh”                                     at Green Light Gallery,                               Montreal, Canada
  • 2011       “Moment of Truth”                        at Tribe 13 Gallery,                                       Ukiah, California
  • 2011       “Introspective”                               at Old Crow Gallery,                                 Oakland, California
  • 2009       “Positive Creations”                      at Norml Gallery,                                           Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2009       “Chris Dyer”                                   at Morgan Bridge Gallery,                                   Quebec City
  • 2008       “Mini-Ramping”                            at The Bait Shop Gallery,                           Toronto, Ontario
  • 2008       “Wassabi”                                       at The Faktory Gallery,                   Nelson, British Columbia
  • 2007       “Cocktail Sauce n’ Fries”             at 9 de Kunst Gallery,                                        Gent, Belgium
  • 2007       “Unidos por el Arte”                     at “Galeria El Pabilo,                                      Cancun, Mexico
  • 2006       “Los Sk8s Cosmicos”                    at Galeria Punktum,                                                Lima, Peru
  • 2004       “In Search for Balance”               at Warren Flowers Gallery,                        Montreal, Quebec
  • 2004       “Metaphysical Boarding”            at Zeke’s Gallery,                                          Montreal, Quebec

Selected Group Shows

 

  • Chromatic”                                 at Cite de la Mode et du Design                                           Paris 2015
  • Envision”                                   at Tribe 13 Gallery                                                         Costa Rica 2015
  • Deep Breath”                               at Rams Head Live                                                        Baltimore 2014
  • “Bowlapalooza”                             at Calgary Contemporary Gallery                                   Calgary 2014
  • “Gratifly”                                        at Avalon Gallery                                                   South Carolina 2014
  • “Station 16”                                    at Fountain Art Fair                                                       New York 2014
  • “Art Attack”                                   at Fresh Paint Gallery                                     Montreal, Quebec 2013
  • “Sidewalk Surfing”                       at Everhart Museum                                                  Pensylvania 2013
  • “Mural”                                           at Station 16 Gallery                                        Montreal, Quebec 2013
  • “Dreams and Divinities”             at Fiarte Museum,                                               Granada, Spain  2013
  • “Emerging Light”                         at Trace Gallery,                                               Boulder, Colorado 2013
  • “Metropolitan”                             at Strychnin Gallery,                                          Berlin, Germany  2012
  • “Divine Align”                              at InfintUs Gallery,                                         Kuranda, Australia 2012
  • “Metropolitan”                             at Strychnin Gallery,                                          Berlin, Germany  2012
  • “Rootwire”                                    at Visionary Gallery                                                     Logan, Ohio 2012
  • “Moksha Art Fair”                       at 7th Circuit Studios,                                            Miami, Florida  2011
  • “Big Bang”                                    at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,                  Montreal, Quebec 2011
  • “Deer DNL 5”                               at Keep a Breast Gallery,                                   Bordeaux, France 2011
  • “Peak Experience”                      at Temple of Visions Gallery,                  Los Angeles, California 2011
  • “Alchemeyez 2.0”                        at Hilton Waikoloa,                                                    Kona, Hawaii 2011
  • “Social Face Working”               at Fenimore Gallery,                              Saranac Lake, New York 2010
  • “Interdimentional Art Show”    at Madrone Studios,                            San Francisco, California 2010
  • “Chimeria”                                    at Salle Marchillet Amphietre,                               Sedan, France 2010
  • “Par Chemin”                               at Yves Laroche Gallery,                                   Montreal, Quebec 2010
  • “Eagle and Condor”                    at “99 High Gallery”                               Venice Beach, California 2010
  • “Boom Festival”                           at Visionary Gallery,                             Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal 2010
  • “Drawgasmic”                              at Dimensions Gallery,                                                       Missouri 2010
  • “Alchemeyez”                               at Visionary Art Congress                             Big Island of Hawaii 2010
  • “Poor Traits”                                at Headquarters Gallery,                                   Montreal, Quebec 2009
  • “Deck Deck Deck”                       at APW Gallery,                                          Long Island, New York 2009
  • “Interdimentional Art Show”    at Fenario Gallery,                                                 Eugene, Oregon 2009
  • “Deer Berlin #3”                          at “Carhartt Store”                                             Cologne, Germany 2009
  • “En Masse”                                   at “Pangee Gallery”                                             Montreal, Quebec 2009
  • “Honor Roll”                                at Day One Gallery,                                    Connecticut, New York 2008
  • “Suite Jesus”                                at Minna Gallery,                                    San Francisco, California 2008
  • “400ml”                                        at Maison des Metallos,                                               Paris, France 2008
  • “Shambhala Festival”                 at Visionary Gallery,                               Salmo, British Columbia 2008
  • “King n Queen”                            at Jos Depypere,                                                      Kurne, Belgium 2008
  • “Interdimentional Art Show”    at Tribe 13 Gallery,                                        Seattle, Washington   2008
  • “Skateboard Inspirations”          at Light Gallery,                                          Costa Mesa, California 2008
  • “Pushed to the Back”                  at Artifex Gallery,                                                        Gent, Belgium 2007
  • “La Paria”                                      at Cegep de Vieux Montreal,                              Montreal, Quebec 2006
  • “Interdementional Art Show”    at CHAC Gallery,                                             Seattle, Washington 2006
  • “6 x 50”                                           at Millenium Place,                             Whistler, British Columbia 2005
  • “Higher Grade Experience”       at Culture Cache Gallery,                       San Francisco, California 2005
  • “CO2”                                              at Galerie Art en Majuscule,                              Montreal, Quebec 2004
  • “Notre Urine est delectable”       at Sub-V Gallery,                                                 Montreal, Quebec 2004
  • “Artivistic”                                      at McGill University,                                          Montreal, Quebec 2004

 

Press & Bibliography

  • Rebecca Vaisman, “Con vibras Cosmicas”, Asia Sur, Peru, 2014
  • Jacob Devaney, “Taking it to the Streets”, Huffington Post, Arizona, 2013
  • Elise McDonough, “Positive Vibrations”, High Times, California, 2013
  • Mike Pragnell, “Positive Creations”, SBC Magazine, Vancouver, 2012
  • Sandro Grisson, “Page 36”, Color Magazine, Vancouver, 2012
  • Kathryn Greenway, “Talent goes across the board”, The Gazette Newspaper, Montreal, 2012
  • Michael Brooke, “Positive Creations”, Concrete Wave Magazine, Ontario, 2012
  • Rosanne Vriend, “Soul Skater”, Salt Magazine, Holland, 2011
  • Mistikka Jade, “Chris Dyer’s Positive Creations”, OM Times Magazine, Virginia, 2011
  • Roberdo, “The cover artist”, Mushroom Magazine, Germany, 2011
  • Natalya Mejia, “Creaciones Positivas”, Skateboard Magazine, Colombia, 2010
  • Emily Corriveau, “L’Univers Parallele”, Crux Magazine, Quebec, 2009
  • Leo Mezzera, “Positive Creations”, Gravedad Zero Magazine, Argentina, 2009
  • Alan Pinto, “Las Bombas de Luz”, K4 Magazine, Peru, 2009
  • Kathryn Greenway, “Moving beyond Skateboard art”, The Gazette Newspaper, Montreal, 2009
  • Harlan Levy, “Dreadlocked and Dyered”, Modart Magazine, Belgium, 2008
  • Yuri Nishiwasha, “Culture Skate”, Transworld Magazine, Japan, 2008
  • Fernando Contrera, “Positive Creations”, Slide Magazine, Peru, 2008
  • Gilda Pina, “Arte en Patineta”, Novadades Newspaper, Mexico, 2007
  • Adriana Servin, “Esta Noche..”, Por Esto Newspaper, Mexico, 2007
  • Danny Fuenzalida, “Canvas”, Thrasher Magazine, California, 2007.
  • Tony Reddington, “Chris Dyer”, FTK Magazine, Florida, 2007
  • Nilton Neves, “Arte Positiva”, Tribo Magazine, Brazil, 2007
  • Valerie Lambert, “The Artist”, SCS Magazine, Belgium, 2007
  • Jo Waterhouse, “Chris Dyer”, Concrete to Canvas Book, UK, 2007
  • Humberto Lopez, “Patin del Espacio”, Caretas Magazine, Peru, 2006
  • Alberto Masias, “Desde ninio me resisti a ser normal”, Cosas Magazine, Peru, 2006
  • Saint Cinnamon, “Skateboarding Artist”, Revolution Magazine, Malaysia, 2006
  • Barry Walsh, “The artwork of Chris Dyer”, Worked Magazine, California, 2005
  • Darcy Bennet, Learning about Art Love and Light from Chris Dyer”, Heads Magazine, Quebec, 2004
  • Daniel Mathieu, “Chris Dyer”, Expose Magazine, Montreal, 2004
  • Sandro Grisson, “Artisan”, Color Magazine, Vancouver, 2004
  • Isak Elliot Augustine, “Metaphysical Boarding”, Vie Des Arts Magazine, Quebec, 2004
  • Kathryn Greenway, “His art goes across the board”, The Gazette Newspaper, Montreal, 2004
  • Brian Cassie, “Artist Profile”, Concrete Powder Magazine, Vancouver, 2003

 

Awards

  • Travel Grant from the Canada Arts Council (2011)
  • 1st Prize winner of Drawing contest by Tablista Magazine in Peru (2008)
  • “Liquitex” Acrylics Award of Excellence in USA (2004)
  • “Zed TV” a show on CBC voted me as one of the 300 most interesting Canadians (2004)
  • Voted “Hardest Working Artist” in Street Eaters Poll (2004)
  • 1st Prize winner of “Drawson’s” Animation contest (2003)
  • 1st Prize winner of  “Green Earth” art contest (2001)
  • 1st Prize winner art competition of Heritage College (1999)

 

Other Activities

  • Schiffer Books (from Pennsylvania) published a 256 color page, hardcover, coffee table book of his art.
  • Filmed and directed a documentary on the consciousness of positive art, with Dreamtime Cinema from Arkansas.
  • Has taught skate art workshops at the National art Gallery in Ottawa, among several high schools and colleges in Montreal. He has also taught “Visionary Graffiti” workshops in galleries in Italy, Australia and New York.
  • Done speeches about positive art at colleges, high schools and festivals worldwide.
  • Has written skateboard and art related articles for magazines including: Expose, Heads, Inscape, Revolution, Fun not Fame, etc.
  • Chris runs his own clothing brand, “Positive Creations” that only uses environmental textiles like hemp, bamboo and organic cotton.
  • Chris’ book “The Sunlight Chronicles” got published by “Divine Life” (Arizona) in 2007, which got nominated as “Best Book” in Expozine Small Press Awards.
  • Art has appeared in several books including Concrete to Canvas (by Jo Waterhouse, England), 400ml (by Gautier Jourdain, Paris), Ras (by James Robertson, Toronto), Pipe Fiends (by Barry Walsh, Montreal), Visionary Art Yearbook (by Otto Rapp, Edmonton), Alchemista (by Darren Minke, California), Drawgasmic (By David Wolk, Missouri), Dream and Divinities (by Liba Stabilion, France), etc.
  • Has done over 100 different skateboard graphics for Creation Skateboards (San Francisco, California). He also assumed the roles of Brand Manager and Artist Director for 3.5 years
  • Several t-shirt designs and Skate-wheel series for Satori Movement (San Francisco, California).
  • Several CD covers, including: Ott (Uk), Cosmosis (UK), JahSun (California), Jahson Ites (Washington), KnowledgeBorn07 (Chicago), Inword (Montreal), Hotelpry (Italy), etc.
  • Done skateboard graphics for several companies worldwide: Think(California), Skate Mafia (San Diego), Skull Skates (BC), Iriewood (Norway), Twisted Trees (North Carolina), Spirit (Washington), Equilibrium (Peru), Love (Toronto), Bustin Boards (New York), Series (Montreal), Urban Ambush (Montreal), etc.