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Jim Holyoak

Jim Holyoak is a drawer and writer, based in British Columbia, Canada. His discipline is comprised of book arts, ink-painting, and room-sized drawing installations. In parallel to his solo practice, Holyoak has orchestrated numerous collaborative drawing projects, often with fellow artist Matt Shane, and sometimes involving hundreds of people drawing together. Holyoak received an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal, and studied as an apprentice to master ink-painter Shen Ling Xiang, in Yangshuo, China. He has attended artist-residencies in New York, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Banff, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, and throughout Norway. His work has circulated widely in Europe and North America, including at the Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal, the GEM Museum of Contemporary Art in The Hague, Tegnerforbundet (Drawing Association) in Oslo, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Rīga, the Carnegie Mellon International Drawing Symposium in Pittsburgh, and the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham, UK.

“Though the content of my work ranges from the biological to the phantasmagorical, there is a persistent interest in human empathy for other species, and in the difficulty of fathoming deep time – the world millions of years ago, and the world ahead. The animals I contemplate most are the species that never existed, that no longer exist, and those that are on the brink of extinction. For example, dinosaurs fascinate me because they are completely real and completely imaginary – they are monsters for real. This tension between what is real and imaginary, what once existed and no longer exists, is the uniting principle in all my work.” – Jim Holyoak

Kimberly 2

Jim Holyoak

Kimberly 2

$300.00

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Dale i Sunnfjord

Jim Holyoak

Dale i Sunnfjord

$800.00

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Divination

Jim Holyoak

Divination

$550.00

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Klanawa River

Jim Holyoak

Klanawa River

$480.00

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Greyscale Rainbow

Jim Holyoak

Greyscale Rainbow

$580.00

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In-between

Jim Holyoak

In-between

$800.00

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Done What's Done

Jim Holyoak

Done What's Done

$760.00

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Kimberly

Jim Holyoak

Kimberly

$300.00

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Inversion

Jim Holyoak

Inversion

$560.00

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Fungus

Jim Holyoak

Fungus

$200.00

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Gone Away

Jim Holyoak

Gone Away

$900.00

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Emerging from Hades

Jim Holyoak

Emerging from Hades

$600.00

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Jotunheimen

Jim Holyoak

Jotunheimen

$400.00

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Beholder 2

Jim Holyoak

Beholder 2

$640.00

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Blue Whale Skull

Jim Holyoak

Blue Whale Skull

$1,090.00

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Everything Fucking Flipped

Jim Holyoak

Everything Fucking Flipped

$400.00

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Book of Moths

Jim Holyoak

Book of Moths

$3,200.00

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Jotunheimen 2

Jim Holyoak

Jotunheimen 2

$540.00

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Fire Season

Jim Holyoak

Fire Season

$2,180.00

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Konrad and Geese

Jim Holyoak

Konrad and Geese

$450.00

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Burn Way

Jim Holyoak

Burn Way

$1,460.00

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Changlings Lust for Changes

Jim Holyoak

Changlings Lust for Changes

$680.00

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Emerald Moth Cut Out 1

Jim Holyoak

Emerald Moth Cut Out 1

$440.00

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