who we are

Yared Nigussu grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He graduated in 2005 from the Addis Ababa University of Fine Arts and Design. He earned a degree in Art and Education, with a major in painting. He was then awarded a scholarship to France, where he studied art and French language. Yared's career was established when he began exhibiting his work in France and Austria.

 

Early in his artistic life, Yared Nigussu was deeply influenced by the life and work of Italian painter, Amedeo Modigliano, who wrote "When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes." Today, almost 100 years after Modigliani's death, Yared garners much of his inspiration from faces. Yared states that, "eyes can hide a lot of stories, and that is an infinite source of inspiration from me."

 

Fusing undisguised brushstrokes with mixed media, rendered in a bright, opulent palette, Yared Nigussu's paintings are provocative and convey a narrative much deeper than the mere appearance of the subject. Paint drippings and densely laden dashes of vivid colour, juxtaposed with contrasting imagery and hues, create a deeply sensorial experience for the viewer. Captivated by the layers in his portraits, one can almost hear the soft breath of the subject.

 

After moving to Canada in 2009, Yared Nigussu was inspired by the energy, light and urban perspective of his new home city - "Vancouver". Yared has won Canada's National Art Battle live competition for three years in a row from 2011 to 2014. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Sage Award of Social Acceptance and Great Excellence, and the 2015 Bikila Professional Excellence Award.

Yared Nigussu's work is now displayed and collected internationally. He launched his very own gallery called the 'ART LAB - STUDIO' in 2018, a creative hub to promote Art and Culture in Vancouver.

our team

Yared Nigussu

 

Founder & Artist

info@yarednigussu.com


Anurag Sharma

 

Assistant

+1 236.688.2164

anurag@yarednigussu.com

Zoya Wang

 

Relations Manager

+1 778.881.2981

zoya@yarednigussu.com


Our clients

Charitable Collaborations

OUR EXHIBITIONS

2018
Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Stephen Lowe Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2017
Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Stephen Lowe Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2016
Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015
*Couch Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada

2014
#Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2013
Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2012
Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Soart, Millstättersee, Austria

2011
Raw Canvas, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010
Raw Canvas, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Performance Works, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hayden Beck Gallery, Whistler, BC, Canada
Lisa Birds' Art Collective, Vienna, Austria

2009
La Caravelle, Saint-Malo, France
Group show, Saint-Nazaire, France
Casino Barrière, Saint-Malo, France

2008
Forum des Arts, Saint-Malo, France
Salon Remp'Art et Chevalets, Saint-Malo, France

WORK @ GALLERIES

 STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY - CALGARY, AB
#251-255 5 AVE SW
CALGARY, AB,  T2P 3G6
Telephone: +1 403.261.1602
info@stephenlowegallery.com
 
THE AVENUE GALLERY - VICTORIA, BC
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, BC, V8R 1G3
Telephone: +1 250.598.2118
info@theavenuegallery.com
 
ART BATTLE CANADA - TORONTO
info@artbattle.com
 
HOTEL MiM ES VIVÉ, IBIZA


SoART, AUSTRIA


SoArt, Millstättersee


ART RESIDENCY

  • 2013: Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza, Spain
  • 2011: Soart, Millstättersee, Austria
  • 2010: Lisabirds Art Collective, Vienna, Austria
  • 2009: Raw Canvas Art+Social, Vancouver, Canada

CHARITY WORK

  • Burnaby Hospital Foundation
  • BC Oral Cancer, BC Cancer foundation
  • Run for Life, Art for Life
  • Partners for East Africa, Art for Life, Aids Vancouver
  • Aids Vancouver
  • CNIS
  • Fundraising for Haiti Victims

COLLECTIONS

  • SoArt/Soravia Group, Austria
  • Craig Olejnik Art Collection, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Raw Canvas Art+Social, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia