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Tommy Truong

Email: tommy_truong@hotmail.com

b.1988, Toronto, Ont.

 

SCREENINGS & FESTIVALS

2020 Animation Workshop – “Skatrix”, DesignTO, Toronto

2019 Regent Park Film Festival Director’s Spotlight – Official Selection, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ont.

2019 Rendezvous with Madness Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

2019 Moving Pictures at An Exhibition, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

2019 Artists’ Health Alliance, OCAD University, Toronto

2018 Rules: From Safety Precautions, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto – Film Editor

2018 TAIS’ Fan Fiction Anijam, The Royal Cinema, Toronto

2017 Long Winter Arts Festival, Tranzac, Toronto

2017 Bunker 2 – Fundraiser, Tough Guy Mountain’s Brandscape, Toronto

2017 Augmented Cinema V, The Royal Cinema, Toronto

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020 Precarious Joy, Northern Contemporary, Toronto, Ont. – Postponed due to COVID-19

2017 NO-STO, Daniel Spectrum, Toronto, Ont.

2017 VPN to IRL(Images Festival Off-site exhibition), Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto

2017 102nd Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, Ont.

2016 Emerging Digital Artist Award, Artscape Sandbox, Toronto, Ont.

2015 Polypackets, OCAD U Great Hall Exhibition, Toronto, Ont.

2015 Baroque-N-Link, OCAD University, Toronto, Ont.

 

RESIDENCIES

2018 – 2019 Artists’ Health Alliance, Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto

2017 Summer Student Residency, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

 

CURATORIAL PRACTICE & JURY PARTICIPATION

2018 Curator, Preservation and Permanence, InterAccess, Toronto

2017 Juror, OCADU Great Hall Student Exhibition, Toronto

 

AWARDS & COMPETITIONS

2017 Career Launcher Fund, OCAD University, Toronto

2016 Emerging Digital Artist Award, Toronto – Finalist

2016 TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival), Toronto – Shortlisted

2016 Magnotta Winery Art Competition, Magnotta Winery, Vaughan – Finalist

2016 AkimboTV, Monthly Short Video Festival Winner

2014 – 2015 Integrated Media Project 31 Scholarship, OCAD University, Toronto

 

WORKSHOP FACILITATING

2020 Bright Lights CampStop Motion Animation, University of Toronto Schools, TAIS & FireFly Foundation, Toronto  – Cancelled due to COVID-19

2019 Animation Workshop Series– “Skatrix”, DesignTO, Toronto

2019 Bright Lights CampStop Motion Animation, University of Toronto Schools, TAIS & FireFly Foundation, Toronto

2019 Youth Video Production Workshop Bootcamp, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

2019 Adobe After Effects Composting/Editing Workshop, Toronto Public Library, Digital Innovation Hubs, Toronto

2019 Introduction to Adobe After Effects, Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto

2019 Adobe After Effects Workshop, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

2018 Adobe After Effects Composting/Editing Workshop, Toronto Public Library, Digital Innovation Hubs, Toronto

2018 Adobe After Effects Workshop, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

 

COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

2019 360 Animation – A Story Anchored in Ancestry, Northern VR, Toronto

2017 Virtual Reality artwork, Gallery’s VR App Gallery (V/Art Projects), Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Ont.

 

ARTIST TALKS & PANELS

2020 “Long Winter Info Session”, Info Session | Submission Workshop, speaker, Centre for Emerging Artist and Designers – OCAD U, Toronto

2019 “Storytelling in New Media”, Intersections: New Media Blitz Talks, speaker, Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto, Nov 8.

2019 Anxiety in the Art World, panelist, InterAccess, Toronto, Jun 21.

2019 Artist Health Alliance, panelist Q&A, OCAD University, Toronto, Mar 21.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2019 – Present Treasurer, Board of Directors, Trinity Square Video, Toronto. Ont.

2019 – Present Workshop and Studio Support Technician, TAIS, Toronto

2019 – Present Technical Director, Animation Project Management, Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra & OCAD University

2018 – 2019 Technical Director, Animation Project Management, Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra & OCAD University

2013 – 2018 Free-lance Illustrator, Horse Canada Publication, Aurora, Ont.

2018 Art Installation Assistant, Jessie Sheng – Cloud 9 Aisle 5, Nuit Blanche 2018

2017  Gallery Programming Assistant, Trinity Square Video – Internship

2016 Art Installation Assistant, Luzinterruptus Collective – Traffic vs. Literature, Nuit Blanche 2016

2015 Visual Resources and Special Collections Monitor, OCAD University

 

EDUCATION

2013 – 2017 OCAD University, BFA (High Distinction), Toronto, Ont., Canada

2007 – 2009 Centennial College, Diploma in General Business,Toronto, Ont., Canada

 

MEDIA

2018 Hamilton, Katherine. ““Preservation and Permanence;” Digital Contemporary Anxiety.” Squarespace November 14, 2018. Web. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d0c1af2f8a8a5000103bb10/t/5d0dc0196d532e00018a383b/1561182234055/Preservation+and+Permanence+Shortform+Review.pdf

2017 Dick, Terence. “VPN to IRL & Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh at Xpace.” Akimblog April 12, 2017. Web.

2017  Whyte, Murray. “V/Art Projects brings the virtual reality to wherever you are.” Toronto Star December 6, 2017. Web & Print.  https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/12/06/vart-projects-brings-the-virtual-reality-to-wherever-you-are.html

2017 Pham, Tak. Data Library, Xpace Main Space Exhibition Essay. 1-8. April 2017. http://www.xpace.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Main-space_VPN_IRL.pdf

2017 Smith, Margaux. “The Artist Project 1: VPN to IRL.” Digital Tattoo University of British Columbia, June 8, 2017. https://digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/2017/06/08/the-artist-project-1-vpn-to-irl/