About Me

Hey there!

Born and grown up in the quiet outskirts of North York, Ontario, Kenny is an animator, illustrator, and artist whose practice utilizes traditional and digital mediums to create evocative settings imbued with narrative qualities. Currently focusing on independent animation, his projects explore genres of adventure and mystery through central themes of coming-of-age, beauty of nature, innate curiosity, and the occasional diaspora. Whether he is creating concepts of lush environmental scenes, to tirelessly animating wonky forms and movements, or even rendering out a billion png sequences, Kenny is interested in the ways his work is able to present unique long-lasting narratives.

Currently attending OCAD University for his BFA majoring in Drawing & Painting with a specialization in Digital Painting and Expanded Animation, he focused on refining and growing his creative voice to exhibit in OCAD University's 104th Annual Graduate Exhibition (GradEx). Kenny has screened his work numerous times within the OCADU community, and has had an opportunity to screen a collaborative promotional video for the Air Jordan Store in 2018.


Skills

    Digital

  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Digital Painting
  • Character Animation
  • Compositing/Video Editing
  • VFX (Visual Effects)
  • Computer Literate
  • Photography
  • Basic C++ and HTML programming language

    Traditional

  • Acrylic, oil, watercolour, gouache paint
  • Figurative/life drawing
  • Fine Art
  • Illustration
  • Ink
  • Basic woodworking

Software/Programs

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Flash CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Indesign CC
  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Premier Pro CC
  • Blender
  • Cinema 4D
  • Corel Painter Essentials 5
  • Dragonframe
  • Houdini FX
  • Microsoft Office
  • Storyboarder

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2019    OCAD University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting.

              - with Digital Painting and Expanded Animation specialization.

2015    Georges Vanier Secondary School, Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Selected Exhibitions

2018    C.H.U.D (Cannibalistic Humanoid UndergroundDwellers), OCAD University Advanced Studio Fall 2018 Exhibition. Toronto,Ontario.

2018    People and Trees, sculpture installation at Dentonia Park. Toronto, Ontario.

2017    People and Trees, sculpture installation at Dentonia Park. Toronto, Ontario.

2017    Dirty Talk_Art Show 008, The Round Venue. Toronto, Ontario.

2016    Celebration of First Year, OCAD University, juried by the OCAD University Faculty of Art. Toronto, Ontario.

Selected Screenings

2018    Air Jordan 1 of One Studio Promotional Video, Air Jordan Store. Toronto, Ontario.

2018    Open Hall, Handlebar, organized by the OCAD INTM Department. Toronto, Ontario.

Selected Publications

2018    Stuck!, Nano Publishing. Toronto,Ontario.

2018    In · land,Nest Editorial, issue one. Toronto, Ontario.

2018    TR130 Spring Journal, The TrinityReview. Toronto, Ontario.

Curations

2018    Notes from the Wind, OCAD University Learning Zone, curated alongside Emily Zou. Toronto, Ontario.

Achievements

2015    Project 31 Entrance Scholarship recipient.

              - given to the top applicants on the basis of academic merit.

Experience

2016 - Present     Drawing and Painting Studio and Digital Lab Monitor

2019    Drawing and Painting Fundraising and Catalogue Committee

2018    Onsite Gallery Monitor

2017    Artist Assistant, Sarvenaz Rayati.

2016    Art Guide, Nuit Blanche 2016

2016    Artist Assistant, Phillip Beesley Architect Inc.


Contact

kennywtran@hotmail.com

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