About Me

Kenny Tran is an artist, animator, and illustrator whose practice includes the exploration of intersections in and between traditional and digital media to create tangible relationships. The ability to work within various practices and approaches is central to facilitating an open space of interpretation between both the viewer and creation. His inspiration comes from film culture, social presences, and fellow peers, enabling him to be constantly exposed to new ideas and growth that engage with his creative practice.

Born and grew up in North York, Ontario, he is currently attending OCAD University for his BFA majoring in Drawing & Painting with a specialization in Digital Painting and Expanded Animation. Currently focused on developing and improving his creative voice, he aspires to share his talents as a creative director in the film industry.


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

2017    People and Trees, light 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    Open Hall, Handlebar, organized by the OCAD INTM Department. Toronto, Ontario.

SelectedPublications

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

2018    Onsite Gallery Monitor

2017    Artist Assistant, Sarvenaz Rayati.

2016    Art Guide, Nuit Blanche 2016

2016    Artist Assistant, Phillip Beesley Architect Inc.


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