Ethiopian-born, France-educated and now celebrated Vancouver-based artist, Yared Nigussu is gaining more recognition in Canada and internationally.
Yared studied at the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design and graduated in Art and Education with major in painting in 2005. He was awarded a scholarship in Northern France where he taught art and was involved in many exhibitions.
Yared holds the title of being the first ever Art Battle National Champion after dominating in both the Vancouver Finals and Toronto Championship in 2012. The artist won this title three times in a row having become a champion of the years 2013 and 2014.
Dense and lushly painted, Yared Nigussu’s expressive gestures capture the complexity of the bustling city life, the majestic presence of wild animals, and the tempestuousness of the ocean. In a cool-jewel toned colour palette, Nigussu conveys the sense of movement through a painterly approach that visually evokes energy.
Yared’s work has been exhibited in France, Austria and Canada, and is now widely collected internationally.
Yared's work has been exhibited in France, Austria and Canada, and is now widely collected internationally.
2015 SAGA AWARD OF SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE AND GREAT EXCELLENCE.
2015 BIKILA PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
2011 RECIPIANT OF SOART ARTIST RESIDENCY AUSTRIA.
ART BATTLE CANADA NATIONAL CHAMPION WINNER OF 2012
ART BATTLE CANADA NATIONAL CHAMPION WINNER OF 2013
ART BATTLE CANADA CHAMPION WINNER OF 2014
NATIONAL TELEVISION APPEARANCE
Viens voir ici! (TVA, Quebec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqSTUiTirpk
May, Solo show at Kurbatoff gallery.
August, Urban in Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
May, Couch* Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
Nov, Hashtag# Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
May, Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
February, Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
July-August, Soart, Millstättersee, Austria
May, Raw Canvas ,Vancouver, BC, Canada
May, Raw Canvas, Vancouver, BC, Canada June, Performance Works, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada
September, Hayden Beck Gallery, Whistler, BC, Canada
September, Raw Canvas, Vancouver, BC, Canada
November, Lisa Birds' Art Collective, Vienna, Austria
Jan-Feb, La Caravelle, Saint-Malo, France
April, Group show, Saint-Nazaire, France
May-June, Casino Barrière, Saint-Malo, France
September, Forum des arts, Saint-Malo, France
May, Salon d'art Remp'art et Chevalets, Saint-Malo, France
2013: Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza, Spain
2011: Soart, Millstättersee, Austria
2010: Lisabirds Art Collective, Vienna, Austria
2009: Raw Canvas Art+Social, Vancouver, Canada
SOart/Soravia Group, Austria
Lisabirds Art Collective, Vienna, Austria
Craig Olejnik Art Collection, Toronto, ON, Canada
Raw Canvas Art+Social, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
2014: Burnaby Hospital foundation
2013: BC Oral Cancer, BC Cancer foundation, Nokia
2012: Run for Life, Art for Life
2011: Partners for East Africa, Art for Life, Aids Vancouver
2010: Aids Vancouver
2009: Fundraising for Haiti Victims