Fine artist and illustrator

“The Art of Whimsy”, the Canadian Art Reel World Film Festival in March, 2015  produced by Projector Films and directed by Kyriakos Alexopoulos and Ryan Walker.

"Sorry Puck", mixed media
"The Slide" Bronze, 2017, The National Pastime Museum, Pasadena, California
"No", 2018, Library of Congress Permanent Collection
"Hamburger Special", mixed media
"Happiness With A Caveat" Book, 2017
"Friends of Friends" Wine Label, 2nd Place, International Package Design Awards, The Dieline Awards, 2017

Gary Taxali is a fine artist known for his retro vintage pop art style rooted in an award winning illustration background.  Gary slickly re-imagines pop art with a nostalgic feel and modern sensibility.  Gary uses a variety of techniques including silk screening, drawing, ink and other mixed media.  He often utilizes found objects and naturally aged, distressed surfaces as his canvas.  

The Studio

Gary Taxali

Artist & Illustrator

Gary has exhibited in many galleries and museums throughout North Ameria and Europe including The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), MondoPOP Gallery (Sydney), The Antonio Colombo Gallery (Milan), Steve Lazarides/The Outsiders (London, UK), Matthew Namour Gallery (Montreal, Canada), Wanrooij Gallery (Amsterdam) and The Andy Warhol Museum.  

Gary has worked for clients including Sony, Warner Brothers, Converse, Nintento, Time, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, GQ, Esquire, LA Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others.  He has been featured and interviewed in the CBC National, Maclean’s, Fashion Television, MuchMusic, the National Post, the Globe and Mail and many others.  A short film on his art entitled “Gary Taxali:  The Art of Whimsy) premiered at the Canadian Art Film Festival in March 2015.  

Gary has also  collaborated with various brands and integrated his art in various mediums including releasing collectible designer toys,  writing and illustrating a children’s book titled “This Is Silly!” published by Scholastic and created artist-designed silk pocket squares for Canada’s major men’s retailer, Harry Rosen, is the Toronto artist for Gap Inc. headquarters for Old Navy amongst his many projects.  Gary created the cover art and inside illustrations for Aimee Mann’s album @#%&*! Smilers, which earned a 2009 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Art Package. Gary designed six celebration coins for the Royal Canadian Mint in 2012.  He was also a member of the Stamp Advisory Committee for Canada Post.  

Clients

Editorial

  • New York Times
  • The New Yorker
  • Rolling Stone
  • GQ
  • LA Times
  • Time Magazine

Awards

  • American Illustration
  • Society of Illustrators, Gold Medal
  • Communication Arts
  • Grammy, 2009 Nomination (Best Art Package)
  • Cannes Lion Nomination

Ad Agencies & Clients

  • Leo Barnett
  • Taxi
  • Young & Rubicom
  • Converse
  • Nike
  • Scholastic

Products & Merchandise

  • Harry Rosen pocket squares
  • Royal Canadian Mint coins
  • Chapters Indigo Wooden Toys
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Friends of Friends Wine
  • Bonny Doon Wine Labels
  • Old Navy
  • Hobbs & Kent Cufflinks
  • Textile Museum Fabric Design

Contact.

  • +416 651 3737
  • studio@ garytaxali.com
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada