This holiday season, Kingsway is proud to present CHROMA YEG, an interactive art installation that will be taking over the centre throughout the holiday season.
CHROMA YEG will feature original, interactive art installations at four locations throughout the centre, in addition to the murals already located on the upper level: Centre Court, Unit 163 by La Vie en Rose, a redesigned Santa Set, and a mural in our holiday market in COMMUNITY.
Meet the Artists
Tyler Lemermeyer is an illustrator and artist living and working in Calgary Alberta. He has received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the school formally known as ACAD well as a Diploma in Digital Design from Vancouver Film School. Lemermeyer primarily works as an illustrator/designer creating work for a variety of different clients. When working on his own artistic practice he creates compositions using a minimal colour palette which document urban environments, people, and objects, drawing inspirations from the world that surrounds him. Though the majority of Lemermeyer’s work is created digitally, his preferred medium is a sketchbook and ink because it allows him to be able to create work virtually anywhere. He also enjoys the speed and simplicity of making artwork with minimal materials. Lemermeyer’s style is continually evolving where he is looking to find balance between abstraction and realism. He loves working large-scale and in the public sphere and hopes to have the opportunity to create more public art in the future.
You can see more of his work on his website
lemermeyer.com and on Instagram @lemermeyer_.
Michelle Hoogveld is a Canadian painter and muralist, working with private collectors, designers, and in public spaces internationally. Known primarily for her vibrant use of colour, Michelle’s work is inspired by who we are as people, the places we encounter and the connections we form with others. Featuring compositions of geometric, figurative and abstracted elements, Michelle’s work continues to explore human emotion and its relationship to our surroundings. With experience working in Canada, the United States, Peru, Mexico, Germany, Portugal and England, Michelle is rapidly making her mark incorporating visual art into urban spaces. Her portfolio includes Lululemon, The City of Calgary, the CMLC, Barry’s Bootcamp, PARK (CHROMA YYC and CHROMA YEG), The Calgary Stampede Dream Home, and several commissions both locally and abroad. Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication and Design with distinction from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida and her Bachelors of Education specializing in Art from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
www.michellehoogveld.com Instagram: @michellehoogveld
RHYS DOUGLAS FARRELL
Rhys Douglas Farrell is an emerging artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction (major in Painting & Drawing) from the Alberta University of the Arts in the spring of 2016. Farrell is the recipient of several painting scholarship from AUArts where he was also the Representative for the Painting Department.
He was signed with the Herringer Kiss Gallery when still a student and his first solo show was named by Canadian Art Magazine as a “Must See”. He was then featured in a 7 page spread in Branded Magazine in the summer 2016. Farrell has completed a number of public art projects with the Telus Spark Science Center, Beltline Urban Mural Project, the City of Calgary and a number of private commissions. His work has been aggressively collected by private and corporate collections alike and he recently completed three international residencies with Pinea & Linea De Costa A.I.R program in Spain, Graniti Murales in Sicily and the TARP Program in Kuala Lumpur with Taksu Gallery.
Follow his Instagram at @itsxyz to view more of his work.
Hayley Wright is a freelance figurative oil painter and skate-deck designer, currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. She runs Paper + Ink, and is also captain of The Skateboard Collective, creating custom skateboards and longboards. Most days, you can find her covered in coffee, glitter, spray paint and sawdust.
Fresh out of art school and armed with a diploma in Fashion Marketing, she began creating fine art illustrations, combining unusual materials to craft striking compositions. Hayley became known for her juxtapositions of light vs. dark, ethereal vs. somber. In summer of 2016, she had the idea to take her artwork off gallery walls, and bring it into the 3-D world by putting her artwork on skateboards for the first time. The Skateboard Collective was born overnight, and she’s been creating ever since.
Hayley’s work has been featured on CTV and Global News; CBC Radio; the Edmonton Journal (twice!) and FLARE Magazine. She has also been fortunate to work with many local businesses, as well as larger companies, such as FIDO, VICE Media, SONY Music, Urban Decay, and La Maison Simons.
For more of her work, please visit www.paperinkart.com or follow @paperinkart on Instagram.
We can’t wait to see all the holiday-inspired photos on your social media feeds! Make sure you tag us in your photos @kingswaymall so we can see the creative ways you interact with the CHROMA displays.