Born and grown up in the quiet outskirts of North York, Ontario, Kenny Tran is an animator, illustrator, and visual artist whose practice explores the relationship between digital and traditional mediums to create evocative settings with tangible narratives. His projects explore themes such as coming-of-age, beauty of nature, innate curiosity, and the occasional diaspora. He has recently screened his work at the Living Arts Centre in collaboration with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra alongside a live performance of Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition, and has had the opportunity to collaborate with a creative team to produce a promotional video for the Air Jordan of One Studio workshop in the Air Jordan store. Whether he is creating concepts of lush environmental scenes, to tirelessly animating wonky forms and movements, or even rendering out a billion image sequences, Kenny is interested in the ways his work is able to take on unexpected shapes and forms.
Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation
Major Completed, 2019