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Sponsor: Edmond Visual Arts Commission partnered with Block 1 Partners, LLC
Kristopher Kanaly is an artist and muralist from Oklahoma City. With an extensive family history in the arts hailing back to his great grandfather’s Colonial Art Gallery established in 1919, Kanaly grew up in a family of artists, art collectors, art dealers and graphic design with a heavy focus on street art in his early years. Kanaly’s work has received popularity through multiple awards, publications and books, and is regularly licensed by national retailers like Vans and Warby Parker. His artwork is frequently on exhibit with various regional galleries, as well as numerous outdoor murals and street art application across the U.S. and Canada. In 2015, he was inducted into the Google Cultural Institute for his public art contributions to the state of Oklahoma. Kanaly founded the Oklahoma Mural Syndicate in 2017, a nonprofit dedicated to advocating, curating and funding public art, and is the lead curator for the Plaza Walls mural project, Oklahoma City’s premier outdoor gallery.
Kanaly’s work can be classified as ultra-flat abstractions of landscapes with otherworldly themes. Utilizing high contrasting colors and collaging together simple shapes to create worlds that appear to be ready to step into and digital.
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2019