'I'm impressed that no one's thrown up yet': Crash Gallery artists paint upside-down
The artists battle gravityas they paint audience portraits upside down, with the light-headed winners facing off in a futuristic digital graffiti wall challenge.
For Tori Swanson, drawing a nude portrait promotes liberation and healthy body image
Tori Swanson's primary focus is on nude commission portraits with charcoal, or as she puts it: "I see a lot of naked people on the regular."
Arlana Green uses her art to help people 'come together in a positive and loving way'
Arlana connected to art as a child: "I was really shy as a child, and I found art was a really good way to express myself without having to speak."
When Jace Kim moved to Canada as a teenager, art helped him overcome the language barrier
See him compete on Crash Gallery
This week, Crash Gallery artists have to paint underwater with a mask and a snorkel on — good luck!
With time ticking down, the artists somehow have to paint something to win in a tank of water.
Carling Jackson is an artist so she can 'paint the change I wish to see in the world'
Vancouver painter Carling Jackson uses her hyper-realistic portraiture style to try to explore themes of systemic oppression and marginalization.
Allan André's first taste of success? When he sold a painting to his fifth grade art teacher
Canada's reigning "Best Speed Painter" is a formidable opponent on Crash Gallery.
Julia Monk has a message for small-town artists going against the grain
Born in Belle River, Ontario, Vancouver-based artist Julia Monk encountered "a lot of naysayers" on her way to becoming an artist.
The Crash Gallery guide to getting into art
Get off the couch and into the gallery! If you want to learn more about art, follow these six easy tips from the show's team of experts.
Watch the Crash Gallery season premiere — Roadtrip Triptych
The artists tackle a tough triptych challenge, with the winners switching gears to make their mark on the metal canvas of an old sedan.
Crash Gallery artist Jarett Sitter draws 'misunderstood monsters'
Calgary illustrator and animated Jarett Sitter's work explores themes of the misunderstood monster, exploration and nature.
If you think Crash Gallery is crazy to watch, just imagine hosting it
Crash Gallery host Sean O'Neill shares some of the highlights from Season 2. The show returns to CBC this Sunday, Feb. 5.
Brighten a moment with Norma Andreu's cute Frida Kahlo-inspired dolls and illustrations
Born in Mexico City, Montreal-based artist Norma Andreu draws and knits to portray the beauty of simple things.
Crash Gallery artist Shane Molina was put in detention for drawing as a kid. He sure showed them
Langley, B.C. digital artist and painter Shane Molina moved to Canada from Hawaii and infused his work with its influence.
This Crash Gallery judge knows what it's like to make art for a live audience — but not underwater
When it comes to creating art for a live audience, Syrus Marcus Ware has been there — although never under circumstances quite as intense as Crash Gallery's.
How this Crash Gallery judge went from engineering to art to TV
Get to know Vancouver's Paul de Guzman, one of the art experts coming to Season 2 of Crash Gallery. The new season premieres Sunday, Feb. 5 on CBC Television.
She's one of Crash Gallery's new art experts, but would she compete on the show herself?
Crash Gallery is getting a new panel of art experts for Season 2. Meet performance artist Bridget Moser.
Crash Gallery returns February 5 with a new season of thrilling art clashes
Hosted by the AGO's Sean O'Neill, Crash Gallery pushes artists out of their comfort zones and to their creative limits.
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It’s loud, it’s messy, it’s chaotic, it’s...Crash Gallery.
Ep. 5: Flipped portraits and puzzle pieces
A painter, a cake artist and an illustrator create their own comic strip employing different artistic mediums for each picture-block.
From CF-18 cockpit to Crash Gallery: a Q&A with artist Michael Markowsky
Crash Gallery's high-energy first season comes to a close this Friday, with a season finale that features a twist on the comic strip that we're pretty sure you've never seen anywhere else before. It also features Michael Markowsky
Michael Markowsky is the first war artist to draw from the cockpit of a CF-18 Hornet
Michael Markowsky has been living as a successful painter for the past 13 years. Creating semi-abstract artwork, Michael likes to incorporate an element of movement in his craft and typically makes his paintings while riding inside or on top of moving cars, buses, boats, trains and airplanes. One highlight for this 38-year-old came in 2013 when he became the first person ever to create art while flying at super-sonic speeds in a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jet Plane. Michael loves projects that involve interacting with the public—for one project he attempted to draw a portrait of every person living in the small Yukon town of Dawson City in just under two months. His work has been shown in galleries and museums in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Vancouver and Baghdad. The kind of daring artist who sets over-the-top goals for himself and always achieves them, Michael is a competitor that’s hard to beat. Catch him in episode 5 of Crash Gallery on Friday, Oct. 30!
Candice Roach elevates cake decorating to an edible art form
Candice Roach is a successful cake artist who has been fronting her own company “Love Your Cake” since 2008. Her in-demand artistry has caught the attention of Vancouver’s elite, with clients such as the Vancouver Canucks and the Real Housewives of Vancouver. A craftswoman in every sense of the word, 32-year-old Candice believes that being a cake artist is what she was born to be. Practiced in painting, drawing and sculpting, Candice is finishing her degree at Emily Carr University. She remains loyal, however, to her first love, edible art. Expressive and energetic, Candice loves being pushed outside of her comfort zone and thrives when working with unconventional materials. Catch her in episode 5 of Crash Gallery on Friday, Oct. 30!
Meet Jenn Brisson: animator and mixed media painter by day, hula hooper by night
38-year-old painter and animator Jenn Brisson has worked around the world as an Art Director and Supervisor on kids’ TV shows and films and has been published in kids’ novels and comics. Her childhood, in fact, is her main source of inspiration and she loves using bright, lively colours and unlikely textures to create her trademark style. Broken skateboards and recycled drum parts are ideal canvasses for Jenn; her whimsical illustrations offering the junk a second life. When she isn’t making art, she is performing tribal fusion belly dance, performing in a fire troupe, stilt walking, playing with her pets (two tarantulas and a ball python) and collecting dead-bugs. Bringing equal parts strange and saccharine to the competition, Jenn’s art is sure to make a statement. Catch her in episode 5 of Crash Gallery on Friday, Oct. 30!