Prairie Fire Magazine at National Magazine Awards
Janine Tschuncky, Press Release, May 2, 2013
Sarasvàti Productions presents Jail Baby - World Premiere
May. 16, 2013 - May. 25, 2013
West End Cultural Centre May Concert Series
May. 03, 2013 - May. 09, 2013 - May. 11, 2013 - May. 17, 2013 - May. 20, 2013 - May. 23, 2013
The Rosamunde Summer Music Academy
App Deadline: 20 / 05 / 2013
On Screen Manitoba
App Deadline: 22 / 05 / 2013
Justin Currie is a hybrid artist/graphic designer, wielding a self-invented style of illustration he calls "Shattered Vector Painting."
Justin Currie grew up on a farm outside of La Riviere, Manitoba with four sisters, one brother, a dog and a small army of cats. While in the 2nd grade, the farm's TV antenna was blown over in a storm, and from then on the Curries were left to grow up bereft of television.
High school's primary focus for Justin was how many doodles he could fit onto assignment sheets - which paid off upon graduation when Justin moved to Winnipeg to begin Red River's Graphic Design course. Justin graduated from Red River's Advanced Diploma course in 2007 and immediately started working at a local design firm as a Print, Web, and Flash Designer.
Not long into his design career, Justin switched gears to primarily illustration, and began a new job as a full-time concept artist at Winnipeg's Complex Games.
In the last 2 years, Justin has began operating under the handle "Chasing Artwork" (because your next piece is always your best). He has traveled to dozens of cities all over North America, attending Comic Cons, selling his work, meeting the odd celebrity here and there, expanding his audience and gaining more and more freelance illustration work, varying from children's books, to birthday superhero portraits, to album covers. He even completed a movie poster for a production company in India a couple months back.
Justin has published 2 children's books in the last year, and is days away from self-publishing his first 60 page artbook, containing his full journey as a professional artist, how his particular style is achieved, and of course, a ton of his artwork.
Recently, Justin has begun live performances of his work- bringing his computer to venues, attaching it to a projector, and performing a fully rendered painting from start to finish (usually accompanied by a live band). He has completed 4 of these shows in the last 6 months, and is eager to try more.
Justin is still busy at Complex Games and preparing for another wave of Comic Con trips. Justin will be taking his dad to New York in October to help him showcase in the 2012 New York Comic Convention, and then plans to have multiple tables at Winnipeg’s C4 Comic Con, promoting his works and skills locally.
Justin plans on attending Comic Cons as far as Europe and Australia to sell his work in the years to come.
Justin's work can be viewed on the following sites and he manages to put up a new work about every 2 weeks:
... and he still doesn't have any TV.