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TEDMED Portraits

As a member of RISD’s Illustration Department faculty, I have recently participated in a large-scale collaborative illustration project for the TEDMED 2013 Conferences, art directing and creating illustrations for publication on the conferences’ printed book programs, banners, and various other types of display at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In addition to the exciting challenge of creating artwork in a wide variety of media, it was a joy to research and learn about the accomplishments of the conferences’ diverse speakers, whose dedication is an inspiration to creative individuals, and with whom we as visual artists share a common curiosity.

The illustration making aspects of the project were led by department head Robert Brinkerhoff and involved fellow team leaders Fred Lynch, Mary Jane Begin and Kelly Murphy.

The Portraits

Economist and Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter is an authority in competitive strategy, applied to economic development, industry, ecology and health care. Unlike specialists who study these various elements in isolation, Mr Porter’s research is holistic, analyzing these components as parts of a unified system. I depicted Mr Porter in front of a “war map” to illustrate his expertise as a strategist as well as the connections between all of his areas of study. On a symbolic level, the green color of the background represents health and is an allusion to a non-profit organization founded by Mr Porter, ICHOM, while the color of his tie (mauve) is a nod to the Harvard Business School.

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Andrew Solomon is an award-winning writer on politics, psychology, society and arts, who has contributed to publications such as the New York Times, New Yorker and many more. Mr Solomon’s latest book is Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, which tells the stories of families dealing with exceptional parent-child circumstances, often perceived as handicaps or obstacles: children with autism, dwarfism, prodigies, criminality and more. After extensive reading of Mr Porter’s writings, I chose to illustrate his message that this diversity in identities is what unites us, by drawing the author in front of a chain of paper people, which paradoxically vary in sizes and shape, in a surreal manner.

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Nota bene: Mr Solomon’s portrait’s colour scheme was altered for the printed materials, for the sake of stylistic consistency with other works in the exhibit.

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Illustrations displayed as banners. Ashley Atkinson’s portait was created by Kelly Murphy.

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The theme for the 2013 Conferences is “Unexpected Connections,” and artists sought to work in a variety of styles and media to portray this diversity. I led a team of 4 students to create 2 portraits of speakers each. Below, illustrations by the talented Ellen Alsop, Yoora Chae, Suzanne Geary and Alison Rutsch.

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This project was additionally a wonderful opportunity to work with Alexander Isley Inc., which was responsible for the creative direction of the conferences’ visual materials. Below, a photograph of a meeting with RISD teams, TEDMED and Alexander, as well as an overview of the 58 portraits of the conference speakers.

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Year of the Dragon at Gallery Nucleus

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My illustration “Year of the Dragon”, an award winner in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ annual competition, is exhibited and for sale, framed and signed, in the Illustration West 51 show at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA.

“VISIONS”, Opening Night

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Special thanks to Ron Hutt, Kaiju Studios and Kelly Murphy.

“VISIONS”, Solo Show at the University of Rhode Island

Antoine Revoy’s original drawings and prints will be exhibited at the University of Rhode Island in the solo show “VISIONS”.

Dates
October 1 – 31, 2012
12:00PM to 4:00PM, Monday through Saturday

Reception on October 11, 2:00PM to 4:30PM

Location
URI Art Gallery
Fine Arts Center
105 Upper College Road
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

Antoine Revoy in RISD ICONS

Antoine Revoy in RISD ICONS

I will be featured in RISD ICONS: A Legacy of Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, an exhibition held in conjunction with ICON7. I have chosen to exhibit “Follow The Yellow Brick Road“. The show opening will be on June 13th and the exhibit will run from June 12th to 25th, 2012.

Gold Award from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles

"The Lodge"

Kelly Murphy and I earned a Gold Award in the book category of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles‘s 50th annual competition, Illustration West 50, for our illustration “The Lodge”. Kelly Murphy also earned a Bronze Award for her illustration “The Princess and the Golden Fish” and an honourable mention for the cover of “The Unicorn’s Tale”.

An exhibit displaying the winning entries will be held at the Gallery Nucleus, where the awards will be announced and given to the winners on opening night of Illustration West 50, March 30th 2012 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

Society of Illustrators 2011 Book and Editorial exhibit opening reception

Kelly Murphy and I will be attending the Awards Presentation and Gala for ILLUSTRATORS 53: Book and Editorial Categories on Friday, February 4th, 2011 (starting at 6:00 P.M.). We are greatly looking forward to congregate with other artists on exhibit.

“The Lodge” selected by The Society of Illustrators

Antoine Revoy and Kelly Murphy‘s collaborative illustration “The Lodge” was selected by The Society of Illustrators during the course of its 53rd annual competition. The illustration will be featured in the society’s 53rd Annual Book and the original will be presented at the Book and Editorial Exhibit which will be held Museum of American Illustration in New York in 2011.


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Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibition (part 2)

I had the honour of meeting Matt Tavares, Christopher Bing and David Macaulay at yesterday’s Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibition, as well as the show’s curator Will Winslow. It was a privilege to make the acquaintance of these remarkable artists and to closely admire their original artwork.

An exceptional Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibition

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts will be exhibiting original artwork by renowned American children’s book author-illustrators from September 19th to October 24th, 2010. The featured award-winning illustrators are Christopher Bing, David Macaulay, Kelly Murphy, Matt Tavares and David Wiesner. Book signings and talks with the artists will be held on October 1st (Macaulay) and 2nd (Bing, Murphy and Tavares). Please visit the gallery’s event page for more information regarding the exhibition.