Gary Taxali, ‘Safety Johnson!’, 2009, Jonathan LeVine Projects

About Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali is considered one of the preeminent contemporary illustrators, having worked with popular media outlets and publications including Rolling Stone, GQ, Newsweek, The New York Times, and MTV; in 2012, the Canadian government minted quarters with six of Taxali’s designs. Taxali also makes mixed-media paper works and paintings using repurposed materials in a style inspired by a combination of vintage comics and advertising—an aesthetic he calls “wacky.” He also employs humor and easily relatable imagery to create narratives on more solemn themes, or what he describes as his “preoccupation of constant paradoxes such as human relationships, love, isolation […] economic despair and frustration.” Taxali often features recurring characters in his illustrations, including a toy monkey whom he considers a guide through much of his work.

Indian-Canadian, b. 1968, Chandigarh, India, based in Toronto, Canada

Solo Shows on Artsy

Gary Taxali - Hotel There, Jonathan LeVine Projects, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Welcome to New Jersey, Jonathan LeVine Projects, Jersey City
A Conversation With Friends, Jonathan LeVine Projects, New York
Cluster: A Group Show of Groupings, Jonathan LeVine Projects, New York
Oh, The Places We Have Been: Rediscovering the Past, Jonathan LeVine Projects, New York