Christian Toth Art is a Canadian Maritimes based creative company directed by the Artist Christian Toth. Christian is the acting lead artist & project manager and has been actively producing a range of creative projects focused primarily on large scale visuals for twenty years.
Christian is responsible for developing new creative projects, managing existing relationships, project operations, working with artisans and contractors, overall creative direction, and creating himself. Experience includes working with government, small to large companies & corporations, individuals, non-profits, and teaching students of all ages privately and through schools.
“I believe the activity of creating art is the greatest form of human expression. At its essence, art in all of its forms is important because it has the ability to convey an individual's experience creating a connection with the collective's perspective- and vice versa. My artistic journey has evolved over the years - beginning naively, submerged in the world of street art, gradually expanding in scope and size into vastly different media. What I've realized in this process is that I enjoy the challenge of learning new methods of creating, what impact these processes have on developing my creative approach, and discovering new ways in order to convey expression. My passion for creating art has emanated from painting murals, to painting entire buildings - from creating impactful structures out of steel, to creating detailed sculptures out of bronze. This passion has taken me to where I am today, allowing me to cultivate a repertoire of skills ranging from drawing and painting, to furniture design and large-scale exterior installations.”
CREATIVE AREAS OF PRODUCTION & SERVICES
Breadth of experience creating & servicing includes the following areas;
1 - Sculpture - bronze, aluminum, +, larger than life to small
2 - Murals - large to small, whole buildings to room size
3 - Commercial design - no restrictions
4 - Paintings - all mediums & any style requirements
5 - Creative installations - no restrictions
6 - Custom furniture - metal work, wood, +
7 - Millwork - bars, custom signage, counter tops, +
8 - Art directing - Creative event projects both permanent & live, small to large
Discussing with you your creative needs is welcomed. If your interested in an existing piece of art or have any related inquires please don't hesitate to contact.
All projects & budgets small to large are welcome & entertained.
Look forward to hearing from you. Thank You,
City of Halifax, Town of Sackville New Brunswick, City of Toronto, Waterfront Development Halifax, Scotia Bank, Teeple Architects, Electronic Arts, Catalyst Engineering, GO Transit, Bell Aliant, Parks Canada Citadel, DDBC, DHBC, & 2 Crows Brewery, as examples.
SOLO GALLERY SHOWS
'Organisms' @ The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax 'Urban Animals' @ Lion & Bright Gallery, Halifax
'Spray'd' @ Dart Gallery, Dartmouth
‘Metamorphosis' @ Snowball Gallery, Toronto
ALPHABETICAL CLIENT LIST:
Archdiocese of Halifax
Bikram Yoga Halifax
Boom Capital Toronto
BLT Rails to Trails
Cross Fit Kinetics
D Art Gallery
DDBC Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
DHBC Downtown Halifax Business Commission
DPL Wireless - Moncton
Halifax Transportation & Public Works
IWK Health Centre
Lixar Technology - Ottawa
National Public Relations
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Parks Canada - Halifax Citadel
RNSIT International Tattoo
Ross Creek Centre For The Arts
Teeple Architects - Toronto
Town of Sackville New Brunswick
Town of Bedford
Urbancorp - Toronto
Waterfront Development Nova Scotia
2 Crows Brewing
357 Portland Real Estate Developments
ADDITIONAL ARTIST HISTORY & MILESTONES
Christian Toth Art features & collections include books, magazines, newspapers, galleries, websites, businesses, video games, clothing, music festivals, live art events, corporate collections, international auctions, and museums. Additional locations of extensive living & creative production include, Toronto Canada, Copenhagen Denmark, & Brazil.
For the last 10 years Christian has also been an Event Coordinator & Director of the City of Halifax’s annual 3 day Festival Hopscotch with an average of over 10,000 attendees across venue sites in Halifax & Dartmouth with a focus on large scale creative visuals, art, & murals. The demands of the role fluctuate throughout the year ranging from funding and sponsorship meetings, site procurement, and creative idea generation. Additional demands include logistical elements involved with bringing these large scale creations to life such as scheduling, permits, following health and safety guidelines, contract negotiations, and working closely with property owners, key stakeholders, and visual artists.
For a number of years Christian was heavily focused on filming documentaries with an emphasis on large scale visual art. He co-founded and grew a six person video production company and acting as the Producer created a number of films. Awards include best short documentary at the Denver Film Festival Festivus, as well as honorable mentions and best of awards at film festivals in Brooklyn, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Anchorage.
Creative projects have taken him throughout North & South America, Europe, China, South East Asia, and the Caribbean. During creative travels Christian also focuses extensively on his photography practice which has culminated in a variety of photography specific art shows and works ending up in private collections. Visit his website christiantoth.com to learn more.
Art teaching experience includes private & public schools grades primary to twelve, the IWK Children’s Hospital, week long programs at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, private classes, and workshops.
Christian is currently focused on the production of creative projects in his studio in Nova Scotia as well as selected creative client projects. His free time is spent with the majority of his immediate family whom reside in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes, friends, walking the dogs, and in the ocean surfing the endless infinite consciousness of the infinitely expanding creative universe.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
Pixel Gallery – Toronto, ON
Dalhousie University Art Gallery – Halifax, NS
AMPM – ‘Group13’ – Taipei, Taiwan
AGNS Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Ondaatje Courtyard – ‘Landid’ – Halifax, NS
Charlie’s – ‘Finding Asia’ – Toronto, ON
The Eye Level Gallery – Halifax, NS
MUSEUM & AUCTION FEATURES:
PEM – Peabody Essex Museum – Salem, Massachusetts
Millon Associes – Maison De Ventes Aux Encheres – Auction House – Paris, France.
SELECTED INTERNATIONAL FEATURES & PUBLICATIONS:
Art From Five Continents – ‘2 pg. spread and interview’ – Author, Nicholas Ganz
Moncton Times & Transcript - Front Page - Art feature & article
Taipei Times - Art Interview & gallery show article
Chronicle Herald Newspaper - 2 page story feature with SAJ House
Metro Halifax - Front page Art feature & article
Under Pressure Magazine Issue 13 – ‘2 pg. spread
Metro Halifax - Multiple editions & smaller art features
Roughly half of his childhood years from ages five to twenty were spent growing up in New York City which was also largely responsible for his artistic and creative development including a variety of art classes and study at The MET – Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Christian was largely inspired and also partially creatively taught by his parents whom are accomplished artists. His father, Istvan – Steven Toth is a contemporary painter with work in various collections. Studies include The National Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest Hungary, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, in Massachusetts. His mother Catherine Arsenault is a fashion designer and former CEO of C.A.T. Fashion operating primarily out of New York City. Studies include Ryerson School of Fashion, Toronto & Dalhousie University, Halifax.
Christian’s lineage is Acadian & Hungarian carrying the surnames of Arsenault & Toth with significant relatives from and living in Dalhousie & Bathurst New Brunswick, Halifax Nova Scotia, & Budapest Hungary.
NSCAD - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design at Selected Studies
Dalhousie University at B.comm