CT Art & Design is a Canadian Maritimes based creative company directed by Christian Toth. Christian is also the lead artist & project manager and has been actively producing a range of creative projects focused primarily on large scale visuals for twenty years. Projects include sculptures, murals, commercial designs, paintings, installations, and art directing large creative projects both permanent and live.
Christian is responsible for developing new creative projects, managing existing relationships, project operations, working with artisans and contractors, and overall creative direction. Experience includes working with government, small to large companies & corporations, individuals, non-profits, and teaching students of all ages privately and through schools.
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
CT Art & Design 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 seven 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 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, his fiancee and best friend Leona, friends, walking the dogs, and in the ocean.
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
Snowball Gallery – ‘Metamorphosis’ – Toronto, ON
The Khyber Centre for the Arts – ‘Organisms’ 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
Under Pressure Magazine Issue 13 – ‘2 pg. spread’
Taipei Times – ' Interview & Art show write up'
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.
“The act of creating or art is arguably our most important feature of existence and the highest form of human expression. However, what is art? Is it something visually identifiable such as a painting, sculpture or design, the action of pursuit in a career whatever that may be, creating and playing music, something physical or tangible, a combination of all of these attributes, or a reflection of each individual’s perspective? This question I find myself pondering regularly, especially when I am in the act of creating. My artistic journey has evolved over the years and I enjoy the challenge of learning new methods of art, creativity, and expression. I am mostly drawn to creating permanent visuals such as murals, paintings, sculptures, designs, and related creative projects on as large a scale as possible”
NSCAD - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design at Selected Studies
Dalhousie University at B.comm