T A R M O  T R I S T A N  T E N G 

After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Biology and Mathematics, Tarmo Tristan Teng worked in a printing ink manufacuting facility as a lab technician where he studied the industrial processes involved in manufacturing printing inks as well as the relationships between the chemical constituents in inks and their colours. The physical properties of these materials would greatly inform Teng's later works and instilled in him a strong desire to experiment aggressively with both traditional and non-traditional materials in his artistic process. Tarmo Tristan Teng also holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he immersed himself in sculpture, drawing, and painting.

His work is held in private collections in Canada and the United States, as well as in the Sony Canada Corporate Collection.


Apr 2008 Physical Language, Solo Show, T3 Gallery, Toronto

Apr 2004 Go West, Group Show, The Art Company, Toronto

Mar 2004 Annual Figurative Art Show, Group show, OCAD, Toronto

Jan 2004 Blow By Blow, Solo show, Gallery 401, Toronto

Jan 2004 Bronze Now, Group show, OCAD Gallery, Toronto

Mar 2004 Portrait, A. J. Casson (commission for a bronze plaque), OCAD

Oct 2003 Bayview Art Walk (juried), Group show, Toronto

Mar 2003 Recent Prints from OCAD, Group show, Gallery 39, Belleville, ON

Mar 2003 InsideArt Expo (juried), Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto

Nov 2002 Colour and Form Society Annual Exhibition (juried), Etobicoke

Oct 2002 “Lets have a dream” charity art auction, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto

Sep 2002 Art For Art’s Sake Outdoor Exhibition, Toronto

Aug 2002 2002 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (juried), Toronto

Apr 2002 Portrait, George A. Reid (commission for a bronze plaque), OCAD

July 2001 Metal Madness, Group Show of metal sculpture, OCAD

May 2001 Foundation Scholarship Winner’s Show (juried), OCAD



2003 Takao Tanabe Scholarship, OCAD (Drawing and Painting)

2002 Sully Corth Memorial Scholarship, OCAD (Drawing and Painting)

2002 Canadian Portrait Academy Award and Medal, OCAD (Medal Design)

2002 Peter Macelwain Memorial Award OCAD (Sculpture and Installation)

2001 George A. Reid Scholarship, OCAD (Foundation Studies)

1981 Dean’s Honour Roll, University of Toronto Arts and Science Faculty



2000-2004, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, graduated with Distinction, Ontario College of Art and Design

1980-1984, Bachelor of Science, Biology and Mathematics, University of Toronto