Kirk Sutherland is a Toronto-based Canadian artist. He has exhibited his work under the representation of many art galleries internationally over the last 30 years. Many of his pieces are included in both private and corporate collections globally.
Sutherland graduated with high-honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) in 1991, majoring in Contemporary Art and Drawing and Painting from the Faculty of Experiential Arts.
While at OCAD Sutherland studied under Canadian 20th century masters Graham Coughtry, Robert Hedrick, Paul Sloggett and Daniel Solomon as well as studying colour theory with internationally revered colourist and theorist Francois Thepot.
Kirk Sutherland is a renowned colourist who was born with synesthesia. This blending of senses very much enhances his perception of colour and his overall creative process.
Sutherland is also known for working with the Hollywood Film Industry, creating and designing public art in urban environments and working with the music industry creating album cover designs.
Kirk Sutherland is a teacher, educator and lecturer. With a wide and profound knowledge of classical and contemporary art history, Sutherland has taught a myriad of studio and theoretical course for over 20 years.