Illustrators 61 Exhibit: Part One | Society of Illustrators

Gary Taxali's "NO"
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 2:30pm

It was for Gary's piece, "NO" (attached).  This image speaks to the amount of hate that's growing in the world. The opening reception will be on January 11, 2019.  Here is their URL:

Illustrators 61 Exhibit: Part One | Society of Illustrators

Celebrating its 61st anniversary of publication, the Society of Illustrators is pleased to present the premier showcase for illustrators, featuring the most outstanding works created throughout each year. Open to artists worldwide, thousands of entries are considered by a jury of professionals, which include renowned illustrators, art directors and designers.


Toronto Artists gathered images for the anti-Ford protests

Illustration by Gary Taxali for Artists Protests
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 7:45am

The Artists Projection Protest Project is taking steps to align with labour unions, teachers and health care providers in Ontario

Here’s a write-up in Toronto’s NOW Magazine about the installation, featuring Gary Taxali's "Heartbroken" artwork. Here's the link:


"The Illustration Idea Book" by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson featuring Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali's illustration called Paris
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:30am

The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters: Steven Heller, Gail Anderson: 9781786273253: Books

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Congratulations Gary Taxali!

Library of Congress
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:15am

The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  has officially acquired 6 artworks from Gary Taxali.  The titles of the works are (from top left, clockwise) "Hypocrisy", "Intimidation", "NO", "Pucks", "Big Button", and "Wild Forever".

Library of Congress

Flop House Rules

Gary Taxali
Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 4:00am

Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona, Spain presents new work by alumnus and OCAD Instructor Gary Taxali.

Venue & Address: 
Iguapop Gallery C/ Comerç, 15, Barcelona, Spain

Gary Taxali: Originals

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:00am

And now for something completely different... we welcome Gary Taxali to the Project Room at Drabinsky Gallery. Drabinsky Gallery is pleased to present a discrete collection of Taxali's distinctive paintings on board, in a show called Originals.

Gary Taxali, an artist and professional illustrator, is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (1991).
A fabulously successful illustrator with clients such as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Esquire, and Bonny Doon Vineyard, Taxali immediately began showing in exhibitions and galleries throughout North America and Europe as well as undertaking to return to his alma mater and assume an Assistant Professor at the renamed Ontario College of Art & Design.

Venue & Address: 
Drabinsky Gallery 122 Scollard Street, Toronto, Ontario

Gary Taxali: Toy Signing & Print Launch

Gary Taxali at DvA Gallery in Chicago
Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 7:00pm

DvA Gallery in Chicago toy signing and print launch by Illustration Instructor Gary Taxali.

Venue & Address: 
DvA Gallery 2568 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Last Year's Winner

Fried 24 HRS by Gary Taxali.  Alkyd oils on plywood, 11 x 17.
Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 4:00am

Gary Taxali's work mixes vintage advertising vernacular with contemporary jest, simultaneously poking fun and embracing the sheer absurdness of human nature.
Taxali's original long forgotten characters are unearthed and altered through silkscreening, drawing and painting. The end result is an oddly nostalgic presence that evokes a disconcerting wit amongst layers of memory. The show also includes original collaborative art with musician pals Jad Fair, Aimee Mann and Danko Jones.
"The work of Gary Taxali takes a basically juvenile bibliophilic impulse - doodling in the leaves of borrowed books - to a more artistically sophisticated level. The books he appropriates aren't the precious kind one sees fashioned into delicate, romantic assemblage works but the thick, hardy sort that fill high school libraries and suffer the consequent abuse. He arranges their covers and pages in grids of varying sizes and embellished these grids with an entertaining cast of cartoonish characters, random words and phrases, and icons of one sort and another. There (sic) is an appealing sense of play, drawn from childhood but supported by a mature iconographic sensibility."
-Holly Myers, Art Critic, The Los Angeles Times

Venue & Address: 
Magic Pony 694 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario

Illustrator Profile: Gary Taxali

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 4:45pm


Illustration Professor Gary Taxali has been featured on the American Illustration/American Photography website. 

Read more about his life, workspace, creative process, challenges and advice for students on his AI-AP's Illustrator Profile.

Gary Taxali's "brain" unveiled

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 1:30pm


Baycrest Health Sciences is bringing together the best minds in the arts to support the top brains in science in an effort designed to put the spotlight on aging and brain health.

The Brain Project has attracted 100 artists who have created brain sculptures that will be on display across Toronto, starting June 3