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26th Annual Spectrum Art Awards

This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Spectrum 26 Artist Awards and sit among some of the most talented men and women in the industry. Truly, I already felt honored just to be there, so then I was absolutely floored to be awarded the Spectrum 26 Gold Award in the Concept Art Category by one of my heroes, Iain McCaig.

Thanks to the founders of Spectrum, John Fleskes and Kathy Chu for fostering this community of artists and providing a platform for artists to aspire to be a part of. Thank you to the judges Kei Acedera, Wesley Burt, Bobby Chiu, Edward Kinsella III and Colin Poole and Kristine Poole, for your expertise and for this honor you've given me.

Thank you to my family in Canada, who cheer for me and root for me through all my ups and downs. They are always at my core, and the people who inspire me. And thank you to my lovely wife, Rachelle, who's support has been endless even through my late nights painting, or long tedious trips for workshops and classes.

Congratulations to my fellow nominees and award recipients! I'm so glad to have met many of you in person and I look forward to our paths crossing again.

Abe Taraky
2018 Inven Game Conference!

It was a pleasure to be invited to the 2018 Inven Game Conference in South Korea. My talk, Concept Design for Triple AAA titles, focused on unwrapping the approach and best practices I have been developing for the last 10 years.

Abe Taraky
Vagabond Solo Exhibition

VAGABOND – A Collection of my art work will be showcased at the legendary IArt gallery. Details will be included below. 

Opening exhibition night is on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, between 7-10pm, or you can drop by to view the artworks until 23, July 2018.

Abe Taraky
Speaking at CGX 2018!

It was a great experience speaking at the 2018 Canadian Gaming Expo! Being among talented artists and developers, sharing our experiences and discussing new pipelines was inspiring. I’m looking forward to seeing how this event will grow in the future!

Abe Taraky
Speaking at NDC 2018!

I had the good fortune speaking about Iconic Character Design in media at this years Nexon Developers Conference! Thank you to the event organizers and the Pangyo gaming community for being such welcoming and wonderful hosts. It was an awesome experience, and I look forward to the next time we meet.

Abe Taraky