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Abe Taraky is an industry leading concept designer and illustrator who is presently employed at Sony Santa Monica Studio.

With a background in animation, he pursued his passion for concept art and began his gaming career in 2008, where he worked as a developer on a number of indie titles on PC. After a succession of well reviewed releases, Abe joined Gameloft as a lead concept artist in 2012, to further work on a number of unique titles. His contributions afterwards took him on an migration across projects in the film, game, animation and advertising industries which involved working at studios such as Activision Beenox, Warner Brothers Montreal and Luma Pictures. All the while he explored a wide range of mediums, themes and styles in both his studio and freelance work. This expansive portfolio eventually led him to Los Angeles in 2015, to work on films like Captain America Civil War, Dr.Strange and Deadpool. In 2016, he shifted back into games with his move to Sony Santa Monica Studio as a senior concept artist on God of War (2018). He followed the successful completion of the title by joining the Amazon Gaming Studios team where he became a lead concept artist in order to help build a strong art department on a variety of titles. In addition to his professional success, his passion for fine art has allowed his work to be exhibited on many prestigious galleries throughout Canada and the United States. In 2018, his first solo exhibition title Vagabond opened at the IArt Gallery in Canada.

In 2018, the decision to rejoin the Sony Santa Monica Studio team as a senior concept artist led him to once again contribute on top tier franchises and continue to push the limits of the medium both visually and through storytelling. He is always on the lookout for inventive ideas, building new working relationships, and creating exciting and original content.

PUBLICATION

God of War Artbook - 2018
World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3 - 2018
World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 2 -2017
Batman Eclipse -2016
Court of the Dead: The Chronicle of the Underworld - 2017
40 Thieves - 2015
Behind the Pixels - 2015
3D Total's: Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting - 2014
Imagine FX Issue 107 - 2014
Fantasy Artist Issue 37 - 2012
Art Connection Issue 2 - 2012

WORKSHOPS / PRESENTATIONS/DEMOS

Inven Game Conference - 2018
CGX - 2018
Nexon Developers Conference - 2018
Creative Talent Network (CTN) - Demo- 2013

GALLERY / EXHIBITION

Vagabond - IArt Gallery - 2018
The art of God of War - Gnomon Gallery - 2018
Artstation - God of War Art Blast - 2018

INTERVIEWS / ARTICLES

Inven Global: The Concept Art for God of War: “Providing a Change & Opening a New World”
GameSpew: An Interview With Senior Concept Artist Abe Taraky - 2018
Concept Art World - Artist Feature - 2014
Cartoon Brew - “Situation Ebrouillee” - 2012
Cartoon Brew - “ Knigty Night” by Buckle Up - 2011

ART FEATURES
The Art of God of War- 2018
Cook & Becker - 2018
Santa Monica Studio God of War Art Blast - 2018
Pen & Pixels - 2018
PlayStation Lifestyle - 2018
VGR - 2018
Cartoon Brew - Sheridan College Student Films - 2012