Curriculum Vitae

Tomas Jirku   (b. 1979, Czech Republic)
tomas@tomasjirku.com   |   604.831.1440

Tomas Jirku is an emerging Vancouver-based photographer who explores the backcountry of the city’s surrounding mountains in search of their hidden secrets. Using modern technology capable of capturing beyond the limits of human vision, he seeks to reveal the otherwise imperceptible energies that exist past the threshold of these encounters with the sublime, exposing what is out of reach of our senses, and by extension our comprehension.

Education
Ontario College of Art and Design, 2003

Exhibitions
Solo
2018  Looking Deeper, Artworks Gallery, Vancouver
2017  Revelations, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver
Group
2017  Ciliate 9, 560, Vancouver
2015  Chicken Militia, Artdome, Vancouver

2015  Ciliate 7, Studio East, Vancouver
2013  Let There Be Light, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver

Commissions
2019  Place, Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen, The Rise, Vancouver
2018  Alpine Infrared Revelations, Canada Line Public Art Program—InTransit BC, King Edward Station, Vancouver

Bibliography
Fleischmann, Ariane: “Transit Just Got a Whole Lot More Visual”,
Artslandia Magazine, April 2018
Smith, Janet: “Tomas Jirku’s Radiant Landscapes”,
The Georgia Straight, February 2018
Van Veen, Tobias: “Disciples of Light and Shadow”,
Pique Magazine, September 2016

Venker, Thomas: “The Secret Nature of Vancouver”,
Kaput Magazin, October 2015

Collections
Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Guatemala, Germany, and France.