Kal Honey (b 1966) was creative and obsessively detail-oriented from an early age: drawing, building models, embroidery, photography. After attending Northern Secondary School’s specialized art program in Toronto, Kal went on to become an award-winning graduate of the Ontario College of Art. In 2009 Kal took a year-long sabbatical from his 20-year graphic design career to travel the continent, including attending the Prairie North Creative Residency in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Upon his return, he and partner Kim Lee Kho closed their studio, Eye-to-Eye Design, to focus on non-commercial art.
Often bold (but sometimes subtle), Kal's work in painting, assemblage and collage is informed by his design sensitivity and training, his love of utilitarian materials, and his penchant for text, wit and wordplay.
Kal has exhibited recently at: Milton Centre for the Arts; Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph; Station Gallery, Whitby; Propeller Centre and Gallery 1313, Toronto.
As an art instructor, Kal teaches in Fleming College’s diploma, certificate and summer programs, including the new Studio Process Advancement graduate certificate. He also teaches regularly at Neilson Park Creative Centre, Visual Arts Mississauga, and Koffler Centre for the Arts, as well as leading workshops, giving lectures and jurying exhibitions throughout Southern Ontario.
When not in the studio or classroom, Kal can often be found on a climbing wall or riding one of his beloved bicycles…