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 & Design.
After a 2009 travel sabbatical from his 20-year graphic design career, Kal re-focussed his career on art and art instruction.
Often bold (but sometimes subtle), Kal's work in collage, signage and painting is informed by his design sensitivity and training, his love of contrasts, and his penchant for text, wit and wordplay.
Recent exhibitions include: In Situ Multi Arts Festival, MIssissauga, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Otto Art, Red Head Gallery, Gladstone House's Come Up to My Room and The Artist Project 2023.
In 2021, Kal also designed a permanent neon installation (fabricated by FUSE Neon) for Gladstone House, also featured on a limited edition beer can by Henderson Brewing and a Gladstone tote bag.
In 2022, Kal designed and illustrated (with collage), Bright Fish, a collection of poetry by the late Lavell Ferris Baldock, Published by Barlow Books.
As an instructor, Kal teaches his own online courses, as well as in-person and online offerings for Neilson Park Creative Centre and Visual Arts Mississauga, as well as Haliburton Scool of Art + Design summer programs. He also leads workshops, gives lectures and juries exhibitions throughout Southern Ontario. Along with his wife, Kim-Lee Kho, Kal hosts the popular free Virtual Collage Jam on YouTube – featured in Kolaj Magazine issue #34.
When not in the studio or classroom, Kal can often be found in the gym or out riding one of his beloved bicycles…