Ghazaleh Rastgar
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Born and raised in Iran, I moved to Canada as a teenager. I graduated from OCAD University where I gained exposure to a variety of disciplines from Fine Arts to Graphic Design & Advertising. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree, I worked as a Visual Communications Coordinator at a large corporation for 7 years, at which point I decided to pursue my own art and design practice. 
I have since been awarded and published a number of times, had a solo exhibition and have created a number of murals around Toronto. I create colourful and whimsical paintings, digital art and GIFs that focus on life as a woman, spirituality and everyday life. Some of my GIFs were featured on the CBC Arts show, Exhibitionists. I’m a shameless coffee addict and frequent the local cafes. Dancing, yoga and biking are my preferred ways of recharging.Clients|TIFF

|Exhibitions| 2021 The Artist Project – Online Exhibition / 2020 Feminist Art Festival at OCADU – Toronto / 2018 Venus Rising at Hashtag Gallery – Toronto / 2018 You Should Come at Darling Mansion (Sponsored event) – Toronto / 2017 Dirty Talk – Toronto / 2016 Society of Illustrators – New York; Comic and Cartoon Annual / 2016 The Monster Show at Super Wonder Gallery – Toronto / 2015 Spring Equinox Festival at CSI Annex – Toronto |Press Release|2019 CBC / 2018 She Does The City / 2018 Streeter / 2018 Paper Darts / 2017 Haaretz / 2017 HuffPost / 2016 The Cut |Publications|2021 American Illustration 40 / 2018 American Illustration 37 (Online) / 2016 Society of Illustrators

 

Murals by Ghazaleh Rastgar