Melika Saeeda

She was born, grow up and start his artistic path in Iran. After getting her BFA, she studied Graphic Design at TM university in Tehran. Meanwhile She started working as a freelance illustrator. Over the past 10 years Melika has been illustrated more than +20 children’s books in Turkey and Iran and all the time She was trying to tell her story with my special language, picture language. Her works have been shown in exhibitions and book fairs in Iran, The Emirates, South Korea and here in Canada. Since Melika moved to Canada in 2017, she start using this potential of telling story to do some mural projects such as collaborative projects with Bell Box mural, “Womxn” Paint, live painting at Tiff festival 2020, Window Wonderland Junction BIA 2020 and Pirate’s life, …

|Education| Master of visual communication – Bachelor of Painting |Work Experiences| Window Wonderland Mural Project Nov.2020/ Concrete Barrier Mural Project / Scarlett Rd, Toronto,2020 / Concrete Barrier Mural Project/ York University, Toronto,2020 / Tiff Live Painting event 2020 / Art Instructor, Canadian Contemporary School of Art (CCSA), Toronto, 2020 / Mural Project collaborate with City of Toronto 2019,2020 / Mural Project collaborate with Bell Company and Neighbourhood Art Toronto 2018, 2019 and 2020 Participate in mentorship program awarded by Toronto Arts Council 2018 / Member of Mural Routes non-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of public wall art since 2018 Member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) / Member of Canadian Society of children’s books writers, illustrators and performers / Freelance Illustrator from 2010 to Present and work on more them 30 children’s book as an illustrator / Art administration at Cultural and Artistic Society of Iranian Illustrators, Iran, 2014 to 2017  / Illustration for a series of 10 Children books, Turkey, 2013 to 2015 |Exhibitions and Projects| “Resilience; Redefined!” Group Exhibition, Artscape Young Place, Toronto, March, 2020 / TOAF 2020 Exhibition / RBC Award, Toronto 2019 / SCWBI selected portfolio showcase Montreal, 2019 / Toronto Art Council Award Recipient, 2018 /  Member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) / Member of Canadian Society of children’s books writers, illustrators and performers (CANSCAIP) / (CANSCAIP) Illustration exhibition, Group exhibition, Toronto, 2018 / 10 years Bell box murals project, Group exhibition, Toronto, 2018 / Participation in Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations, South Korea, 2015 / Participation at the Exhibition Sharjah children’s reading festival, UAE, 2014 / “FIRST NEW-YEAR(NOROUZ)” Eggs Festival, Iran, 2013 /  “MARCOPOLO’s Journey” Illustration workshop, Italy embassy, Tehran, Iran, 2011

Murals by Melika Saeeda

Canvas can be a chair!!!

This piece is an original artwork and client’s values: Play, Create and Imagine. “pirate” themed theatre,  as client’s needed to engage with the community Integer

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