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Nahal Bahrman is an Iranian-Canadian artist based in Toronto, Ontario. With an MFA in Illustration, she now works as an illustrative painter whose work has been featured in multiple countries, including Canada and the U.S. Along with her work as an artist, Nahal is also the Director and Founder of the Canadian Contemporary School of Art where she is helping to shape the minds of future artists. Additionally, she is the Director and Founder of the Canadian Children’s Art Foundation – an organization dedicated to improving access to arts education in Canada.
Feeling and looking with the sensitive eye of an artist, Nahal always sees the magic surrounding, between and emerging from us.Nahal Bahrman
As a wanderer and illustrative painter, She draws from her experiences of embodying multiple cultures and languages, having lived in many parts of the world. She uses images as a language to create a narrative that transcends the barriers of knowing a specific language or occupying a determined location. Figures float in liminal space where patterns ruminate as a contemplation of place making. Her process for image making is intuitive as she builds each layer of her images by adapting and reacting to a transforming picture plane. As a migrant this process aptly reflects the ways in which she interacts with her surroundings, resiliently finding a home in people.