Sarah Alinia Ziazi is a Toronto based artist and illustrator who holds a BDs in Illustration from OCAD University. She is passionate about creating images from personal experiences to conceptual narratives. Reoccurring themes of identity and nostalgia are used to provide engaging connections through the use of traditional and digital mediums. She is a recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited artworks in several Canadian galleries. As a freelance illustrator, she has worked for reputable international clientele and has showcased her work in published forums and magazines.
Variety Magazine. SmART Magazine. Xpace Cultural Centre. OCAD University Student Union. Nuance Publication powered by Medium.com. Never Later Events. StreetARToronto.
BDes, Illustration, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
Awards + Residencies
Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition
The Jonathan LeVine Gallery Blurred Line Scholarship Award
American Illustration 36, Chosen
Plex Gallery, ArtCube Series Competition, Second Runner-Up
Artscape Gibraltar Point: Student Gallery Island Residency, Artist in Residence
2019 'Illustrative Works on Paper,' Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
2019 Group Exhibition & Market 'Where We Are,' Beaver Hall Gallery
2017 TAYO Collective, ‘Who’s Mxns,’ 187 Augusta Avenue
2017 American Illustration 36: Canadian Winners Exhibition, Northern Contemporary Gallery
2017 Toronto Design Directory, ‘Swash & Serif,’ Northern Contemporary Gallery
2017 Society of Illustrators, ‘Student Scholarship Show,’ Society of Illustrators Gallery, NYC
2017 OCAD U Annual GradEx 102, OCAD University
2016 OCAD U, 'Pride: Student Exhibition,' OCADU: The Great Hall
2016 Heart On, ‘Hold On To Me,’ Xpace Art Centre
2016 OCAD U, 'Homework: Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition,' Artscape Youngplace
2015 OCAD U, 'Scotibank‘s Student Contact Photography Festival,' OCADU: The Great Hall
2015 Fake Geek Girls Like Us, 'Pop Up Event,' Annex Art Centre
Screenings and Fairs
2019 Artsideout, 'In Between,' University of Toronto: Scarborough Campus
2019 Amor, 'Womxns Collective Show,' Knxw Love Gallery
2018 Artsideout, 'Rebirth,' University of Toronto: Scarborough Campus
2017 Lucid Dream, ‘Artists in Wonderland,’ OCADU: The Great Hall
2017 Iridescence, 'Greenhouse Art Show,’ Civis Toronto
2017 Xpace Fundraiser Exhibition & Sale, Xpace Art Centre
2016 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), Toronto Reference Library
2015 Boner Kill Feminist Collective Screening, Art Gallery of Ontario
2021 Wandering Autumn Magazine, International Women’s Day. Curated by Melanie Kenny.
2017 21 Missed Connections. Curated by Kendra Yee..
2017 Duty Free Zine. Curated by Misbah Ahmed.
2016 LooseLeaf Magazine, 2nd Issue.
2016 Theory Boner Zine, 2nd Issue: Manifesto.
2015 Patterns Magazine, 1st Issue: Apathy.
2015 Boner Kill Feminist Collective Zine, 1st Issue: Sexy Back.