BIO
Sarah Alinia Ziazi is a Toronto based Illustrator and Muralist 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.

Please get in touch through sarahaliniaziazi@gmail.com

CLIENTS
Drake Hotel Properties. Scarborough Arts. Globe and Mail. StreetARToronto. Mural Routes. Doctors Without Borders. Cultural Hotspot. Xpace Cultural Centre. Variety Magazine. OCAD University Student Union. Nuance Publication powered by Medium. Never Later Events. SmART Magazine. 

PRESS 
THE DRAKETORONTO GUARDIAN • AUBURN LANE • IT'S NICE THAT • VICE MAGAZINE: CREATORS • ON ART AND AESTHETICS • BIRD IN FLIGHT • JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE • SHE DOES THE CITY




EDUCATION
2017  Bachelor of Design in Illustration, OCAD University

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2017  Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition
2017  The Jonathan LeVine Gallery Blurred Line Scholarship Award
2017  American Illustration 36, Chosen
2017  Plex Gallery, ArtCube Series Competition, Second Runner-Up
2016  Artscape Gibraltar Point: Student Gallery Island Residency, Artist in Residence

PUBLIC ART
2022  Bell Box Murals Project, Eglinton Lawrence Neighbourhood (forthcoming)
2022  Bell Box Murals Project, North York (forthcoming)
2022  Mural Routes, Watermarked (forthcoming)
2022  StreetARToronto, Outside the Box, The Glorified, spray-painted traffic signal box
2022  Bell Box Murals Project, Humberbay Shores, The Lovers, spray-painted bell box
2022  Mural Routes, Variety Village, Jakarundi Graphics, 14,000 sq ft. concrete wall
2022  Mural Routes, Doors Open TO, Chalk Garden at Nathan Philips Square, chalk activated ground mural
2021  Drake Hotel Properties, Modern Wing Extension, Primary Idols, 3 hand-painted murals and vinyl cutouts
2021  Mural Routes, The Toronto Zoo, In Our Nature, 5 hand-painted portrait murals
2021  Dance Together Festival, Amos Waites Park, Mimico Square Dancers, hand-painted ground mural
2021  Bell Box Murals Project, York Centre: Duke Heights BIA, Mid-Century Modern Furniture, hand-painted traffic signal box
2021  Bell Box Murals Project, Agincourt North, TTC Design, hand-painted traffic signal box
2021  StreetARToronto, Outside the Box, Women Surrounded by Flowers, hand-painted traffic signal box
2021  StreetARToronto, Richmond Street Cycle Track Barriers, Cycling Is Elemental: Air, 4 hand painted cycle barriers
2020  StreetARToronto, Scarlett Road Cycle Track Barriers, Stories On Scarlett: Fauna, 2 hand painted cycle barriers

ART SCREENINGS
2022  Peel Environmental Youth Alliance, Connected Through Nature, PEYA’s Art Showcase & Open Mic
2019  Artsideout, In Between, University of Toronto: Scarborough Campus
2019  Womxns Collective Show, Amor, Knxw Love Gallery
2018  Artsideout, Rebirth, University of Toronto: Scarborough Campus
2017  Lucid Dream, Artists in Wonderland, OCAD U: The Great Hall
2017  Greenhouse Art Show, Iridescence, Civis Toronto
2017  Xpace Fundraiser Exhibition & Sale, Xpace Art Centre
2015  Boner Kill Feminist Collective Screening, Art Gallery of Ontario
2015  Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), Toronto Reference Library

SOLO EXHIBITION
2019  Illustrative Works on Paper, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS 
2019  Where We Are, Group Exhibition & Market, Beaver Hall Gallery
2017  Who’s Mxns, Collective, 187 Augusta Avenue
2017  American Illustration 36, Canadian Winners Exhibition, Northern Contemporary Gallery
2017  Swash & Serif, Design Directory, Northern Contemporary Gallery
2017  Student Scholarship Show, Society of Illustrators, Society of Illustrators Gallery, NYC
2017  Miscontraception, OCAD U Annual GradEx 102, OCAD University
2016  OCAD U, Pride: Student Exhibition, OCADU: The Great Hall
2016  Hold On To Me, Heart On, Xpace Art Centre
2016  Homework: Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Artscape Youngplace
2015  Scotibank‘s Student Contact Photography Festival, OCADU: The Great Hall
2015  Fake Geek Girls Like Us, Pop Up Event, Annex Art Centre

PRINT PUBLICATIONS
2022  LISTEN. LEARN. ACT. Zine, Part 3. Curated by ARTWORXTO. (forthcoming)
2022 Amble Magazine: Issue 2. Curated by Kyle Jerencio and Nadia McNairn
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.



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