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Education

2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University

 

Professional Development

2018 Communities of Care, Ryerson University

2018 Creative Facilitation Camp

2018 Rebirth: Artist Educator  Training, Voice of Purpose

2017 Entrepreneurs 4 Entrepreneurs, Vibe Arts

2016 Mural Art Career Development, Mural Routes

 

Solo Exhibitions

Upcoming Embrace, Fairview Library

2019 Metamorphic Reflections, Toronto Centre for the Arts

2016 The Ignored Geniuses, The Local

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Artsideout, University of Toronto

2019 Emerging Artist Festival, StArt Youth Presenting Art, Scarborough Village Centre

2018 Communities of Care, Ryerson University

2018 Lawrence Park Art Show, Lawrence Park Community Church

2018 Vibe Arts Fest, Ontario Place

2017 Lawrence Park Art Show, Lawrence Park Community Church

2017 Emergence, Toronto Centre for the Arts

2017 A-Show, Artscape Youngplace

2017 Art Takes Action for Charity, The Merchant

2017 Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo, Heritage Court – Exhibition Place

2016 North York Arts’ Arts Market, Toronto Centre for the Arts

2016 Toronto Marks, Queen West Art Crawl

2016 Flemo City Media Mural, Flemo City Media

2016 RAW: Toronto Presents REVEAL, Mod Club

2016 Where Are You Really From?, Daniels Spectrum

2015 In the Round, Graven Feather

2015 Delta, Project Gallery

2015 GradEx, OCAD University

 

Collectives/Rosters

North York Visual Artists

Vibe Arts

 

Public Art

2017 150 subway panel, Assistant Artist, Ecole Elementaire Felix Leclerc

2017 UN Canadian Diversity Outdoor Mural, Assistant Artist, Fisherville PBS

2016 Long Live People’s Resistance!, Lead Artist, 15 Years of War

2016 Flemo City Media Mural, Lead Artist, Flemo City Media

2016 Connection, Assistant Artist, Parkway Forest Community Centre

 

Published Interviews

2019 “Metro Morning with Matt Galloway” radio interview by CBC Radio

2019 “Stories by Laila Hobbs” published by TSTV Media

2018 “Challenging Islamophobia” published by Inside Toronto

2018 “The Cycle of Art” online interview by Izdeyar Setna

2018 “Bring to Light” published by Art Reach

2016 “April 2016 Youth Feature” online interview by AVNU

 

Publications

2019 “Art Ignite’s Open Studio Exhibition!” published by SNAPD

2018 “Repainting Perceptions” published by SNAPD

2017 “Cultural Hotspot 2017” published by Cultural Hotspot

2016 “Featured Artist of the Month” published by SNAPD

2016 “Cultural Hotspot 2016” published by Cultural Hotspot

2015 “Green Paper Leaf” published by Green Paper Leaf

 

Artist Talks

2018 Arts Based Approaches to Engaging Community, University of Toronto

2018 TPL Unconference: Inform, Engage, Collaborate, Community Development Unit

2018 Path of Possibilities: Exploring the Arts Sector in Toronto, Art Starts

 

Juries

2018 Intersection Festival, Myseum of Toronto

2017 Plat Form A Micro Grant, Vibe Arts

 

Collections

Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre

Flemo City Media

Works held in private collections in Canada, USA and Pakistan

 

Teaching

Upcoming Canvas Stretching, Flemingdon Park Library

Upcoming Paper Mache, Flemingdon Park Library

Upcoming Glass Painting Techniques, Flemingdon Park Library

Upcoming Oil Painting 102, Flemingdon Park Library

Upcoming Watercolour Techniques, Flemingdon Park Library

2019 Youth Ignite, Flemingdon Health Centre

2019 Glass Painting Mandalas, Flemingdon Park Library

2019 Art & Mindfulness, Flemingdon Park Library

2018 Blending with Gouache, Flemingdon Park Library

2018 Oil Painting 101, Flemingdon Park Library

2018 Colour Theory with Watercolours, Flemingdon Park Library

2018 Metamorphic Reflections (glass painting), Flemingdon Park Public Library

2018 Fun Fair, Flemingdon Park

2018 Repainting Perceptions (portrait painting), Flemingdon Park Library

2017 – Present Seniors Ignite, Flemingdon Park Public Library

2017-2018 Bring to Light 2 (light painting), Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

2017 Narrative Painting, Flemingdon Park Public Library

2017 Painting (dreamscapes), Flemingdon Health Centre

2017 Multicoloured (landscape painting), Flemingdon Park Public Library

2017 Bring to Light 1  (light painting), Flemo City Media

2016 Community (mural), Flemo City Media

2011-2016 Painting (watercolours and gouache), City of Toronto: Parks, Forestry and Recreation

2008-2010 Sketching, City of Toronto: Parks, Forestry and Recreation

2008 – 2010 Cartooning, City of Toronto: Parks, Forestry and Recreation

 

Visual Arts Project Grants

2018 Deaf and Disability Arts – Materials and Supplies Assistance, Ontario Arts Council

2017 Deaf and Disability Arts – Materials and Supplies Assistance, Ontario Arts Council

2016 Learning Journey Scholarship, AVNU

 

Community Arts Project Grants

2019 Artists in Communities and Schools, Ontario Arts Council

2019 Community Arts Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2019 Art Reach, Toronto Arts Council

2018 Artists in Communities and Schools, Ontario Arts Council

2018 Community Arts Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2017 Change Up Grant, Inspirit Foundation

2017 Artists in Communities and Schools, Ontario Arts Council

2017 Art ReachToronto Arts Council

2017 Spark Project, Cultural Hotspot

2017 Micro Grant, Vibe Arts

2016 Spark Project, Cultural Hotspot

 

Awards

2010 CNE Express Yourself Competition first place award

2009 BMO Financial Group Award

2009 Zainab Kazmi Memorial Scholarship

2009 John Andrews Memorial Scholarship