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Aadila Munshi

Aadila Munshi is a contemporary artist living in Toronto, Canada. She is known for her painted abstractions of distressed surfaces. Fascinating urban textures and grunge are uniquely contrasted with soft, elegant marks and calligraphic forms. Her abstract expressions emerge as visual representations of her perception of the push and pull between struggle, hope and the ability to rise above.

A former Criminologist, she grew up in South Africa during apartheid rule. She creates emotive art from a deep sense of repressed voice. She studied painting for several years with a professional artist. In 2000 she moved to Toronto, where she studied at the Toronto School of Art and established her painting practice.

Her paintings have been sold in N. America, Australia, UK and Africa. She recently completed a large-scale corporate commission for The Daniels Corporation of two over-sized pieces, measuring 14ftx8ft each. The artwork is installed in the lobby of The Lighthouse East Tower, Toronto.


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