A graphic geometric drawing is made up of hundreds of red, green, blue and teal rectangles which form a pattern of lines that bend around one another.


Wednesday, 12 October 2022


4:00 pm

Visiting Artist Talk with Shaheer Zazai

Shaheer Zazai received a BFA from OCAD University in 2011 and was artist in residence at OCAD University as part of the Digital Painting Atelier in 2015. He is a recipient of Ontario Arts Council grants, and he was a finalist for EQ Bank’s Emerging Digital Artist Award in 2018. Since graduating, Zazai has had several solo and group exhibitions such as those at the Capacity 3 Gallery, CAFKA Biennial 2019, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Double Happiness Projects and Patel Brown Gallery. His digital works have been covered by CBC Arts in 2018, Ajam Media Collective in 2019, and the Globe and Mail in 2020. In addition to his solo exhibition at the Owens, his upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at the Agha Khan Museum (Toronto), the group exhibition Shifting Ground at Digital Arts Resource Centre (Ottawa), Every Answer is Correct, an off-site group exhibition curated by the Power Plant (Toronto), and Porous Identities, the inaugural group exhibition for Patel Brown Gallery’s Montreal location. www.shaheerzazai.com

Shaheer Zazai: Are We Even is on view 15 October to 11 December 2022

This talk is a part of the Visiting Artist Program, organized by the Owens Art Gallery and the Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University.

All are welcome to attend. CART transcription will be available.

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Masks are mandatory for all visitors two years and older


Image: Shaheer Zazai, 1114.1 (detail), 2018, digital print on watercolour paper produced in Microsoft Word, edition of 10, 28 x 35.6 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Patel Brown Gallery.