Artwork by Maha Khan

Maha Khan is a GTA-based multidisciplinary Pakistani-Canadian queer artist whose work fuses personal narrative, psychoanalysis, and memory with universal interconnectedness into visual works. Her work often begs the question, how do I define myself in the oppressor’s tongue? The answer is she doesn’t. Instead, she invents her own language using animated Eastern motifs and an … Read moreArtwork by Maha Khan

(Issue 16) Art & Politics Feature: Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa

Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa: A Multifaceted Woman, a Beautifully Audacious Life by Laila E. Dreidame When my path crossed with the undeniably brilliant Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa at the start of the year, it was clear we were going to be friends. She carries herself modestly and with a joyful youthfulness so refreshing in the … Read more(Issue 16) Art & Politics Feature: Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa

Artwork by Soni Lopez-Chavez

From left to right: “Mother, goddess, brush, healer, artist, chingona. You are magic,” “I am so much more than the darkness that surrounds me,” “Live in you truth,” “My guides & my protectors,” “Mija, your voice matters so don’t be afraid to use it,” and “Brave and beautiful is what you are.” About the Artist … Read moreArtwork by Soni Lopez-Chavez

Artwork by Dufié Kufuor 

Artist Statement Brushstrokes are so integral to a painting; they tell a story and capture a viewer’s attention. They often convey the mood of the artist or the intent behind a piece. Brushstrokes would however be incomplete without the use of color. My pieces employ the use of both to tell stories. “Study of a Jamestown … Read moreArtwork by Dufié Kufuor 

Artwork by Nebolisa Kelly

About the Artist Nebolisa Kelly (born 1998) is a Nigerian artist working in a genre of art known as hyper realism. He is best known for his realistic life size portraits mostly of young people, relating to the matters of mental health, love, social and political activism. He is known for the emotion his art … Read moreArtwork by Nebolisa Kelly

Artwork by Warren Armando Pope

About the Artist Warren Armando Pope (b.1990) an artist, illustrator, public artist, and architectural designer based in Seattle, WA. As an artist, he hybridizes physical and digital techniques informed by architectural drawing to explore themes of otherness, plasticity, and transformation as they relate to his multiracial and queer identity. These explorations most often take the … Read moreArtwork by Warren Armando Pope

FACES by Seigar

Faces by Seigar. This conceptual portrait series was inspired by the lyrics of the song Mercury by Steve Lacy: “You think I’m two-faced, I can name twenty-three / My layers, all these sides”. This work represents a metaphor for personality traits conveyed through my longest and still ongoing project “My Plastic People.” It shows the … Read moreFACES by Seigar

Welcome Parisa Mah

Parisa Mah is an Iranian-born artist currently based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn). Theyimmigrated to Canada with their family at the age of 8, settling on stolen Anishinabe,Ininew, Oji-Cree, Dene, Dakota, and Metis land (Winnipeg). Their practice arose as adeep response to battling austere colonial narratives frequently faced throughout theirchildhood and adolescence, but only comprehended and confronted … Read moreWelcome Parisa Mah

Artwork by Dan Rocky

Instagram: @danrockyy Images: Top row, from left to right: “Disgusted,” “Defiant,” and “Future of No where” Images: Bottom row, from left to right: “Let’s Talk About It” and “Deer Woman” based on Creek Mythology About the Artist Dan Rocky is an indigenous based artist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They fluidly work between fiber mediums and digital … Read moreArtwork by Dan Rocky

Artwork by Erasto Matthews

Instagram: @ErastoArtsFacebook: @ErastoArtsWebsite: Images: left column, top to bottom “Saltwater Kid” and “I Am” right column, top to bottom “Soul on Ice,” “Eyes of a child,” “We’ve Always Mattered,” and “Father, Father” About the Artist Born in Reading, Pennsylvania and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, Erasto Curtis Matthews moved to the Washington DC area … Read moreArtwork by Erasto Matthews