ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario & Vancouver, British Columbia
Keerat Kaur is a Canadian-born artist & architect with Sikh-Punjabi roots. Her work takes shape through the disciplines of painting, sculpture, hand embroidery, music, and architecture. She gathers inspiration from eastern philosophies to evoke themes of spirituality and fantasia. Her aesthetic lies in the realm of the surreal, merging mundane and dream-like qualities
She completed her schooling in French Immersion, received her BA in 2012 (Western University) and her Master of Architecture in 2016 (U of T), while continuing her formal training in the Dhrupad and Khayaal schools of Indian Classical Music. Having a passion for languages, she is able to read, write and speak Punjabi, French, and Hindi. Keerat currently lives and works between Vancouver-London, Ontario.
Keerat began visually experimenting at an early age, inspired to give a pictorial dimension to written and oral histories passed down from her elders. Her work carries a child-like whimsy, steeped in ancient narrative and enriched through meticulous ornamentation. She has exhibited internationally and has completed numerous private and public art commissions that have landed her pieces into the collections of well-renowned art collectors.