ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Romana Kassam is a self-taught cross-disciplinary artist inspired by darkness, light and the cracks in between. A Toronto-based visual artist, her practice includes painting, singing, fabric-based performance, social active art and installation. After finding the courage to leave her corporate gig behind her a couple of years ago, she has created a life out of art and is using her varying talents to examine ideas around space, inclusivity, feminism and equality.
She loves challenging herself to try new things in her practice but has perfected mural work, painting and installation.
Romana acknowledges that she has a responsibility as an artist to stay vulnerable and keep expressing herself through her art to inspire those around her. She has always wanted to be a voice for those that did not have one or are afraid to speak up. Romana would say her art is inspired by the stories that most are not willing to tell because she believes that truth is transformative. She loves challenging herself to try new things in her practice but has perfected mural work, painting and installation. She heard once that pressure produces diamonds and she can admit that she creates her best work under intense timelines. As a storyteller, she loves creating alone but she also really enjoys co-creation and being able to leverage the talents of those around her to tell even more powerful narratives through art.