“Hi everyone. My name is Raha. I am going into fourth-year Drawing & Painting as my major, and Integrated Media is my minor. I have a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering, and 15 years’ experience, before studying at OCAD University. I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, and currently reside in Toronto, Ontario. I work in multiple disciplines such as drawing and painting, installation, digital art, and making short films to question how people are interconnected through their identity in different parts of the world despite their distance and their differences. My works are connected to my identity with inspirations of Persian traditional motifs and Persian poetry.
Pandemic time—along with all worries which we had about our loved ones and our society—gave me the perfect time to concentrate on my art practices. However, now I am so excited to go back to campus, work in the studios and see my peers and the professors.”