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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

TOAF will take place July 12 – 14, 2024.

Stella Obedi

Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 24

Stella Obedi is an emerging Tanzanian Canadian mixed media artist. Who recently graduated from OCAD University's drawing and painting with a BFA Hon in 2024.

In her work Stella uses collaged images and traditional drawing and painting mediums such as acrylic and colored pencils. To create vibrant and very detailed compositions which often tell narratives about diaspora, identity, and our relationships with our own cultures.
Stella has also recently begun experimenting with incorporating African textiles and different fabrics into her works. Using them to add more depth, color, and dimension within her compositions.

Stella takes inspiration from the everyday, her Tanzanian-Canadian background, and various social issues. A few of her artistic inspirations include Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kris Munsya, Kehinde Wiley, and Yinka Shonibare BCE RA.

She has exhibited throughout numerous local and international galleries, including the Ada Slaight Gallery, Artscape Youngplace, the OCAD U student galleries, OCAD U GradEx, and in Germany. Additionally, Stella has been featured in a catalog by the Magenta foundation with the Flashforward program in 2020. In their exhibition titled "It's A Plastic World.

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