Ghazaleh Rastgar

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Ghazaleh is an artist and illustrator based in Toronto. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Design. In 2016, after years of working in the Web and Design industry, she ventured into the world of illustration and painting. Her work has been recognized by Icon Conference 10, American Illustration, as well as Society of Illustrators and published in Fast Company, Lenny Letter, Hemispheres, Resist and more. She’s influenced by her Iranian background, specially Middle Eastern arts and culture and finds inspiration in nature, people, music, poetry and spirituality.


Inside the Studio


Describe your home in 3 words

Cozy, warm, colourful

Best season of the year in Toronto

Summer for sure!

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

dancing salsa, kizomba, bachata...

How long have you been creating art?

As long as I can remember!

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

Art connects one's soul to the material world. Through art we connect to other realms that exist beyond what the eyes can perceive.

Beverage of choice

Water and coffee.

Select Past Exhibitions

Hashtag Gallery, Toronto
Venus Rising