Talla El Senoussi was born in Cairo, Egypt, and currently, studies in the Ontario College of Art and Design, majoring in Drawing and Painting. Her first introduction to the Fine Arts was through her mom; seeing her mother’s artwork ignited a fascination with the arts at a very young age.
While developing her artistic skills, Talla’s sole focus was to improve her technical skills and explore as many different types of art as possible. Throughout this process, she cultivated a love for representational art, more specifically, the portrayal of the human figure. Having consistently moved between Egypt, Toronto, and Saudi Arabia throughout her childhood, she fostered an interest in the pursuit of understanding the different ways culture influences human thought, intention, and interaction, which is seen in a variety of her artworks. Talla’s passion for the arts has never died out. Since her childhood, Talla is always seeking ways to express herself artistically and develop that part of her life. With a pen and paper always at hand, Talla never fails to explore both the conceptual and technical sides of her art.
Which ’hood are you in?
I live in Downtown Toronto. I personally enjoy the hectic city life because it motivates me to always be on the go. Also, everything is a walking distance which makes life so much easier!
What do you do?
I am currently a student at OCAD U, majoring in Drawing and Painting. Aside from university, I work with clients and interior designers to make custom artwork.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I am focused on finding my own niche as an artist. I enjoy so many different types of art and have not yet found my own voice as an artist.
Where can we find your work?