Tajliya Jamal (they/them)

Tajliya Jamal is a queer, mixed-race printmaker and comics artist based in Vancouver, BC. With an emphasis on storytelling, pattern, and maximalism, they work experimentally between printmaking, animation, painting, and collage. Their work often uses patterns and iconography drawing from their Cantonese and Muslim-Indian background in tandem with images and texts that queery bodies. They like to use book forms and print media as it is a more accessible art form for viewers and readers, and often collaborative in practice. Taj graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2019, and has since led artist talks and workshops, had their illustrations and comics in local publications, and was awarded a BCAC mentorship grant in 2020