Artist member since 2020
Alysha Rocca is a Toronto based artist working primarily with mixed media and with an emphasis on textiles. She believes that painting is a form of healing. Alysha identifies as a painter but never limits herself to just painting, she also enjoys sculpture, drawing, and installation. By extending her creative energy onto a surface, Alysha is able to work through her questions regarding community and justice. Answers to these questions are rarely provided, but guidance from ancestors always specify new outlets of research. Alysha is a recent graduate of OCAD University with a major in Drawing and Painting. Her work involves oil and acrylic paints and incorporates themes of feminism and the human brain. Alysha features space and aesthetics to create an interesting combination of art in space.
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When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...
Knitting / Crocheting
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Art is a happy place. It makes you question the movements of the brush strokes and how it relates to the movement of humans. It creates a duality between objects and living beings. Sometimes, art speaks to your soul and you don't know why, but being present in that moment can help you find the answers you didn't know you needed.
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What artists do you admire right now?
Veronika Szkulardek, Nicole Katsuras, and Ebony G. Patterson
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