Ashante Blackwood (Artisticlifestyle) is a 23-year-old fine artist based in Toronto. She specializes in portraits and concept art, her work captures the beauty and struggles of her culture and the process of her growing up insecure about things that identify her as a black woman. The bodies of work produced tell a story of her finding her purpose and finally learning to embrace as well love the features that make her the highest level of beauty from her ancestors. Ashante is a very versatile artist who not only works on canvas but she also works on jackets, shoes, mural, wood, and various other materials. She fell in love with art back in high school and continued into her college years, when she got accepted into all the colleges she applied to and studied at Humber College for their Visual and Digital Arts Program for 2 years. She’s been crafting and working in the field of art for about 5 years now at jobs like Scarborough Arts as a Gallery Assistant and is currently doing art full time as an entrepreneur. Ashante has put on as well as showcase her work in multiple shows in Toronto as well as internationally. In 2018 she won best visual artist in the #1 Canadian black magazine as well as had her first solo exhibition in 2019 in her hometown Scarborough where her art was showcased for 3 months. Her goal is to one day open up her own gallery/space for art, fashion, music, and events to showcase Toronto’s greatest undermined talent.
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