MTL ZOO Artist of the day #7: Zema

The countdown to MTL ZOO‘s next show continues on Elementality with our 7th featured artist: Zema!

In case you’re just tuning in now, we’re counting down the days to the 1-year anniversary show by Montreal’s wildest group of artists MTL ZOOOver 40 artists from disciplines as varied as graffiti, installation, painting, and illustration take over the Agora gallery at the Cégep du Vieux Montreal this October 1st.

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Zema is a Montreal-based artist who has been active in the world of graffiti and bombing for more than 15 years. She is one of the few women graffiti writers in Montreal to have sustained such a long career, and is one of the founding members of the Paria Crew, a diverse group of graffiti writers and artists. Zema is also a muralist, illustrator, painter, designer, and lately, a tattoo artist at Tatouage Royal.

Zema participated in the first inaugural year of the MURAL public art festival, painting a mural with the Paria Crew. She is an enthusiast of Quebec’s graffiti history and emphasizes the importance of remembering the players who built Montreal’s graffiti scene in the face of the current rising popularity of street art.

Here are some of Zema’s pieces! To see more of her work, head to her website. And to keep up with the latest by MTL ZOO, check out their Facebook page!

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All pictures are property of Zema, and retain their original rights.

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