Emerging Artist Residency
Emerging Artist Member Residency Recipient in honour of Jeannie Thib
Samsam Elmi (she/her) is a Toronto-based artist, who holds an honours BFA in Visual Art from York University. Mainly utilizing the intaglio and screenprinting processes, she focuses on the exploration of mark-making juxtaposed with representational imagery. She begins with a phrase or sentiment that organically evolves, highlighting words with double meanings or following cyclical thought processes. Elmi documents and wants to accept each act as an irreversible process as it occurs. Through the exploration of mark-making, she hopes to showcase a visual representation of the inner mind that continues to shape her outlook as both a person and artist.