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Maral Agnerian

Magpie Creations
Toronto, ON Canada

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I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon and, during high school and early university, illustrated an independent comic book, "The Will to Power . . . and other neuroses," which served to hone my skills. In high school I majored in Visual Arts in the Claude Watson Arts Program and graduated from the Illustration program at the Ontario College of Art and Design. I primarily work in acrylic with collage-I find the unpredictable element involved in ripping up images into fragments of pattern and colour and then reassembling them into something new and beautiful endlessly fascinating and inspiring. Most of my works could be loosely categorized as fantasy, although for the pieces nearest to my heart the closest description in my estimation would probably be "religious icons"â€"to the human form, since I don't subscribe to any particular religion. I simply find the human form beautiful, especially the female, and I love lush textures, rich colours, and fine details, so I try to impart all those things into everything I create.

My work has been published in a variety of books and magazines, including Hero Games, Realms of Fantasy, and Strange Horizons. I currently work in Toronto, Ontario as a freelance costumer, accessories designer and illustrator while pursuing various other creative interests, such as singing and bellydancing; there are plenty of other skills I'd love to learn, but there just isn't enough time in the day.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2008 - January 26-27 in Mesa, AZ
   Otakuthon 2008 - July 26-27 in Montreal, QC
   G-Anime 2009 - February 7-8 in Gatineau, QC
   Otakuthon 2009 - July 31 - August 2 in Montreal, QC
   G-Anime 2010 - February 6-7 in Gatineau, QC
   Otakuthon 2010 - August 13-15 in Montreal, QC
   G-Anime 2011 - February 5-6 in Gatineau, QC
   ConBravo! 2011 - July 30-31 in Burlington, ON
   Otakuthon 2011 - August 12-14 in Montreal, QC
   ConBravo! 2012 - July 27-29 in Burlington, ON
   ConBravo! 2013 - July 26-28 in Hamilton, ON
   FrostCon 2017 - January 21-22 in Burlington, ON
12 guest appearances

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