Misbah Ahmed is an illustrator and designer based in Toronto, Canada. Themes in her work explores liminal space, cultural hybridization and non-binary perspectives. She graduated from OCADU with the 2019 illustration medal and is currently working out of 401 richmond through a studio residency. Upcoming work includes a new zine this spring being published with Old Growth Press, and a solo show in June at the Loon gallery. 

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2018 Bachelor of Design, Illustration - OCAD University, Toronto, ON


2018 Illustration Medal Winner, OCAD University

2018 Project 31 Award, OCAD Universit

2018 Nora E. Vaughan Award, OCAD University

2018 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize, OCAD University


2019 “One of These Things is Not Like the Other”, A Space Gallery, Toronto 

2019 “We Are Each Other’s Muses”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

2018 “Milkcrate Vol. 2: Portraits of Your Friends”, OCADU, Toronto

2018 “Milkcrate Vol. 1”, OCADU, Toronto

2017 “Evocations and Becomings”, Chinatown Soup, New York

2017 “Homework”, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto

2017 “Im/mature”, Anniversary Gallery, Toronto

2017 “Anytime, Anywhere”, Afterschool, Toronto


2019 “Roseate Magazine”, Editorial feature, Toronto

2018 “The Strand: Fall Magazine”, Victoria College UofT, Toronto

2018 “Calander Girls, Virgo” Calendar Girls Film Collective, Melbourne

2018 “The Strand Newspaper: The Queer Issue”, Front cover, Victoria College UofT, Toronto 

2018 “Looseleaf Magazine Vol. 5", Project 40 Collective, Toronto

2018 Uncommon Sense v. 1, Tiger Dingsun, New York

2017 “DUTY FREE” Editor in Chief, Toronto


2018 “FOCAL POINT/SAF Art Book Fair”, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah 

2018 “Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit”, Nathan Philip Square, Toronto

2017 “Asian Zine Fair “, WAYF Collective, Tranzac Club, Toronto

2017 “Zine Dream 10”, The Great Hall, Toronto

2017 “TCAF”, Toronto Reference Library

2016 "Canzine 2016", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

2016 "Zine Dream 9", The Great Hall, Toronto

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