Aquil Virani is a live artist and graphic designer based in Montreal.

He exhibited his “Canada’s Self Portrait” project at the Canadian Museum of Immigration.
He recently created an interactive painting for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators.
He won this year’s Applied Arts Conceptual Illustration Award.
Aquil Virani travels throughout North America to spread the joy of art.

Aquil distinguishes himself not only by his skill and his energy, but also by his interactive process. The “people’s artist” asks participants to answer a prepared question while he reproduces every response onto a live painting. The result? Collaborative artwork with a colourful, urban flair that engages both the heart and the mind.

Aquil strengthens the impact of his creative projects with graphic design and public speaking skills.

He is a member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada as well as a performer and coach within the Montreal Improv community. As a result, Aquil’s client list includes organizations like the NHL, L’Oréal, McGill University, Maybelline, Shoppers Drug Mart, Just For Laughs and McCarthy Tetrault LLP. He has been featured extensively on television, radio, print and online both nationally and internationally.

Aquil’s unconventional path is a perfect example of how passion, persistence and privilege can bring humble dreams to life.

Click here to learn more and see Aquil Virani’s online CV.

 

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