Zola

Zola is one of Montreal’s most politically and socially involved artists. She describes her art as “Anti-oppressive street art”. She is involved in the Decolonizing Street Art convergence of artists and in OffmuralEs, a collective aiming to offer a non-corporate alternative to the Mural Festival. She was voted by Complex as one of the 15 Emerging Street Artists to Watch in 2015 (that’s not just in Montreal but internationally).

For more information on Zola, see this interview given to Complex (in English) and this interview published in La Presse (in French), or visit her Facebook and Tumblr pages. Photos of her work, including a lot of off-street creations, are up on Instagram. She sells stickers, patches, posters, zines, t-shirts, etc through Storenvy.

Zola est une des artistes les plus politiquement et socialement engagés à Montréal. Elle décrit son art comme étant du “street art anti-oppression”. Elle est impliquée dans la convergence d’artistes Decolonizing Street Art ainsi que dans OffmuralEs qui propose une alternative non-commerciale au Festival Mural. Elle a été votée parmi les 15 artistes émergents à surveiller en 2015 par Complex (pas seulement à Montréal, mais internationalement).

Pour plus d’information sur Zola, lire cette entrevue (en français) publiée dans La Presse et cette entrevue (en anglais) donnée à Complex, ou visitez ses pages Facebook et Tumblr. Des photos de son art, incluant beaucoup de créations off-street sont disponibles sur Instagram. Zola vend des autocollants, patches, affiches, zines, t-shirts, etc via Storenvy.


wheatpastes / collages

A cheeky one…

Probably Zola’s smallest wheatpaste!

This photo © Zola

Skull on the right is by Rey Midax.

Collaboration between Swarm (portal) and Zola (person).

Another collaboration with Swarm (slightly damaged in this shot). A sticker variation of this piece also exists, scroll down to the stickers section.

Also visible top right: Stela

Also visible bottom left: Stela; this photo © Zola

Underneath balcony of industrial office building.

This photo © Zola

Also visible, stickers for Decolonizing Street Art and by Waxhead, Stela, Tik Tok, ROC514

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Left: also visible, paste-ups by Red Bandit (beneath Zola) and Meat (bottom)

Left photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

Left: Zola for OffmuralEs


stickers / autocollants

Collaboration with Swarm. This design originally existed as a wheatpaste (scroll up this gallery to view).

This one is presumed to be from Zola.

Zola, Riot Apologist.

Decolonizing Street Art stickers distributed by Zola.

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