Isabelle Halmos is an emerging artist who was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She is a 2021 graduate from OCAD University with a BFA in Drawing and Painting. Since starting out as a pencil artist in her childhood, she has used her portraiture and photorealism skills to transition into colourful, over-saturated oil paintings, eventually branching out into installation, sculptural work, and mixed media. Captivated by bringing beautiful people and faces to life, she spends a considerable amount of time and detail on the nuances of facial features, then uses her love for abstraction and gestural, neo-expressionistic lines to create bodies and backgrounds. She is passionate about women’s issues, specifically sexual harassment and assault, and uses her work to speak on these matters. By mixing abstract bodies with realistic faces, she is able to convey messages about the confusion women feel about the ownership of their own bodies after being subjected to objectification and assault. Although the work is about these serious issues, she is still able to celebrate women’s bodies through expressionistic colour and bold, playful compositions that tell a story.