Born and raised in India, Ishita Banerjee has been living and practicing art in Canada for more than a decade. Holder of a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Fine Arts, Ishita has always been an artist: she is a dreamer that creates constantly. Her illustrations and paintings all show her great appreciation for abstraction and color, even though she has a penchant for dark lines. Ishita is inspired by the world that surrounds her: the human interactions, the emotions and feelings shared by all. Through her combination of lines and shapes, Ishita tends to send us back to past emotions that can be seen between her lines. She strives to give tangible forms to complex emotions such as grief, longing, loss, love or suffering. After being diagnosed in 2017 with Thyroid Cancer, art took a whole new meaning for the artist who had lost her voice. Creating became her coping mechanism and art and painting a distraction from her everyday life. From then, she started to draw human figures with tangled vocal cords, her loss reflecting in her practice. This period also brought her to experiment new medias, techniques and abstracts. Blacks, smoky grey’s and deep tones were predominant colors in her work who was the constant reflection of her desolation, devastation and hopelessness. Today, Ishita is cancer-free but her art still echos that time: her art evolved as she became more empathetic, open, creative and resilient.