Kezna Dalz, also known as Teenadult, is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal. Her work is recognizable by its use of raw lines and pastel colors. She considers the combination of her background in political science studies and her passion for art to be an important foundation for her practice. Recurring themes in her work are feminism, love of self and others, emotional vulnerability and anti-racism. She aims to spread beauty and empathy through art.
She has participated in several group exhibitions such as: Opening the Dialogue on Body Diversity, a complementary exhibition to the Picasso exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Fun & Flore exhibition at Livart and the D'après Picasso exhibition at Espace Mushagalusa. Her clients include Converse, Little Burgundy, Call it Spring, Cool Magazine and a host of non-governmental organizations.
Artistic approach For Kezna, art and emotions, as well as the human condition, come together and drive her to create. Her inspiration comes from her own feelings, from what surrounds her, from anecdotes from her loved ones, from disturbing world situations but most of all, from her values. As a black queer woman, her motivation is greatly fueled by the desire to offer herself and others a representation that she feels is necessary and missing in society. With a sensitive temperament, she also allows her emotions, both happy and sad, to guide her in her creation, as art is, above all, a therapeutic activity in her eyes. Thus, she rarely creates sketches before settling in front of the easel because she prefers a more free and instinctive work. She chooses her favorite colors, often in pastel tones, and gradually fills the painting with female or non-binary bodies, rough lines, fruits and flowers and sometimes even key words.