ABOUT ME | BIOGRAPHY
Reema Chopra is an art promoter, mentor, advocate and a professionally trained Canadian Contemporary Artist. Reema provides career advice, coaching, writing services, promotion, and digital marketing strategies for artists from beginners to advanced. She is a founder of White Antelope, a branding and marketing agency located in Toronto, Canada.
Reema brings her vast knowledge and experience in advertising, art, antiques, graphic design, marketing, events and promotions, along with an international network of contacts to each of her clients. She is committed to the success each client entrusts her to bring to their efforts. She is one of the upcoming new contemporary artists to emerge out of the Canadian landscape in the last decade.
Indian born Reema Chopra is a trained Graphic Designer, Contemporary Visual Artist, Digital Marketer and a certified Usui Reiki Master who grew up chanting mantras, painting modern art and exploring the science of Ayurveda. Her passion for art began at a very young age. As a child she was surrounded by art and music, along with the beauty of the Indian landscape, inspiring her interest in fine arts and graphic design. As a teenager, she was deeply inspired by her grandfather who introduced her to Ayurveda, Eastern Art, and Spirituality.
Reema's distinctive mark is seen in her ability to lay down "multi-layered coats of vibrant paint spread over a canvas with vigorous and bold brushstrokes. Reema’s entire body of work addresses taboo and controversial issues related to fundamental human experiences such as birth, death, and aspects of consciousness. Primarily influenced by the painters like Rembrandt and Monet helped place her work in direct conflict with the abstraction and conceptual art. Some of her favorite artists include works from Saya Woolfalk and Georgia O’Keeffe as well as work from a broad range of Canadian photographers.
She describes her style as primarily modern, abstract, textural and minimalist; others view it as spiritualism, and passion, that shows a link between the earth and cosmic forces above it. As such, the core of Reema's work lies in the natural imagery around her, but her ability to capture the elusive boundary between representation and abstraction is central to her singular language of modernism, she specifically incorporates her passion for art and spiritual practice in her visual explorations of the rhythms of daily life.
After graduating from Visual Communications, followed by Post graduation in Marketing and Public Relations from the University of Mumbai, India, she pursued her career as a Creative Art Director for some of the top advertising agencies, fortune 500 companies, design studios, and print publications. She moved to Toronto, Ontario in the 1990s, and completed her studies in Graphic and Web Design from George Brown College and Certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Toronto. Her versatile spirit has led her to incorporate many different styles and mediums into her works including acrylic colours, watercolors, digital art, pastels, and inks. She is a Founder of White Antelope, a Canadian company specializing in Diversity and Digital Marketing Management and Sohum Healing Arts Centre serving a diverse range of Canadian audiences.
Her upcoming series of artworks (l'art du Coeur) and (A Journey Within) are close-in portraits of female faces which depict the journey, pain, and suffering of women inhabited by beauty or imbued with suffering, all tied up together by the hypnotic eyes speaking the deep language of the soul.
Motivated and inspired by therapeutic art classes she facilitated at Ontario Shores of Mental Health in Whitby, Ontario, and Welcome Immigrant Center in Ajax Ontario, She quickly developed a deep passion for modalities of art therapies used for healing trauma, depression, PTSD, Dementia and many more. Reema’s art is one of disclosure, using her life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. Reema reveals her hopes, humiliations, failures, and successes in candid and, at times, excoriating work that is frequently both tragic and humorous.
She is devoted to the integrative field of Energy Medicine, treating a multitude of chronic and acute conditions. She is a philosopher at heart assisting individuals to heal on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. She has a passion for the arts, and actively supports local arts and community organisations in Durham Ontario region, having served as a Board member for an independent theater company Ajax Community Theater and a local art gallery Station Gallery in Whitby, Ontario and Non-profit Girls Inc Durham. She works with organisations who want to tap into the sentiments of their key stakeholder audiences in sustainable ways and is very keen on working with some great projects which are revenue generating for any community.
Reema is an animal lover, movie fan, loves to cook international cuisine and spends as much time as possible with her family. She loves to travel and photographs people in their own land. She presently lives in Ajax, Ontario, Canada with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She is a regular practitioner at Sacred Quest, Whitby where she facilitates group classes and one on one Reiki treatments. Reema’s work has been showcased at Ontario Shores Art Gallery, Whitby, Shamba foundation, Toronto, Aurora Cultural Center, Aurora, Ontario. Currently, she is currently working on commissioned art and her upcoming various Solo Art Shows in 2019.