About Shari

Shari Kasman is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and piano teacher in Toronto. In terms of art, her work is sometimes conceptual and other times experimental. Her creations often stem from the hyperlocal and might involve the public or pop up in public space. In 2018 her photo collage was installed around a construction site in midtown Toronto—a piece that’s approximately 350 feet in length. Shari has published work in magazines including Taddle Creek, Spacing, and This Magazine. Her collection of short fiction is entitled Everything Life Has to Offer (Invisible Publishing, 2016). In fall 2018, Shari released a photo book called Galleria: The Mall That Time Forgot—a book that focuses on Toronto’s Galleria Mall and looks into local history as well as the rise and fall of the shopping mall, in general. She subsequently made an abridged and updated version of the book, called Goodbye, Galleria, released in spring 2019. Shari’s background is in music (BFA, York University). She has taught piano for over fifteen years to many talented students (and to some untalented ones, as well).