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. She also wrote a collection of short fiction entitled Everything Life Has to Offer (Invisible Publishing, 2016). Most recently, Shari made 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. 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).