Khilali is a self taught multifaceted artist from the Bronx. She takes great inspiration from Mexican painter Frida Khalo. Known for her bold colors and creation of her own painting style, Khalo challenged the societal norm and pushed boundaries with her art. Khilali’s Mission is to break stigmas and stereotypes while bringing awareness and representation to unarticulated areas. In her first exhibition (mind over matter) she strives to create a better understanding of mental health while creating a clean representation of the people who may be suffering with these conditions. Her belief is that mental disorders are not sharply defined, and that everybody deals with some sort of mental health related issue, each piece is curated to speak to every individual differently.
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it"
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced"