Thamara Perera (born 1997, Toronto, Canada) is a Toronto-based illustrator, artist and designer.

Raised in the suburbs of Montréal, she moved back to her hometown of Toronto to pursue a post-secondary education in art and design. She holds a Bachelor of Design from OCAD University and currently works as a freelance illustrator and designer in the Greater Toronto Area.

Her work has been featured in group exhibitions in Toronto and is held in private collections.


2015-2021 Bachelor of Design (BDes) in Illustration at OCAD University, Toronto.


401 Richmond Illustration Studio Career Launcher

  • Issued by OCAD University, May 2021
  • Awarded one year of free studio space at 401 Richmond in Toronto from June 2021 to May 2022. This is an opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners.

Group Exhibitions

2022 here-there listening room, here-there, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto.

2021 Colours of South Asia: Horizons of Hope, Visual Arts of South Asia, virtual exhibition.

2021 GradEx 106, OCAD University, online and at Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto.

2021 Major Works, OCAD University, virtual exhibition.

Selected Clients

  • Xpace
  • here-there collective
  • Bowden Brick & Stone Masonry

Using Format