Fatima Tajah Olson is an artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was born and raised in Southern Africa. Tajah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr Art & Design University and a Diploma in Fashion Design. Her work is influenced by her African heritage, memories of her childhood and life experiences living in Africa. She is also inspired by different mythological tales from different tribes as well as the beauty of the female form, structure and faces from tribes around the world. Her work also explores different locations in British Columbia that she combines with her tribal artwork.
Tajah uses herself as the model and incorporates her own costumes, make-up and hair design to create her magically unique photography images. She is currently working on new collections as well as abstract contemporary paintings for Aswesi Arts.
Tajah is also a professional dance instructor/African dance performer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Sometimes she combines dance and artwork as a Aswesi Art performance. She was also featured on Canada’s Got Talent 2011 – Canada’s Got Talent
Tajah dedicates her artwork and career name to the memory of her grandmother who passed away from a brain aneurysm when Tajah was 15 years old. Sadly, Tajah was the one who discovered her grandmother’s deceased body.