OCAD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE, B.DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION MAJOR 2013
Canadian - Nigerian heritage. Toronto based, London (UK) born, and bred below sea level in The Netherlands.
McComas’ work deconstructs social ideologies in relation to the self. Current series “Black & Reflective” examines the negotiation of personal identity within black identity and how the framework for this identity differs depending on the culture it is founded on. Through the influence of individual perspectives, this series aims to broaden the representation of blackness, document valuable realisations on identity, and offers a visual translation to those who do not identify.
In the past, Leone has explored masculinity and the rejection of vulnerability among women (“L’armour”), and the susceptibility of oneself in a state of post-love (“Adrift//Time Has No Meaning”). McComas participated in OCAD Univeristy’s 56th Florence scholarship program, graduating in 2013 with a Bdes major in Illustration.