Aneela Dias-D’Sousa began her career while she pursued her bachelors of Fine Art degree from the University of Mumbai, India. Here she received recognition for her work through National awards such as the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Scholarship and the State Art Merit Award.
In 2007 Aneela moved to Toronto and was admitted as a mature student to the Crafts and Design program at Sheridan where her aesthetic sensibility changed to reflect her change in environment. Soon after, Aneela was accepted as a resident at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
She has exhibited at the Gardiner Museum, the Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, the Toronto Outdoor Art exhibition and the Thames Art Gallery, to name a few. Aneela has actively supported the ceramic arts in Toronto by involving herself with Toronto Potters as their Director of Exhibitions.