ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bareket is a Toronto-based muralist, community-engaged artist and facilitator, curator, cultural producer, graphic designer, frequent collaborator and eternal optimist.
Her multidisciplinary practice is motivated by a desire to celebrate the power of kindness and compassion, cultivate gratitude, spread joy, and support the growth of inclusive and connected communities. She programs and facilitates projects that enable people to express themselves through creative engagement and increase the representation of Toronto’s diverse population. In her murals, she works with bright colours and bold patterns to captivate people’s attention and fill them with delight.
In 2017, she founded Women Paint, a street art jam celebrating the strength, resilience and diverse stories of women and non-binary artists and community members. As the initiative’s creative director, she has produced over 100 murals by emerging and established artists and facilitated intergenerational community murals and mural camps with youth.