Bareket Kezwer is a multidisciplinary artist, muralist, community engaged artist and facilitator, curator, cultural producer, creative director, graphic designer, mentor, frequent collaborator and eternal optimist.
Their practice is motivated by a desire to playfully celebrate the power of kindness, curiosity, and compassion and cultivate individual and collective gratitude. They use bright colours, joyful patterns and bold typography to captivate people’s attention and fill them with a sense of belonging or delight. They passionately create art that promotes radical self love and acceptance and use colour as medicine towards the goal of collective healing.
They create custom large-scale artworks for clients including The New Yorker, Tourism Canada, the City of Toronto, Gallery Stratford, Facebook Canada, Airbnb Canada, The Bentway, the City of Mississauga, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Toronto, Stackt Market, 401 Richmond, and private clients.
They facilitate community engaged art, and curate and produce collaborative murals. They are always trying to engage people through creativity while supporting the growth of inclusive and connected communities. They partner with local organizations and institutions including Arts Etobicoke, Baycrest Health Sciences, East End Arts, Lakeshore Arts, Mural Routes, STEPS Public Art, StreetARToronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Toronto Public Library and others, to facilitate community engaged public art projects across the city.
Their work has been featured in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Globe and Mail, CBC Arts, and Toronto Life.