Waterloo Region-based Canadian/Egyptian artist and designer,
Stephanie Boutari’s bright, bold, and colourful murals and
installations celebrate the beauty of balance and
Born and raised in Bahrain, Boutari came to Canada 15 years
ago for her post-secondary education, studying architecture and
completing her Master’s degree at the University of Waterloo.
A cooperative partner at BOKO, a design-build studio and
workshop in New Hamburg founded by her husband Adam
Schwartzentruber, whom she frequently collaborates with, Boutari’s
eye-catching downtown public artworks can be found in places like
Goudies Lane, Abe Erb, Settlement, and inside Vidyard, a converted
historical building near Victoria Park.
On Bonn Park with Sara Geidlinger and Marshall Ward, Boutari
reflects on how urban art, site-specific murals, and experimental
works not only adds meaning to our everyday lives but creates
one-of-a-kind gathering spaces in a vibrant and progressive
technology hub like Waterloo Region.