Natalie V. Bochenska (Natalie Very B.) is a Polish-Canadian illustrator, muralist, and educator. She is currently concluding her studies at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI) in pursuit of a graduate diploma in Art Therapy. Having grown up in a country with a strong patriarchal regime and an obvious system of inequality, she strives to use her art to educate people about the importance of anti-oppressive practices.
Her bold and bright murals depicting the themes or nature and modern female empowerment can be found all across Ontario. She makes public art with the goal of changing preconceived notions of feminism by promoting self-love and body neutrality in the world. She painted her first mural at the OCAD building in 2015 and has fallen in love with working large scale ever since.
Her experience in painting on a variety of exterior and interior surfaces including concrete, brick, metal, wood, and glass has allowed her to collaborate with the City of Toronto, City of Hamilton, Arts Etobiocoke, East End Arts, Lakeshore Arts, Stonegate Community Health Centre and Collective Arts Brewing; in addition to her work with the Junction, Mount Pleasant, Queensway, College West, and DuKe Heights BIAs, as well as dozens of private clients.
Toronto Art Therapy Institute: DTATI /2022
Ontario College of Art and Design University:
BDes in Illustration / 2016
Toronto School of Art: Fine Arts Diploma / 2012
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design:
Foundation in Visual Arts Diploma / 2011
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to collaborate!
Want a mural?
Email me with some reference photos of your space and we can go from there. I can't wait to work with you :)