Stephanie Babij (she/her) is an urban-Indigenous visual artist of Ojibwe and mixed-settler heritage. Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, with maternal roots in Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation, she now makes her home in Unceded Algonquin Territory/Ottawa. Stephanie’s visual arts practice includes acrylic paintings, drawings and wood burnings crafted from fallen trees.
Her self-taught artistic expression reflects both her personal healing journey and cultural reclamation. Stephanie’s visual storytelling is guided by her dreams and awareness of her subconscious. Through her art, Stephanie blends her background in environmental science with her deep love of the natural world. In her work you’ll find elements of Indigenous teachings, animals, plants and the celebration of women’s bodies. The pieces that Stephanie creates call people to honor their relationship with the land and welcome dialogues about climate justice and living ethically with creation.
As her career continues to unfold, Stephanie looks forward to supporting others to find their own healing through art and to creating large-scale community-engaged murals.