From the Archives…EGR

Who? EGR Where? NYC to Toronto via email When? Forever ago…well, early 2009. Toronto-based graffiti artist EGR caught my attention a long time ago. When I started my PhD program, and picked right back up interviewing writers, she was one of the first women I contacted. Even though we only had a brief email exchange,… Read More

Live Interview with ABBY at Davidson

Sometimes I get to be a part of a shift in history…hip hop history that is. Yesterday was one of those days. Abby and I were invited to Davidson College in North Carolina to talk about graffiti, history, and the politics of gender, race, and sexuality. Before we began, I asked the audience to think about the… Read More

From the Archive…Kaka

Who? Kaka, former pixadora Where? Somewhere in Rio… When? August 2010 The fact is, when you do over 20 interviews in 10 days (in another language in a foreign country), you lose track of small details like…location. No? Well I do. I remember visceral responses to places and people, overall impressions—not addresses. In order to… Read More

Interview with Free!

[Readers!! All 6 of you! I swear I have not abandoned you. Shiro’s show went up (see previous post), I spent almost 2 weeks in Florida getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, and then before I knew it the semester started and all of a sudden I realized…oh, my blog. I now have a fantastic intern… Read More

Eternally Mimi, works by Japanese Graffiti Artist Shiro, Opens August 29th!! NYC

(When it seems like I am slacking on the blog front, it is most likely because I am putting together something like this…please come through)  Eternally Mimi works by Shiro  Curated by Jessica N. Pabón Opening Reception: August 29th, 2012 at 7pm Exhibition Dates: August 29th–September 29th, 2012 bOb Bar is pleased to present Eternally Mimi,… Read More

digging through my archives…Solitas

Who? Solitas, Doce Brillos Crew Where? Santiago, Chile When? August 2010 I met up with the lovely Solitas at her apartment in Santiago. I began with the usual “please tell me your tagname and when you got started,” to which she responded “I began experimenting with painting in 1999 and I take breaks only when… Read More

digging through the archives…Alma

So here is the first of many archived interviews I will post in no particular order…maybe alphabetical? 😉 Who? Alma Where? La Chimba Hostel, Santiago, Chile (go there, best hostel ever) When? August 2010 Jess: Thanks for meeting me Alma! Can you tell me a bit about yourself and how you got started? Alma: I… Read More