About 3 weeks ago I was back in New York City for a handful of days, thoroughly enjoying the dark skies, slushy snow, and freezing wind. What can I say? I'm a winter baby. I had a short list of critical TO DO's for my visit: 1. eat any and all Latin American food (things like tostones … Continue reading Go See City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection
My timing in terms of availability for travel this Spring is--to say the least--utterly tragic. First, I missed hanging out with the street artists in Cairo during Phase 2 of the WOW campaign. And now, to add insult to injury I will be missing a mega-event for female graffiti artists in London on March 8th...International Women's … Continue reading Femme Fierce: Leake Street All Female Take Over
My fieldwork is wonderful because every moment is a possible encounter with a new work or a new artist. The streets are good like that, full of potential. An NYUAD colleague and I loaded up a bus of students, faculty, and staff to go to Quoz, a day of art, design, music, and film in … Continue reading Running into Steffi Bow At Quoz Day in Dubai
Just thought you outta know about Miss163's latest project, funded by the DOT's Urban Arts Program. You can peep it on Hunts Point ave, passing the Bruckner Expressway. I've been working with the image of Ruby Bridges because I feel that communities of color need to analyze and take note of how she was used … Continue reading Ruby Bridges Walks, a Public Art Series by Miss163 in the Bronx.
You're maybe wondering what happened to "artofgettingovaries.wordpress.com"...or why the URL is one thing and the blog title is another. Allow me to explain: As my dissertation started shifting into a book (no pressure!)—tentatively titled Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Transnational Feminist Aesthetics in Hip Hop Culture—I decided I needed a new blog title too. Titles are my … Continue reading What’s in a blog name?
There really is nothing better than traveling and finding that Miss17 has been there and there and there and there and well, everywhere! My trip to Athens was extra special because she left me a present. So, we went on an adventure and followed her around the city. I made a cheesy video from photos cause … Continue reading Following Carmen Sandiego..er Miss17 Around Athens
I first came across the fierce wildstyle of Mexican-American graffitera Jerk LA in issue 3 of my favorite grrlz graf mag COP Magazine (buy them!). Months and months later, her work appeared on my Facebook news feed and so I started doing some casual digging (“like” her artist page: www.facebook.com/Jerk.LA213). I found that since she was “managing her mischief” like a BOSS (pardon the HP … Continue reading Interview with JERK LA
I have some EXCITING NEWS!! The Girls on Top (the UK’s first all-female graffiti crew) are coming to NYC for group exhibition at bob bar this MAY (see bob bar page)!!! So, to hype you all up for the show, I thought I’d share an interview I did with Chock—one of the crew’s founders—in April. … Continue reading Interview with Chock GOT
As I’ve mentioned before—nothing makes my day like an email from someone who has seen and enjoyed my TED talk or read my manifesto in COP. Last September, I received an email from Stela, a Québécoise feminist street artist from Montreal, Canada who was mentioned in the guest blog by Katrine Couvrette. Stela’s work caught … Continue reading Interview with Stela
After I posted Katrine Couvrette's guest blog about female graffiti artists in Montreal, I asked my former student/research assistant/curatorial intern Eileen Quaranto (yes she wears many many hats!) if she would be willing to write up a brief response. Knowing the content of her thesis (I was her advisor for an independent study on female graffiti writers), I thought it would make for an … Continue reading Guest Blogger Eileen Quaranto, responds to Couvrette