I'm THRILLED to announce that the Fall 2013 issue of TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies has DROPPED!! My piece on Crazis Crew, Turronas Crew, and Rede Nami “Be About it: Graffiteras Performing Feminist Community” joins works on Censorship in Egypt, Hip Hop in Israel, TDR's first born–digital article and more! Here is the (truncated) … Continue reading BUY this issue!!! Read my piece: Graffiteras Performing Feminist Community!!
Graf Grrlz on the Rise, weeks 2 and 3!
I have no idea where time goes, but if you are following my blog you already know my posts are sporadic at best. So, I am #sorrynotsorry this update is way overdue since it is now week 4. First, a few things I've learned from weeks 2 and 3 as a summer camp art instructor: … Continue reading Graf Grrlz on the Rise, weeks 2 and 3!
“Wild Thing” Artwork by Sharon Lee de la Cruz aka MISS163 Opens Tonight!
If you're in NYC tonight, swing through the opening at bOb!! bOb Bar is pleased to present Wild Thing, an exhibition of work by graffiti artist MS163. Please join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, July 3rd to meet the artist and celebrate her work. In MS163’s series Wild Thing, the fictional yet familiar character … Continue reading “Wild Thing” Artwork by Sharon Lee de la Cruz aka MISS163 Opens Tonight!
Report from Graf Grrlz on the Rise, Week 1
In my last entry, I mentioned I’d be working with a program for girls here in Miami called Women on the Rise! The program itself works with various organizations over the summer, but as of last Tuesday I’ve been spending my days at the Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart with a program called Honey … Continue reading Report from Graf Grrlz on the Rise, Week 1
Graffiti Grrlz on the Rise, MOCA Miami
So, as usual, I’ve been busy. After the “My Thuggy Pony” jam and the opening of the Girls On Top Crew at bOb…I graduated (you can now call me Dr. Pabón!) and spent (at least a week) celebrating in Boston where I grew up—reconnecting with friends and family members before I move to the Middle … Continue reading Graffiti Grrlz on the Rise, MOCA Miami
My Thuggy Pony All-Grrlz Jam in the Bronx
When I went to bed last night I had no idea I'd be spending 8 hours in the pouring rain watching some of NYC's illest graffiti women kill a wall in the Bronx. Granted, I knew they were painting since I helped organize it...but the non-stop-just-enough-to-soak-your-feet-throughout-the-day-misty sprinkly stuff----that part was a surprise. And the wall … Continue reading My Thuggy Pony All-Grrlz Jam in the Bronx
Interview with JERK LA
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
HomeGirls artworks by Abby online store is up!
I hope you'll take the time to visit http://www.abbygraff.com and then buy a canvas or print for your collection, or for your favorite hip hop fanatic. Truly is money well spent. HOMEGIRLS artwork by Abby A Queens, New York native, Abby is a visual artist with roots in the early ‘80s graffiti art scene at … Continue reading HomeGirls artworks by Abby online store is up!
“Homegirls” artwork by Abby, opening next Wednesday!!
HOMEGIRLS artwork by ABBY curated by Jessica N. Pabón Opening Reception: Wednesday April 17th, 2013 6PM-9PM RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/299368726856841 bOb Bar is pleased to present the solo exhibition HOMEGIRLS, a collection of works that transform the cities Abby has called home into figurative representations. Abby uses traditional graffiti letter forms to illustrate metaphors and emotions—which are intimate, and sometimes universal … Continue reading “Homegirls” artwork by Abby, opening next Wednesday!!
Guest Blogger Eileen Quaranto, responds to Couvrette
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