On May 16th, 2018, advanced copies of my book arrived from NYU Press. Then a few days later, they started appearing in other people's hands: Do you have yours? Send a selfie via Twitter @JustJess_PhD
[written Summer 2013] No Somos “Mariposas,” Somos “MariPUSSY”: An Interview with Graffiti Art Activist MISS163 aka Sharon Lee De La Cruz. Walking through the streets of New York City you are bound to note the graffiti-covered buildings, bridges, and tunnels. You may ask yourself “how,” but have you ever wondered: “why” or “who?” Approximately 28 … Continue reading From the Archives: An interview with hemispheric graffitera MISS163
Art Basel is America's largest art fair which happens during the first week of December each year in Miami, Florida, gathering thousands from around the world to view the spectacle. Few & Far needs your help to make this happen!! Each year we have gone out and painted, each time with a larger and more prominent … Continue reading Support Few and Far at Art Basel!!!
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
I finally got to the wall at O1NE Yas Island!!! A few of my students came (along with the most excellent photographer Scott Barfield) and we spent an hour basking in the literal awesomeness of this wall. The basics: 18 international artists, 5500 cans of paint, about 15? lifts, and an 18 meter high 2,500 … Continue reading The largest graffiti art commission in history?! O1NE Yas Island
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