[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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!!
Wow. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so inspired, so supported, and so fancy! 😉 I just got home from the most incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience at TEDxWomen in DC. Basically, I got to spend 3 days making personal connections with radical feminists the likes of spoken word artist Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, Lynne Hurdle-Price of Nomada What … Continue reading TEDxWomen Recap!!!
(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, … Continue reading Eternally Mimi, works by Japanese Graffiti Artist Shiro, Opens August 29th!! NYC