New Documentary on Graff and Street Art Grrlz: “Street Heroines”

Because I’m a mother of a beautiful amazing brilliant small child, sometimes I miss the other stuff going on in life. But don’t get it twisted, I’m still down! 😉 Last night was one of those times, but luckily because Pau is painting at SUNY New Paltz this week (and on a panel today with me!), I… Read More

From the Archives: An interview with hemispheric graffitera MISS163

[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… Read More

Go See City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection

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… Read More

Notes on 5Pointz: Feelings, Responses, and the Desire to “Save”

Just before 7PM on Tuesday November 19th (Abu Dhabi time), I glanced down at my phone to get my social networking “fix” before class. I scanned the latest tweets and status updates. And there it was: Rage. Disbelief. Shock. Sadness. I went through each “stage of mourning” in about 60 seconds. Trying to explain to… Read More

Get Up for 5PTZ! A Request from Meres

In support of Saving 5 Pointz, Meres has asked that “supporters from around the world can take a day and do a save 5 pointz piece..then post on the official 5 pointz page..we have court this Wednesday..would be a great way to show the world how far the hand of support goes.” Recent Example Taken… Read More

Ruby Bridges Walks, a Public Art Series by Miss163 in the Bronx.

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… Read More

An Open Letter to the Wolkoff Family

October 9, 2013 Dear Wolkoff Family, I perused my Facebook newsfeed while drinking my coffee this morning (as per my morning ritual), and came across Nir’s and Bagli’s piece from yesterday’s Times. I sighed and thought, “let’s see what the latest news is.” Sometimes, being in the “future” is a very strange thing indeed. You see,… Read More

Urban Acrobatics: A Circus and Graffiti Spectacular

My colleague Caitlin Bruce is organizing something really cool in NYC this week…check it out! The first in a two part series of workshops investigating the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art. Please join us for a fun experiment in movement, publicity, and wonder. Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404133039812068/ Blog: http://circusgraffitispectacular.blogspot.com/