Paulo Ito: “Fortunately, There Still Are Many White Walls”

Artist name: Paulo Ito Featured Work 1: World Cup Mural Paulo Ito is a Brazilian artist who specializes in thought-provoking, narrative street art. In a style that bends and stretches through perspectives, dimensions, dreams, and harsh realities, Ito explores the often destructive societal systems and patterns he observes around him. He portrays relationships, love, diversity, injustice, and loss…

La rouille: “It Gives Me Balance”

Artist name: La rouille Featured Work 1: Outdoor work in Prima valley , Rome The figures in La rouille’s works seem to be both ethereal and embedded, natural  inhabitants of their often dilapidated urban surfaces. While creating beautiful and haunting images, La rouille exposes decay, highlights erosion, covers,  reveals, and releases. Watch a video of this artist in progress below…

Alexandra Henry: “Anything That Makes You Feel Something”

Artist name: Alexandra Henry Featured Work 1: Magrela Video from the Street Heroines Documentary Series Director, Photographer, and CurateNYC Emerging Artist Alexandra Henry lends her thoughtful and intuitive eye and lens to the world of female street artists in her series, “Street Heroines.” While exploring São Paulo on foot she began to document and explore the work of women around the globe who…

Bruno Big: “I Want to Preach Love”

Artist name: Bruno Big Featured Works: Panel designed for office Canal Brazil and turned TV vignette, graffiti (done in collaboration Big’s friends Marcelo JOU , William Memi . Marcio SWK and Thiago TARM), and a video documenting the creation of the Ousadia and Alegria collection (more information below). On June 17 Bruno Big will join Marco Gallotta in sharing…

Callie Garp: “We Are All Constantly Growing and Changing”

Artist name: Callie Garp Featured Work 1: As well as executing beautiful drawings and illustrations with delicate lines, intuitive color choices, and self-affirming and bold phrases, Callie Garp runs both the Fabulously Feminist Magazine and design shop, dedicated to social and eco justice. Since her work often includes text and literally speaks for itself, I won’t spend too long…

Miriam Robinson: “The Indescribable”

Artist name: Miriam Robinson Featured Work 1: “Faceprint” Free Painting Hidden in Public Interdisciplinary Artist Miriam Robinson creates a range of colorful, beautiful, and layered works. They contain rich hues and some utilize carefully chosen areas of white negative space and thoughtful written messages to engage the viewer. She experiments with control and chance and wanders along…

Blu Loui: “Something That Has to Touch My Heart”

Artist name: Blu Loui Featured Work 1: Blu Loui captures diverse moods and characters in his striking, balanced works.  He uses contrasting colors, strong outlines, and  accurate and emotive curving lines in his drawings which capture the essence of a moment or being, and range from fanciful cartoons to illustrative realism. Featured Work Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art…

Vaughn Whitney Garland: “Art is the Discovery of Myself in the World.”

Artist name: Dr. Vaughn Whitney Garland Featured Work: RightHereOnce, Online Sound Walk: sample from Geology of the Fall Zone: North Geo Tour (select the image below to visit a segment of this interactive audio walking tour series) Dr. Vaughn Whitney Garland is a sound artist and independent curator who is an active participant in Richmond, VA’s vibrant public and community art scene.  He creates sound…

Moriviví: “We Want to Stimulate Reactions That Help us Grow as a Society.”

Arts Organization name: Moriviví Featured Work 1: Moriviví Mural in Progress: The Moriviví women’s art collective in Puerto Rico is passionate about interacting with local communities and creatively expressing the communities’ voices. They currently focus on the collaborative creation of murals which integrate beautiful symbolic images with social commentary. Their work has been the victim of censorship,…

Jennie Lobato and drawchange: “That Every Child on Earth Could Express Themselves in Good Times and in Bad Through Art.”

Artist and Arts Organization name: Jennie Lobato and drawchange Featured Work 1: Children participating in a drawchange program with founder Jennie Lobato Jennie Lobato is an artist and community arts education provider who founded drawchange in 2009 in order to provide art opportunities to under-served children. The program works with Art Therapists and Child Behavior Therapists to offer a tailored curriculum…

Kentaro Yamada: “I Want to Contribute Something Positive”

Artist name: Kentaro Yamada Featured Work 1: Uplifted Project with Chef Rick Gresh Kentaro Yamada’s photography project “The Uplifted” shows people with their most prized possessions levitating before them. It bridges the everyday and the otherworldly. I think this creative and unique honoring of humanity’s diverse personalities and life paths has an “uplifting” effect for the viewer and for the subjects…

Will Holman: “Everyone Deserves Good Design.”

Artist name: Will Holman Featured Work 1: Zip Tie Lounge Chair Slideshow above from William Holman’s site, along with this description of his work: “The Zip Tie Lounge Chair is a flat-pack armchair made of plywood panels sewn together with zip ties. Requires 16 square feet of plywood, 44 zip ties, and no tools for…