Abe Lincoln Jr. is a Graphic Artist living in Brooklyn NY and hails from Northern California. Abe’s work is informed by skateboarding, punk rock, mid-century modern design and a healthy dose of sarcasm. Abe’s work has appeared everywhere from the Streets of NYC to the foothills of the Indian Himalayas to the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Abe has collaborated with brands such as Converse, Kid Robot, Topps Trading Cards among others. Abe has designed toys, stickers, custom sneakers, apparel, accessories, skateboards, artist cards and posters among other things.
AC2BSK Known for his oldskool style and painting oldskool themes that everyone can relate to AC2BSK has been writing for over 20 years. He is the first Bushwick original graffiti writer to paint with the Bushwick Collective.
ADOR is a French street artist from Nantes. He creates murals of large scale with imaginative humanoid characters, usually with large mouths and long noses. He created his universe filled with imaginative characters inspired by fairy tales, circus spectacles, current events, caricatures and he likes to mix the ones he has already painted in different situations. Ador started in 2005 by doing murals in the little neighborhood where he grew up. Now he is spraying his creations worldwide on the walls of Montreal, Shanghai, Mallorca or Manchester.
Anat is a Houston based self‐taught urban artist. In her street art pieces, which are typically not commissioned, she lets her feelings and opinion run free and reflect her notice of current affairs, global injustices, social matters and her love for animals. Her challenges have helped mold her into an independent woman whose art causes the audience to pause in intelligent reflection and appreciation of beauty. As an untrained artist, she has an organic relationship towards art‐making that corresponds to a vital need, a matter of personal balance and identity.
Anthea Missy is a French-born self-taught street artist currently living in Brussels. In 2014, she started exploring painting full time after she obtained a masters’ degree in business administration. Since then, she has been combining her two greatest passions: traveling and creating. Missy’s art is underlined by her motto of “come as you are,” a simple spiritual approach to life. It reflects in her work. Anthea sets to create street art atmospheres rather than send explicit and direct messages. She aims to portray the character of a certain location.
Antonio R. McilLwiane is a Philadelphian fine artist, known as “Arm of Casso”. Hailing from the School of Creative and Performing Arts, he uses his fine art skills to produce intricate and colorful pieces that bring humans and animals to life in an urban but classic way! Using mixed medium methods, his works are created with acrylic, micro pens, sharpies and bubble paint. Arm Of Casso’s usage of vibrant color combinations and sharp crisp lines has given his works opportunities to be displayed in Vibe Magazine and multiple hip hop artist sites. His art has also been seen by Swizz Beats, Lupita Yongo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Quest Love and many well-known art venues.
Alex Senna is a Brazilian street artist, colorblind he developed continuous lines of one color in his drawings and notebooks until the moment when he transported them on to the walls of the cities he left a vivid mark on.
Alexander Mijares is a self-taught artist, he finds inspiration in the dynamic energy of both his city of Miami and his Cuban and Spanish roots, and creates pieces that are rich in culture. We are proud to feature one of many of his vibrant pieces in The Wynwood Coloring Book.
Alice Mizrachi is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working in the mediums of painting, installation, and murals. Her work explores identity and the interconnectedness of individuals and community through the dual lens of compassion and empathy. Through figurative work that reinforces both personal and community-oriented identity, Alice aims to inspire creative expression and a sense of shared humanity through art. Alice has worked as an arts educator for nearly twenty years for a variety of organizations including BRIC Arts, The Laundromat Project and The Studio Museum in Harlem.
The collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf) was formed in New York City in 2001. Its principal members are Eli Sudbrack (born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1968) and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson (born in Paris, France in 1973). Avaf fuses drawing, sculpture, video, and performance into carnivalesque installations in which gender, politics, and cultural codes float freely. A study in visual adaptation and modification, avaf’s work recycles and transforms imagery from one project to the next—often in the form of densely patterned wallpapers and graphic signage.
Aquarela Sabol is a Miami-based fine artist, muralist and overall visual creator. She attended Columbia College Chicago for fine arts in the late 90’s, however she is primarily a self taught artist. Her preferred medium is oils combined with non-traditional fine art mediums such as spray paint, textiles, reclaimed wood and found objects. Aquarela’s favorite subject matter generally focuses on portraiture and the feminine form with a nod to popular culture, combining design, context and setting to provoke deeper interpretations of each piece.
Brooklyn artist Ben Angotti works in dualities. A classically trained artist, he juxtaposes high Romantic themes and Symbolism with urban street art and graffiti to create powerful images. He often weaves technical skill with allegorical commentaries on modernity, sensuality, and the dark recesses of the human soul. Ben works in many mediums, from sculpture to spray paint, in an effort to create works that are at once temporal and timeless. Eros and Thanatos ground his work thematically. His figurative forms are ethereal, and carry a sense of the fleeting moment that they convey.
Stanton is originally from California where he studied Illustration at Laguna College of Art and Design. He relocated to New York after graduating in 2008 where continues to live and work in Red Hook, Brooklyn constantly drawing inspiration from local nautical history. His work has recently been shown in a 12th Century crypt, on the Berlin Wall, a Fiat 500, and in galleries worldwide. Focusing on meticulous technique and craft, Stanton’s work is heavily informed by historic ornamentation, religious iconography, and classical painting.
Belowkey is a visual artist from Queens, NY who specializes in aerosol, painting, drawing, screenprinting, and graphic design. He has been making his presence felt on the streets of New York for over a decade with no end in sight.
Eve Biddle and Joshua Frankel are artists passionate about public art and its powerful effect on the community. Together, they have received commissions for public artworks from the Philadelphia Mural Arts, North Brooklyn Public Arts Council, the Indianapolis Arts Council, NYCares and Local Projects at the legendary 5Pointz. Thus far, they have created over 16,000 square feet of public murals across the country, to which TimeOut NY says “make a beeline.” Their car was dubbed “Coolest Car Ever” by Steak-Enthusiast.com.
Top-hatted artist spreading grins around the world with his anarchic art-comedy. Bortusk Leer is originally from Slovenia and lives in Amsterdam. He creates colorful monsters that contain a healthy dose of humor. He burst onto the art scene in 2007 and his happy, childish, neon, silly work has appeared on streets and gallery walls in numerous places around the world. With the sole purpose of brightening up the viewers day and cheering them up a bit. Bortusk calls his style art comedy, but sometimes he’s the only one laughing if we’re being honest.
Patrick Hershberger started the BONUSSAVES project while residing in Chicago in 2007. He currently lives in SW Michigan. His work entails large-scale nature works, covering the walls of public and private individuals, schools, community centers, and farms.
Begoña Toledo is a London-based Spanish visual artist also known as Boxhead. After finishing her bachelor in Utrecht and being selected as part of the top ten students of her generation by the University of Barcelona, she started her professional career in Amsterdam, where she lived for five years. Now lives and works in London, she has exhibited her studio work internationally and continues to create big scale murals all over the world.
Billy Mode is an internationally known Baltimore-based artist. Billy places thought-provoking text into repeated patterns as a mantra or an invitation to explore deeper meaning. Billy also creates multi-layered collages as a play upon organic designs.
CASE is a renowned German graffiti artist widely recognized for his breathtaking images of twisted, abstract portraits and body shapes that are so bizarrely beautiful and go beyond the reality and step into the realm of surreal.
Cryptik creates from a palette of wonder, where all science, math, and true art spring from equal mystery. His is a clear-eyed art practice of more questions asked than answered. The Southern Californian creative’s intricate, almost trance-inducing works—be they on mammoth walls, slap stickers, or hanging in galleries—find voice in images of spiritual universality.
Chris RWK was born and raised in New York. The imagery of comics and cartoons sparked his interest at an early age. Graffiti opened up his view of the art world, and fine art kept him engaged. Chris’ paintings frequently cite past conceptions of popular culture embedded in his psyche’s cache. This use of intertextuality also serves to offer a comfort or familiarity of sorts to the viewer. Chris’ works frequently reveal daily musings and people one would pass on the street without looking or thinking about twice.
ChyTea has cultivated his skills in art and design for many years. He is the author of the Mitrooper character that represents the fighting spirit in everyone who has been a “trooper” at some point in life. We all have stood strong through hardship and good times. “Mi” stands for me, and trooper is within you. The Mitrooper is a protective soul, guarding each individual and the universe. Mitrooper gives hope to the hopeless, courage to the doubtful, and strength to the weak. It’s a reminded that at the end of each tunnel, there is a light. ChyTea believes in “staying positive and staying humble.”
Cartoonist/Designer/Street Artist and Creator/Creative Director of Ahumanfly, Chris Pyrate draws, paints and designs constantly; rendering his imagination in many forms. Born in Washington DC and currently based in Miami after spending five years in Brooklyn, Pyrate runs his Ahumanfly Gallery/Boutique located on the edge of Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Pyrate’s clients range from major musicians such as Grammy Award winning artist Lupe Fiasco, legends Wutang & GWAR, to publishing companies such as Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment and even gallery curation for organizations such as AAAS/Science Magazine.
Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of 13, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. Taking the name “CRASH” after he accidentally crashed the computer in his school, his name began appearing on trains circulating all throughout New York City. CRASH’s career took off and he saw instant popularity throughout Europe and America, and eventually Asia. CRASH has been part of numerous museum and gallery shows around the world focusing on Graffiti and Street Art, and has works in many permanent museum collections.
Christopher Sweeney is a contemporary street artist located in South Florida. He is known for his use of colorful stylistic backgrounds and powerful cartoonish foreground, frequently describing the theme of love by his signature stretched hearts and the popular Xørobot. His work can be seen at galleries and murals in Miami, Jacksonville, and Vero Beach.
Cernesto is a native of NYC, he got his start writing graffiti in the early nineteens. Continued development as a visual artist and musician finds Cern being more involved with painting murals nowadays.
Chris Riggs is a NYC native, began painting at the young age of 3. By age 11 his chosen medium became aerosol and started painting murals in abandoned buildings and train tunnels in NYC. After trading his spray cans for paint brushes while attending college, he became a proud half-time Miami resident.
Claudia La Bianca, born in Bagheria, Sicily was a mischievous 11 years old sneaking her way around town painting murals and wherever else she could depict her fantasy world. She studied at the Institute of Arts where she specialized in fashion design. She doesn’t stop there, Claudia is also a film-maker and producer when she isn’t running around and painting on anything she can get her hands on.
Born and raised in Miami, Courtney is strongly influenced by the city’s vibrant colors, which shines through in her paintings. Courtney’s purpose in her creations is to elicit an uplifting energy from the viewer; the most common words she hears when people describe her work are, “happy, cheerful, vivid.” With Courtney’s artistic style- bold, colorful and filled with texture- the possibilities are endless, and she looks forward to making her life’s canvas more beautiful everyday.
Cori Hohër is a Miami based Venezuelan emerging artist that investigates color as a scientific phenomenon through an intense repetition of geometric arrangements.