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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] About [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" up="10" down="10"][vc_column_text]Emma Riva is an art writer, author, and curator. She grew up in the New York neighborhood of Washington Heights where her uncle's time as a subway writer uptown in the '70s piqued her interest in graffiti. From there, she became...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] About [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" up="10" down="10"][vc_column_text] Texture, movement, material and process are key elements of my artwork. I attempt to bring viewers closer to the visceral or essential qualities of material and sites. I labor using my body and its presence as a tool to unlock...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] About [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" up="10" down="10"][vc_column_text]Max Emiliano Gonzales, also known by their artist name “GEMS”, can be classified as an activist, art educator, muralist, graffiti writer, curator, and much more. Originally from the Southwest side of Chicago and raised in Latino communities, Max brings a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] About [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" up="10" down="10"][vc_column_text] Caitlin Frances Bruce, PhD. Is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh. She researches public art in transnational and transitional contexts with a focus on graffiti, street art, muralism, and feminist art. Her first book is Painting Publics:...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] About [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" up="10" down="10"][vc_column_text]Shane Pilster stands as a multifaceted creative force encompassing the realms of artistry, muralism, curation, and graphic design. With a distinctive fusion of graffiti and urban arts expertise, he intertwines these skills with a fervent commitment to community engagement. Embracing...