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10-1-2014

Destruction holds in it the same charge as creation. As hard as it is to watch, the dissolution of public art is part of it's beautiful, temporal nature. Sad that it has to be replaced by condos to accommodate transplants and breeds of people with lack of culture, but that's also implied in the nature of change. It's happening everywhere in cities all over the world, but it particularly plucks at my heart strings in the U.S. because we are lacking in so much rich artistic culture to begin with. These are some pictures of some Dia de Los Muertos inspired pieces I did on the back a tortilla factory in East Austin that was just demolished to make way for condos. In a world that truly valued artistic expression, public art would hold more weight than private gain.

6-13-2014

Last weekend, I got together with local artists Roshi K and Lady non-stop to paint the back of New India Restaurant in South Austin. Our goal was to beautify this alley by adding a dope feminine touch. A crew from Murals and Girls joined us to document the whole thing. Saturdays like this are the best. Many thanks to the ladies for making this a dope paint session, to Kobra Paint for sponsoring the project and for Mahesh at New India for letting us rock his wall to spice up the neighborhood.

5-31-2014

Kicking off what is to be a series of "Ghetto Princesses" at the perfect place for princesses-Austin, Texas's own Castle Hill

5-08-2014

Last Saturday, I was invited to paint 3 large portraits at The Elizabeth Ney Museum in North Austin in honor of the renown German sculptor Elizabet Ney. The portraits were based on photographs I took of some of her sculptures, as well as an archival photograph of Elizabet that was lent to me by the museum. The pieces are now installed on the building adjacent to the museum, available to be enjoyed by the public. Do a drive by!

4-12-2014

This weekend I was invited to paint at The Paintyard in San Antonio. A million thanks to Scott and everyone else at The Paintyard for being generous with their space, beats and time. and thanks to young Dreezy for all the dope pics and video

3-29-2014

Here are a series of process shots for the mural I just finished on the exterior of Salon Sovay in South Austin. The concept was to create a memorial of Farrah Fawcett getting a blowout hairdo by a bunch of angels in heaven. Thanks to the beautiful owner Sovay for hiring me to paint such a fun project.

2-16-2014

Another dope Saturday painting on the tracks in the ATX with Spratx artists Roshi K, Deko and Lady Non Stop. Big up to the Spratx peeps for letting me lace up the tracks. Big up to Roshi K and Scott of RRP Wakelife for the dope shots

12-06-2013

Made a trip to miami this year for Art Basel and painted an impromptu piece with Chicago legends Thor and Stef Skills. I got caught in a graffiti beef crossfire and the piece got hacked the next day. R.I.P

11-28-2013

Working with The Zella Company to create the ambiance for a black light themed party to celebrate Zoe and Zack Taylor's 13th birthdays at Lakeway Country Club. For this project, I painted 10 queen sized bed sheets with edgy designs that are made to pop under a black light.

11-23-2013

A couple cool projects this month. I was hired by the Austin soul band The Greyhounds to come up with artwork for their new album Accumulator. Below is a pic of Trube, one of the talented dudes in this duo, holding the 2 paintings I did for them. I was also honored to be a part of The East Side Studio Tour in Austin's Annual Graffiti Art Show at Hotel Vegas. Thanks to the hosts Nathan Nordstrom and Warren McKinney for having me be a part of such a dynamic event. These guys do a great job at keeping the scene alive. The third pic is my tribute to the great musician Lou Reed. R.I.P.

11-8-2013

Working with The Zella Company to come up with t-shirts for Martin Taylor's 44th birthday at The W Hotel. Special guest Lauren Hill.

11-7-2013

Great article in the Daily Texan on Austin's public art scene, featuring Federico Archuleta, Nate Nordstrom and myself. Check it: Daily Texan Article

11-10-2013

Live painting for a b-boy party at Galaxy Dance Studios to help raise funds to keep them open. Hosted by B-boy Blitz. The dancing was fresh and I picked up some new assistants

9-5-13

Today I am featured in The Austin American Statesman, as part of a series by Nance Flores on Street Art in Austin, Texas. The article is available online at www.statesman.com

If you do not subscribe to the Statesman, you have the one time option of signing on as a guest to read the article. Cheers

8-15-13

Last week I flew out to Los Angeles to paint a 35 foot mural for La Ventana Treatment Center as a tribute to victims of overdose and other drug related deaths. The mural will be unveiled on August 31st for National Overdose Awareness Day. Below is a shot of part of the 21 foot part finished mural. Thank you Heather Edney and La Ventana for the wonderful opportunity. Also included, some pics of a piece I did in Snoop Dogg Lyon's old neighborhood in Long Beach as well as a the beginning of a collaborative piece tbc with my homegirl Nikki in the LBC. I also got a chance to paint on her ramp in Long Beach which was a blast. Thanks to her, CW and the rest of the homies for such a great time in LA. Love:

2-1-13

A couple videos I found of the Grafficanos Show this Summer and of The Balcones Burner Bash event in Fall 2011

1-31-13

I have been adding to the wall across the street from Yellowjacket Social Club. Also, documenting the step by step process of my new series of paintings for the up and coming show in San Francisco. To view flics of the last month and up and coming months in more detail, please click on the icon to the right to visit my instagram :). Thanks Instagram
1-11-13

It's a New Year and so many exciting new things coming up. In the next few months, I am getting ready for a show at World Apparel in San Francisco.

In the meantime, here are a few pics of some recent events I participated in in the Austin area-

part of H.O.P.E Campaigns Supper Club

Making hoodies on demand for Martin Taylor's party at Austin City Music Hall. Thanks to all the people at The Zella Company for having me be a part of such a fun event.
10-7-12

The last couple months have been busy with art shows, preparation for more shows and a couple local murals here in Austin. Several months back I flew out to El Paso to paint for the Neon Desert Festival. That was followed by Grafficanos, an all Latino graffiti influenced showcase at The Mexic-Arte Museum in downtown Austin, where myself, Daniel Anguilu and the Sour Grapes Collective painted the outside of the museum. Check out -Fat Cap's article on the show.

This last week I was in a show at The Continental Club Gallery with Austin's own Federicoand then painted the outside of Sugar Mama's Bakeshop in the ATX with NYC's very own Toofly. Our piece made "piece of the week" in C.O.P. Magazine. Check it. I am on hold with painting at HOPE's outdoor gallery for now. Austin has many gorgeous walls that are waiting to be painted and I officially have the itch so stay tuned.

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1-29-12

Filmed a workout video with Workout! with Erika Nix.Thank you ladies! Here are some photographs. video coming soon!

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1-25-12

Some recent pictures of the pieces I've been working on for the Hope Campaign wall:

1-25-12

Some footie of The Homeslice Carnival in Austin, TX, where I threw up some stencils aside Austin graffiti champs Sloke, Mez, Rei and Slie.P>

1-25-12

Some flics of the Balcones Burner Bash back in October-Thanks to Sloke and The Balcones Recycling Center for putting on such a great event once again.

Photos(from top right down)by: Richie Getter, Jake Adair, Rick Hernandez and Keith Mann.

8-20-11

The Hope Campaign Wall has been on hold due to an insane amount of taggery... Here are a couple pics of the wall I was working on before the invasion:

read the article below for more info www.austinchronicle.com

5/27/11

Sorry for not updating more often...The past few months have been busy. Today I started what will be a several months long project for Hope Campaign-www.hopecampaign.org

It is called Local to Global and is the first legal "outdoor gallery" in Austin, Texas. There are many artists involved-Obey, Sloke and Rei to name a few. I am not sure what my theme is yet, I guess it will unfold as I work. Below are some pictures of Day 1

5/27/11

A couple of weeks ago, a few of us (Joswayze, Riddlore of Chillin Villain Empire, Detail) went out to Hamilton Pool to paint a schoolbus for the filming of the movie Camp Kickitoo. photos were taken by Mara-her photostream is on flickr

5/27/11

I am working on painting the inside courtyard of the punk rock bar The Brixton on Austin's East Side. So far I did 1 of 3 panels during SXSW. I also painted a fun little party sponsored by Montana Black at The Metropolis Apartments during SXSW alongside Sloke, Mez, Task and some guys from San Antonio. The 8x4 panel I painted sold on the spot!

11/15/10

This weekend, me, Task38,Sloke,Rei and Deko got together to paint the wall of Space 12, an awesome community center, for Austin's Eastside Studio Tour.

10-10-10

Artwork now showing at:

Salon Sovay, 2444 S.1st Street, Austin, TX

Encantada Gallery, 904 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

3/10/10

Here are a few flics of the new piece I did at The Balcones Burner Bash 2010-Austin, TX

2/20/10

Martha Cooper bought one of my pieces! Here is a link to her site, 12 oz. prophet. Thanks Martha and thanks to the Younity Collective for putting together a great show! www.12ozprophet.com

Work featured in the Huffington Post: The Huffington Post
11-20-09

Clogged Caps-San Antonio, TX Photos

Clogged Caps Pics

Meeting of Styles-Chicago, IL Photos:

Meeting of Styles Pics
11-13-09 Featured Artist-Meeting of Styles- www.bombchicago.com
11-10-09 Nice Local article about September's Hella Broke Show here in Austin: Hella Broke Article
8-10-09 Live painting with Sloke 1 at the Ghostface Killah/Method Man/ Redman Show in Austin, TX



7-18-09 New updates to the East Side Graffiti Wall in Austin, TX-It's gettin there son!



7-16-09 Niz review in Concrete Wave Magazine...page 72: www.concretewavemagazine.com
05-22-09 New interview out in La Famiglia Magazine. Click the link below to read: www.lafamigliazine.com
02-14-09 The past few months I've been working alongside Sloke, Belief, Spain and many others on a permission wall in East Austin. It is an ever evolving wall that stays fresh and exciting.


11-20-08

Click on the link below to view a video on the days we painted at Alphabeta Gallery in New York

Heart and Soul Paint Video
10-21-08 Last week, a bunch of us ladies got together in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to paint at Alphabeta Gallery for the opening and book release of "Heart and Soul", Younity Collective's 60 woman urban arts show. Here are a few flics: For more flics, check out my myspace: www.myspace.com/Nizgraphics


Alphabeta Courtyard


Niz Caddy Stencil

Peanut Represents

Niz, Diva, Lady Pink and Erotica

10-21-08 I also had the blessing of being able to paint at 5 points in Queens later in the week with awesome ladies Stef, Jen One and Sofia


Stef and Niz


Sofia-5 points

Panel of 5 points rooftop

Another Niz and Stef knocker

10-16-08 I have work appearing in 3 books this year. Check them out...

10/14-08 Here's a tight article written by Asia from Girlspeak, and online magazine based out of Chicago. www.youngshicagoauthors.org/Girlspeak/2008
Breaking the Barrier

by Asia Calcagno

Born Eleanor Herasimchuk, the skater-chic artist, Niz, has dominated the underground artist community as her own by creating original skateboard and stencil art. Her ideas and inspiration come from subcultures such as pop, graffiti, hip-hop, reggae, punk, and skater cultures. Extending from just the main branch of paint on canvas, you can find her work anywhere from the street, to clothes, to grip tape. Whispers roar about her art being heavily religious, as well as the famous celebrity faces living through her controversial masterpieces. Influenced by her youth growing up in Lima, Peru, she learned how to appreciate culture at a very young age. Niz, along with her parents and younger brother, moved between Peru and the United states. She remembers traveling and art being a huge part of her childhood. By finding influence in all artists and people who put heart and soul into their passions, Niz rewards herself by transforming her experiences and the people that she meets into works of art. While having an impact on breaking into a male-dominated field, she wishes to have a positive impact on people's everyday lives by living through her pieces. "Whether it's a beautiful thought or a feeling of awe or inspiration." It is a massive issue now-a-days with society holding back women from being successful. Niz admits that she has not been hindered, but it took a little longer for people to warm up to her work. "You have to be that much better at [what you do] because people may scrutinize it more. Being a woman in a male dominated field can be the best and the worst thing." Many may argue that Niz's art is represented as a form of activism since it is public and abstract. "I think that anything creative, when you put it out there and translate it in the public experience, it becomes a form of activism. Like, 'Here it is, this is what I think'. It is a way of exercising your voice." We have got to give Niz her street credit on being a female rebel, bending the rules a bit and taking matters into her own hands. She gives this advice to young women who wish to follow the path that she has taken: "Have fun, and be persistent." You can always check out Niz's work and purchase awesome items on her website. www.nizgraphics.com
07-29-08 Painted decks and stencilled pieces now available at Alphabeta Store/Gallery in New York. The spot is super tight...check it out...

Alphabeta

70 Greenpoint Ave

Brooklyn #222, New York

www.myspace.com/alphabetanyc

Also worked on a stack of grip for KCDC Skateshop in Williamsburg...

www.kcdcskateshop.com
07-1-08 Just arrived to New York after a nice little road trip...here are a few shots...


Skiline Skates, Temple, TX


Isaac Hayes Cadillac, Memphis.TN

Stax Museum of Soul Music, Memphis, TN

Asheville, NC

FDR, Philadelphia, PA

FDR, Philadelphia, PA

06-14-08 Relocating to New York for the rest of the Summer. Until then...thanks to all the awesome people in Austin who have been supporting my art!!!







06-12-08 Been working on a series of shop decks for No Comply Skateshop here in Austin, Texas...here's a couple boards...www.myspace.com/nocomplyatx

6-10-08 Did a series of grip tape for Mustache Skateboards in Round Rock, TX...www.mustacheskateboards.com






6-5-08 Here's a couple pics from The Gangstas on Deck Art SHow at No Comply Skateshop in Austin, TX. For more pics, please visit my myspace...www.myspace.com/Nizgraphics











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