GGG 2009 participating artist Shiro is back in the US for her next solo exhibition. Held at Da Bakery shop and gallery in the Bronx, NYC, she will be sure to create a stir with her enthusiastic persona and edgy content of her characteristic work.
Shiro has been expressing her own vision of the world through the unique characters in her work. Her colorful artwork is a reflection of her love for true graffiti and hip-hop. Over the years she has been touched by the essence and soul of hip-hop culture and old school graffiti styles. Her devotion to this medium afforded her the opportunity to work with many great artists. She decided to stay in NY and develop her talent as an artist. From 2002 to 2004, she lived in Brooklyn and Queens, and could be found painting in the city on a regular basis. She has performed in various live painting events, participated in gallery art shows and been a part of graffiti crew gatherings in the world. She also participated in community awareness murals and other large-scale graffiti projects all over New York City and Japan. In Japan, Shiro has worked with people in the hip-hop industry, organizing graffiti shows and live painting events in her hometown of Shizuoka and participates in painting events in surrounding areas. In addition to her murals, she has worked on canvases, illustrations, and has designed and produced original theater stage decorations. She also works as a nurse in a hospital, caring people who need assistance in critical parts of their lives. Witnessing this trauma helps stimulate her and broaden her perspectives on life. She continues to express this message through her artwork: “We exist RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE!”
In this case, “here” is Da Bakery NYC at 1700 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. Opening reception begins this Friday, July 2, at 6:30pm. Come get a taste of her work!