Adam is an Arizona Native and started graffiti in the 80’s. He paints with several mediums and has the occasional art show in which he donates the proceeds to help fund “Peace of Mind”. Adam is the co- founder of “Peace of Mind”, which is a non- profit organization that financially assists in the burials of children. He believes strongly in creating art that creates good energy and is largely influenced by his surroundings and hip- hop culture.
Eric’s art work displays his spontaneity, both in use of media and subject. Some of his pieces push together popular culture with the politically incorrect, such as some of his pieces depicting Sheriff Arpaio as a sombrero- wearing bandit. WEBSITE
Ashely is a California- born, Tucson native who has gained national recognition for her artwork. Her often combines natural elements with emotions and imagination. Many galleries and coffee shops in Arizona display her work and she has even done work for Coachella. Her goal is to be able to see her sketches come to life in large scale murals around Phoenix.
Aztec Smurf is a Mesa based artist who has made one of the largest murals in Tempe. As a kid he would draw on walls and eventually that same love to draw on walls became a dream job: becoming a muralist. He currently strives to inspire children by creating murals in schools.
Jeremie started her art career at the age of 14 with an unusual canvas: a Camaro. She has worked on cars and bikes and used her skills to earn her tuition to go to Carnegie and get a BA in Industrial Design. Since then, she has worked for architects, video directors and theater planners in London and New York and eventually LA to become a scenic artist.
Benji Sakoia is a muralist in Arizona. He is currently creating art that helps to show the community the importance of children and learning how they see the world. He uses lines, patterns and neutral colors to create realistic artwork of people.
Laura Spalding Best's artwork depicts the urban landscape of Arizona. Her oil paintings on found objects emphasize the strained overlap of the southwestern desert and its modern support system. Best is specifically interested in the moments when the raw beauty of a desert landscape is abruptly met by concrete, or when a mirage in the distance blurs the lines between street lights and a mountain. Best's current body of work addresses environmental issues and water use in the urban desert and examines the necessary, complex, and sometimes absurd relationship we have with our natural resources.
Thomas Marcus, otherwise known as “Breeze”, has recently took the lead for the new mural in Downtown Phoenix which was commissioned by Phoenix Center for the Arts. The Arizona native uses his ancestors and surroundings to create artwork that is vibrant and combines a range of styles. His attention to extreme detail makes him stand out from the other muralist.
One of the many reasons Chill Original became an artist is because she feels it produces an empathic nature within us. She believes through art we can feel as if we are not alone, even when we are truly alone. She believes the best and most alluring moments in viewing art are when you come across something that provokes a thought, an emotion, unique view. It is her hope for her creations to be discovered and to
The Arizona native Chuck Wan started out as any young artist does; doodling, drawing on walls and creating stories with their art. This grew into a passion that got him through school and helped him go through an everyday student’s life. Art comes naturally to him and hopes to show others how he feels and sees the world. INSTAGRAM
Douglas is the creator and founder Apache Skateboards and takes inspiration from his Native American heritage. He creates both fine art and street art and often reflects on his life on the reservation. A lot of his art is on found objects that help him connect with his community. His art can be seen in museums and he is a activist and inspiration to his community empowering the youth.
Dwayne leaves traditional O’odham designs around downtown Phoenix, showing his culture. He represents a lot the circle of life in his art, the circle represents the sun, the moon and everything else important in O’odham culture. His art can be seen all over Arizona.
Graffiti Artist and Hip- Hop Culturist focused on sending a message through his artwork. INSTAGRAM
Felix Moran is an Arizona Native who uses his leadership skills to guide the youth on the right path. Because of his own rough history, he is able to connect and relate to the kids like no one else. He aims to help the disconnected youth phenomenon that is currently taking hold in Phoenix through his artwork INSTAGRAM
Francisco "Enuf" Garcia
Local muralist Francisco “Enuf” Garcia believes it’s impossible to have activism without art, receiving several awards because of his socially conscious work. He was recently working on artwork that reflected Chicano History and the current political issues surrounding immigration including the DREAM Act.
The Fortoul Brothers are well known both nationally and in the Phoenix area since 2001. They are known to have been involved in engaging the youth in art. Their use of line and minimal color creates a symbolic message. They take inspiration from different cultures and philosophies and nature. INSTAGRAM
Hugo Medina is a Bolivian- born artist whose love for art was fostered by his architect father. After teaching students during his undergraduate work in New York, he realized he wanted to teach art. In Phoenix, he taught at Squaw Peak Elementary School while making his own art work during his free time. After teaching, he began to make metal art and expanded his design capabilities.
Ruben is a Phoenix based artist. He typically does a lot of lettering but will also create pieces that are Arizona desert inspired. He contrasts bold and bright colors with black outlines, making his art stand out. He uses spray paint and typically paints on walls but will occasionally paint on canvas.
Cota is a self- taught artist who draws his inspiration from a range of sources: Mexican Folk Art to Chicano low- rider culture. Because of his vibrant murals, he has become one of the most well-known muralists in Arizona. While he has both done murals and graffiti work, he is now mainly doing commissioned work while staying away from spray paint unlike his other fellow muralists. He believes murals allow him to spread positive energy and create a way for the muralist to stay in touch with the public even after their gone.
Horner uses surrealistic symbolism in both his paintings and sculptures. He received his associate degree from the Art Institute of Phoenix in multimedia web design and is currently working on his apparel and production company Pyramid Country while creating art full- time. He is an active muralist around the Valley and occasionally hosts a pop-up gallery. He calls his style “street surrealism” which offers vibrant colors, strong lines and contrasting textures that adds another dimension to his art.
Isaac is an Arizona native who creates murals to be able to related to communities and give them a visual identity. His art usually conveys a positive and uplifting tone and brings people together. The actual creation of his art is a performance and shows his love and appreciation for the people of that community. WEBSITE
JB Snyder is a Phoenix based artist who is known for his colorful and vibrant abstract grids which show strong similarities to stained glass. He owns and operates the art store called Fifth Street Paint Supply but still makes murals in the studio. He creates art to add color to the desert and is inspired by his friends and their artwork and also the color palette he has to work with. INSTAGRAM
Like most muralists, Leter started out with graffiti and learned how to work the spray paint and the different techniques by practicing on friends walls. He mainly focuses on murals versus any other art form and there isn't a common subject except he has recently noticed he's using a lot of nature elements. A lot of his inspiration comes from his crew, music, and life in general- both the negative and positive parts. One thing that is unique about this artist is that sometimes to figure out what he is going to make he lays out some colors that he wants to use and draws what he thinks of when looking at them all together.
Lucinda has recently made headlines because of her mural that is dedicated for anyone who is fighting for freedom and the DREAMERS. It was important for her to create a mural that resonates with the community. She is a self- taught muralist and painter who creates art and murals around the nation that bring light to important issues. She has been creating murals since 2012 and creates murals that have a symbolic message. INSTAGRAM
MDMN (Mad Man Art)
MDMN is a Phoenix based artist who has a cartoon style. Today he utilizes multiple mediums and surfaces including acrylics, inks, and aerosol combined with paper, wood, canvas, and any type of outdoor texture. His career has expanded from art to retro toys, digital prints, accessories, and clothing. John focuses on continuing his creative energy and boundless imaginative world of color to communities nationwide.
Darrin Armijo- Wardle is an Arizona- based artist. He creates realistic artwork that typically show skeletons with elaborate accessories and clothing shown in detail. Additionally, he creates realistic portraits and shows attention to detail in all of his works. His work can be seen in the Hive Gallery or the Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art.
Chris Sanchez is an artist who uses bold lines and color in his artwork. He has a range of subjects and shows mastery in executing each. He has participated in different mural events such as PHXAM2019 in which different artists paint a skate park.
The Madrid native’s art can be seen all around Arizona. She started painting when she was gifted paint brushes and realized it was time to change careers from graphic designer to painter. She has made a dramatic change in subject from “dark” subjects to candy colored puppies and flamingos. She is now determined to bring more color and positivity through her art to Arizona.
Lauren Lee’s most pictured mural is the “Three Birds” located in downtown Phoenix. She tends to paint birds because she feels birds strongly represent life. The “Three Birds” mural became an instant sensation and since then she has been on the cover of multiple magazines and was even named Phoenix Top 100 Creatives by the Phoenix Times.
Sabree Marcel’s murals have vivid color and imagery. The southwest influence is prominent and her use of color brings another dimension to them. She is a dedicated mother and artist who enjoys life and creating art.
Jane Goat is a lettering artist, muralist and illustrator and a self-proclaimed Mexican food connoisseur. She was born and raised in Arizona and graduated with a BFA in Visual Communications with an emphasis on Illustration. She has been featured in magazines and traveled to New York for work but made her way back to Phoenix. Jane uses patterns and bold lines and colors to create vivid images that captures its audience.
Such Styles has been creating striking street art for over 30 years in Arizona. He has perfected his skill over time through practice on train cars and walls. His art shows a strong influence from pop culture and graffiti. He has been featured in several galleries and art shows.
Champ Styles is the son of Such Styles and enjoys collaborating with his father on murals throughout Arizona. He grew up in the street art culture and that later grew into a passion for it. He takes a lot of inspiration from Arizona and its culture. Street art is a large part of who he is and shows dedication to his artwork.
Pablo Luna is a self-taught artist based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Born into a family of artist and growing up in the 80’s it was inevitable that he would be drawn to the street art form of graffiti. Pablo has spent more than 30 years immersed in the graffiti world and is what eventually led him into painting. Spending most of his childhood in Mexican pueblos and the Southwest along with Chicano art influences is what lends his style the bold colors and characters.
Estevan is a Phoenix native who has transitioned from urban graffiti to murals. His creativity expanded with the walls and attended Phoenix College and Arizona State University. He combined several conflicting art styles and medias; graffiti with canvas, ceramics and digital culture. He takes inspiration from the struggle and labor of Phoenix
Tyler Krank is a local muralist who takes inspiration from the people around him. He tries his best to make his work a collaborative artwork whether it is with the people or other muralists. He strongly believes in community. He typically portrays people with nature in graphic styles.
Joey uses a lot of lettering techniques and shows strong influence of graffiti in his artwork. He creates realistic cartoon characters and shows strong mastery of aerosol skills. His art was recently displayed in the Pot of Gold music festival.
Edgar’s art addresses a mixture of philosophical balance through spiritual connections. He believes art is a positive therapeutic way to express themselves and starts a new pieces when he feels a connection to the idea. When a piece is finished, he feels as if he has accomplished a goal and feels it is right in his heart. He is currently perfecting his skills on different mediums such as Acrylic, Markers, oils, Charcoal, Spray paint, Gouache, Photography, lino cuts, pastels, ceramics.