Lady Pink

Collaborated Project:

City As Studio | Exhibition

Lady Pink was born in Ecuador, raised in New York City, and currently resides in the countryside north of the city. In 1979, she started writing graffiti and was well known as the only woman capable of competing with the boys in the graffiti subculture. Lady Pink painted subway trains from the years 1979–1985. In 1982, she had a starring role in the motion picture Wild Style. That role and her other significant contributions to graffiti have made her a cult figure in the hip hop subculture.

While still in high school, she was already exhibiting paintings in art galleries, and at the age of 21, she had her first solo show at Moore College of Art. As a leading participant in the rise of graffiti-based art, Lady Pink’s canvases have entered important art collections such as those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Netherlands. 

Today, Lady Pink continues to create new paintings on canvas that express her unique personal vision. She also shares her 30 years of experience with teens by holding mural workshops and actively lecturing to college students throughout the world.