United States - new york
True pioneer of the very first generation of Graffiti artists from New York, LADY PINK was born in Ecuador but she raised in NYC where she currently resides in the countryside north of the city. In 1979 she started graffiti writing on the walls and soon was well known as the only female capable of competing with the boys in the graffiti subculture. She painted subway trains from the years 1979-1985 and in 1982 she had a starring role in the iconic 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 her paintings in art galleries, and at the age of 21 had her first solo show at the 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, the MET in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and the Groningen Museum of Holland. She has eventually established herself in the fine arts world, and her paintings have been since highly prized by many art collectors around the world.
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.