About the Artists

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo's debut as a writer for Marvel has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. Via Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes Marvel, Atlantic Records, Columbia University, and various Latino non-profits like ASPIRA of New York, El Puente and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Edgardo was the Artistic Director of Pa'lante Siempre Pa'lante, part of the acclaimed PBS POV Documentary Series which received the Silver Apple Award from the National Media Alliance. He is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl DMC McDaniels. somosarte.com


Tats Cru

Is a group of New York City-based professional muralists whose work in aerosol has transformed graffiti into a commercially beneficial art form. In the mid ’80s three teenagers began their artistic careers by creating subway graffiti. What began as an adolescent hobby and recognition tactic has evolved into a powerful, expressively iconic style that has brought TATS CRU to the forefront of the advertising mural industry. For over two decades TATS CRU has spearheaded the battle to change people’s perception of graffiti as an art through their respected work. flickr.com/photos/tatscru

Artsits (clockwise, starting from top left): BG183, Bio, Nicer, Emilio Lopez, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Sabrina Cintron

 

From left to right:
Bio, Tats Cru
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Writer/Creator
La Borinquena
Haydee Morales, Executive Director
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
Mr. David Vazquez, Principal
Bronx Studio School for Writers & Artists
Nicer, Tats Cru