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an African American visual artist living in New York City. Born and raised in Brooklyn, mother’s family from Liberia, father’s from Portugal, Self-taught, modern-day Fauve, Expressionist as well as Pop artist, contemporary of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, his work is strongly influenced by Hip Hop and Graffiti. Pegues had his first major solo and retrospective show at the FB Gallery in New York in 2012, “Prince Michael’s Neverland: The Measure of an Artist: Michael Anthony Pegues,” May 16 – June 3. His work was exhibited in Italy, his first solo show abroad, in 2014 at Le 4 Pareti: galleria d’arte, Napoli, April 5–17. His acrylic canvases, sculptures and assemblages have also been exhibited in New York at Aurora Gallery, Chelsea (under the graffiti tag Mazike), Jonathan Shorr Gallery, Soho, and the New York Public Library, among other places.
Ashley Betito divides her time between Miami and Queens, N.Y. But she’s never far from an oven as owner of BetitoCupcakes.com, a made-to-order cupcakery that travels where she does.
NEW YORK CITY STREETS HAS CREATED AN ARTIST.
NAMED: RIZ22 ROBINSON, WHO STARTING AT 6 YEARS OLD AS THE YOUNGEST GRAFFITI ARTIST OF THE TATS CREW IN HARLEM.
RIZ 22 BEGAN ON WALLS OF THE STREETS OF NEW YORK AND AS OF TODAY HAS TOURIED WORLWIDE AND BEEN FEATURED IN MANY FESTIVALS AND CONCERT AS A LIVE ARTIST.
THE NEW YORK CITY ART SCENE BEING HIS SCHOOL, RIZ MASTERED TECHNIQUES WHILE CREATING HIS OWN.
A STUDENT OF VAN GOGH’S EXPRESIONISM AND BORN ON THE SAME DAY BUT A COUPLE OF HUNDRED YEARS APART HE EMBODIES THE CONTROL OF THE BRUSH LIKE NO OTHER.
RIZ 22 ATTRACTS THE MOST UNINTERESTED PEOPLE AND EXPOSES THEM TO THE VISUAL ARTS ARENA.
MAKING MANY ART LOVERS IN THE PROCESS.
ALWAYS HELPING NON PROFITS TO RAISE MONEY TO BENIFIT CHILDREN THRU ART AUCTIONS AND DONATIONS . HE IS KNOWN FOR HIS GALLERY WORK AND FEATURED ARTIST ON THE BRAVO CHANNEL AS WELL AD COLLABORATOR ON FILM’S AND COMMERCIAL’S.
HE HAS BEEN COMISSIONED FOR CUSTOM ART FOR MANY CELEBRITIES AND WORLD ORGANIZATIONS. RIZ VAST DIVERSE CLIENTS INCLUDE MARY J. BLIGE, TONY TOUCH, FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR, CLAY AIKEN , MOS DEF , TALIB KWALI , FAITH EVANS , SEAN COMBS, NICK CANNON, AND MANY MORE.
CORPORATE COMPANY COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE COCA COLA, THE OMNI HOTEL, CNN, AND VAN’S SHOES.
LIST AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
A MASTER OF COLOR RIZ 22 IS CURRENTLY LIVING AND WORKING IN LOS ANGELES ON HIS FASHION LINE “WEARABE ART” BY RIZ22 AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC ART, SEVERAL THEMED GALLERY SHOWS AND MURALS THOUGHT LOS ANGELES.