2019 Mural Project
Following the success of the inaugural 9 mural installation in 2017, the Underground Mural Project 2019 brought 9 additional murals to the park this summer. Bringing together local, national, and international artists, this powerful and impactful public art installation creates one of the largest installations of public street art and infrastructure engagement in New England.
The park has won several awards recognition from Communication Arts for its branding, Walk Boston for its contribution to urban connections, walkability and safety, the American Institute of Architects for its design, and Urban Land Institute for its innovative contribution to the city of Boston.
The featured mural artist for this latest installation are Indie184, Greg Lamarche, Dana Woulfe, Silvia Lopez Chavez, Muro, Geo Go-Five, Marka27, and Matthew Zaremba. Underground Mural Project 2019 is curated by Street Theory, powered by National Development.
Indie184 | @indie184
Artist Soraya Marquez aka @Indie184, (born 1980) is a native New Yorker, from Dominican descent, has been active in the graffiti culture for over 2 decades. Determined to express herself to the world through art, she quit business college to teach herself how to sew, paint and produce graphic design. Also influenced by abstract expressionism and pop art, her paintings are raptures of color and textures. Fused with of her original graffiti and street art, imagery, and designs juxtaposed with personal messages. Indie’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including El Museo del Barrio in New York City and Völklingen Ironworks Museum, in Saarbrücken Germany, Museo de Bellas Artes De Murcia in Spain as well as numerous solo and group gallery exhibtions. Her graffiti and mixed media murals can be found in the streets from the South Bronx to Paris. Her most recent collaborations have been with Rimmel London as Chief Artistic Officer, Apple Beats1 Radio, Lionsgate Films, MTV Networks and a capsule clothing collection with iBlues. Catch her creating her latest work in the streets, designing or painting in her studio.
Greg Lamarche | @gregbfb
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Greg Lamarche started making collages and writing graffiti in the early 1980s. From 1992-95 he published the seminal graffiti magazine Skills while living outside of Boston. Since 1999 he has been working as a fine artist and graphic designer / illustrator. His collages are exhibited in galleries around the world and he continues to create site specific murals in cities all over the world as well. His artwork has been featured in numerous books and publications including Juxtapoz Magazine, Print Magazine, the New York Times and The History of American Graffiti. Recent design projects include collaborations with Converse, Facebook, J Crew, Shake Shack, Bloomingdales and Nike.
Dana Woulfe | @danawoulfe
Dana Woulfe is a visual artist known for his vivid, abstract paintings and large-scale mural work. A New England native, he grew up in Rhode Island and learned to appreciate the arts at a young age through the influence of his grandmother, an illustrator and painter. After moving to Boston in the mid-90’s to attend Massachusetts College of Art, he became involved in the local graffiti scene and developed an affiliation with the members of Project SF. As co-director of the Project SF artist collective, he directed and exhibited at events worldwide, and worked with clients including Nike, Converse, Vitamin Water and Bodega. His solo and collaborative work has appeared in publications such as Juxtapoz, Booooooom, Inked, Acclaim and Sole Collector. Woulfe now runs the mural company Studio Fresh, which he co-founded in 2013, where he continues to develop his visual language and build towards what’s next.
Silvia Lopez Chavez | @silvialopezchavez
Boston based artist Silvia López Chavez believes in the power of the creative process as an agent for positive change. Her work investigates the human need to connect on multiple levels: socially, politically and culturally. Chavez’s social practice has led to collaborations with NEFA’s Creative City, a mural on the Charles River Esplanade with Now+There, and murals at Northeastern University, Punto Urban Art Museum, Barr Foundation, HoneyGrow and HUBweek. She has received recognition through commissions and residencies encompassing Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Google HQ in California, New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Vermont Studio Center, MassMoCA Assets4Artists, and Boston Center for the Arts. Chavez holds a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and is an award-winning design professional, working with high-profile companies and institutions such as Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, World Health Organization, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Muro | @MurOne
Born in Bilbao and raised between the Basque Country and the Canary Islands, Iker Muro is a strong believer of chromatography as lifestyle, transforming declining or abandoned places, or simply adding color and life to mute walls. Muro, originally an illustrator and graphic designer, has been painting since 2002 with a focus on large murals and public space interventions under the philosopy “color makes people happy, we beautify places, enriching the cities the we pass through bringing art closer to the people.” Muro was awarded a Laus Award in 2011, Spain’s most prestigious annual prize in graphic design and visual communication.
Go Five | @gofive
For over 8 years, GoFive has provided the public of Boston with access to creative and inventive installations of public art. Through the medium of aerosol, and drawing on the rich mural and graffiti traditions associated with inner city Boston, he has worked to create a body of art that attracts diverse groups of people, all while paying homage to the unique qualities of the communities in which he works. He believes that by painting a mural within the community that he originated from will provide an experience that is not only rich artistically but also personally. One that will result in a permanent artistic resource for the community.
Marka27 | @marka_27
Born in Juarex, Mexico and raised in Dallas, Texas, Marka27’s foray into the art world began in the city’s streets mastering the art of graffiti. Advancing to earn his BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, Marka27 became a household name for his “audio canvas” series and elaborately executed installation art and murals. Largely inspired by multi cultural influences, Marka27’s art has served as a reflection of his varying interests. Beginning with iconic musical (and specifically hip-hop) figures, Marka27’s passion to infuse empathy into his art gave way to birthing magnificent and politically-charged masterpieces, some of which still grace both Boston, New York and Los Angeles’ city walls today, as well as San Francisco, Montreal, Canada, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. His murals and artwork have been published in several books including Graffiti L.A, Burning New York, and Graffiti Planet.