The beautiful and very talented O.G. Lady Pink started tagging Subway trains at age 16. She was not the first females to write graffiti, but she is credited with opening the doors for other female writers. From her subway cars to walls in NYC Lady Pink held her own! Lady Pink is Incredibly influential and iconic for the female graffiti world!
I wondered why weren’t women as celebrated as men were in graffiti?? Finally the book Graffiti Women Released in 2006 which was amazing for female writers!! As well as showing what other women were doing world wide. This had became my bible! The author of the Graffiti World, Made this spectacular book celebrating the contributions of women to contemporary graffiti and street art. Female writers have always been in the vanguard of the graffiti movement, though often shunted to the sidelines by their male counterparts.
Lady Pink was born in Ecuador, but raised in NYC. In 1979 she started writing graffiti and soon was well known as the only female capable of competing with the boys in the graffiti subculture. Pink painted subway trains from the years 1979-1985. In 1982 she had a starring role 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.
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 Northeast.
Thank you lady pink!
Check Lady Pink’s web site HERE
Read more of women’s graffiti History HERE