The RedCan headline artists represent the broad styles and backgrounds that enrich the graffiti movement. Click on an artist’s name for more info and to see examples of their work.
EAST was born in Illiana (Illinois-Indiana) and now resides in Denver, Colorado. He has been dedicated to graffiti typography for over 30 years and is a founder of Midwest lettering styles. This mural will be a collaboration between EAST and DAESK and will fuse graffiti lettering with traditional Lakota star quilt patterns. More info: www.thecyphershop.com
DAESK is an accomplished Minneapolis-based artist who has been devoted to graffiti art since his introduction to it at high school student. After graduating from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1991, he became a professional artist and art instructor. Today, he is a Bush Fellow, and is the founder of a new arts project called SPRAYFINGER, which is dedicated to increasing awareness of graffiti as a teachable art form. More info: www.houseofdaskarone.com
BIAFRA’s mural will honor the horse, known in Lakota as šúŋkawakȟaŋ, or Sacred Dog. Horses are considered eternal relatives of the Lakota who arrived on the plains sometime in the 1700s during a time of great need. BIAFRA feels a strong connection between the arrival of the horse and the work that Cheyenne River Youth Project does for the Lakota people. More info: www.biafrainc.com
MEME has been skateboarding since the age of 15. While at a skate park in Truckee, California, she feel in love with a colorful mural painted onto a freight train and has been obsessed by graffiti since then. MEME is the founder of Few and Far, an all-female group of artists and skaters. The organization now has 17 international members and has become a powerful female voice in the male-dominated world of skateboarding and graffiti. She also directs creative photo shoots and has facilitated skateboard and mural projects as far afield as Bali and Mexico. Her mural in Eagle Butte will bring together time-honored Lakota words in a style that reflects the language’s journey into the future. More info: www.fewandfarwomen.com