Writer name: Shiro
Crew name: TDS(The Death Squad), UZNJ(Universal Zulu Nation Japan), SUG(Stick Up Girlz), GCS
Country + City: Japan + Shizuoka
Writing Since 1998
Shiro has been expressing her own vision of the world and for life through her original characters. Her colorful artwork is a reflection of her love for true graffiti and hiphop. Over the years she has been touched by the essence & soul of hip-hop culture and old school graffiti styles. Her devotion to graffiti art afforded her the opportunity to work with many great graffiti artists. She decided to stay in NY and develop her talent as an artist. From 2002 to 2004, she lived in Brooklyn and Queens, and could be found painting in the city on a regular basis. She has performed in various live painting events, participated in gallery art shows and been a part of graffiti crew gatherings in the world. She also participated in community awareness murals and other large-scale graffiti projects all over New York City and Japan. In Japan, Shiro has worked with people in the hip-hop industry, organizing graffiti shows and live painting events in her hometown of Shizuoka and participating in painting events in surrounding areas. In addition to her murals, she has worked on canvases, illustrations, and has designed and produced original theater stage decorations. She also works as a nurse in a hospital, caring people who need assistance in critical parts of their lives. Through her work within the medical field, she wittnesses many drama which motivate and stimulate her. With these experiences which strengthen and broaden her perspectives on life, she continues to express this messege through her artwork: “We exist RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE!”
Which writers influenced you over the years? Many great-NY-old school graffiti artists.