Onur’s “Grounded” Stuns High Above Chicago

Onur spent time in Chicago this spring crafting a unique and daring mural now adorning the Hyatt Centric as part of the city’s skyline. An internationally acclaimed painter and muralist, Onur has been working independently since 2008. He is known for his futuristic and sometimes experimental painting techniques. This vintage inspired piece is meant to

E. LEE Brings Back Wile E Coyote In Chicago

It’s always fun to check in on Chicago based artist E. LEE to see what he’s got up his sleeve, and his latest piece is a stunner! E. has “worked with” the dastardly Wile E Coyote before (https://streetartnews.net/2017/06/e-lees-entices-us-with-free-bird-seed-in-chicago.html) but this latest wall on Chicago’s Five Star Bar takes things to another level. E. LEE tells

“Bombing walls and painting bridges” Mau Mau Exhibition @ Chicago’s Vertical Gallery

Our friend Mau Mau returns to Vertical Gallery with first-ever U.S. solo art show “Bombing walls and painting bridges” features the newest work from Mau Mau, who made his Vertical Gallery debut in mid-2017 with the collaborative exhibit “Foreign Policy,” co-headlined by his co-conspirator Beejoir. Mau Mau will attend the “Bombing walls and painting bridges”

Brazil’s Cris Rodrigues paints ‘American Dream’ near Chicago

Brazilian artist Cris Rodrigues is spending some time in the US and from the looks of it he’s been busy! Previously Cris’ work has been featured in streets all around the world including Brazil, Japan, several European destinations, Miami, and now the Chicagoland area. The artist recently stopped in Round Lake, IL area to work

Cranio Creates “Jungle” Of Colorful New Works In Chicago

Brazilian artist Cranio (also known as Fabio de Oliveira Parnaiba) has been busy in Chicago! While in town to celebrate the opening of his solo show “Jungle” at Vertical Gallery he’s put up a handful of colorful murals featuring his trademark blue Indian characters. The above mural is part of the Berwyn neighborhood’s new Public

PITR/Pizza In The Rain’s Ambitious “Good Example” Project in Chicago

Some artists find a wall and meticulously plot out a single mural. Some grab some cans, find some walls, and cover them until the sun comes up (or the paint runs out). Chicago’s Pizza In The Rain continues to impress with ambitious projects that dazzle visually while also have deeper meanings. PITR spent 9 months

New Works from E. LEE in Chicago & Bloomington, IL

Chicago based American Artist E. LEE has stayed busy this season with two new street works. The first, titled “Mounted”, is 12 x 35 feet and located in Bloomington, Illinois. E. LEE tells us “Two years ago I had a vision of big gold frames all in a row, with horses sticking their heads out

Don’t Fret With New Street Pieces & New Show In Chicago

Work from Don’t Fret has been popping over with frequency over the last couple of months in Chicago and now we know why! The hometown hero is prepping his first show in town in 2 years, entitled “Big Shoulders”, which opens Friday July 7th at Johalla Projects. Always a proud Chicagoan Don’t Fret says “…from