© Sharon Lee De La Cruz

Sharon Lee De La Cruz was born and raised in the Hunts Point section of The South Bronx until the age of 15 when she moved to Florida. Moving to Florida made her realize the importance of graffiti. The cookie cutter houses were a mirage of a utopia that did not exist and for her graffiti brought out all the anarchy and voice that this image tried to suppress.
See Sharon’s work for 365dop HERE

© Sharon Lee De La Cruz

© Sharon Lee De La Cruz

She returned to NYC to study Fine Arts at The Cooper Union and after receiving her BFA she was awarded a Fulbright grant to study experimental filmmaking and mural making in Lima, Peru. In Peru she was able to sharpen her mural making skills and form a womanist graffiti collective called Maripussy Crew. After a year of living in Peru she returned to the South Bronx where she is currently working as a Program Director at The Point CDC. She continues to make public art and uses it as a medium to talk about empowerment and social justice.
 
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