Lady Pink was born in Ecuador, raised in NYC and currently resides right here in the Hudson Valley. “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.”
BAEF’s Co-Chair, Lori Merhige, in her roll as an adjunct Professor of Sculpture at Ramapo College, saw Lady Pink's artist talk and was taken by her frank manner and impressive range of experiences. After seeing her speak she felt that Lady Pink's story would really resonate with Beacon High’s student body.
BAEF, in partnership with Principal Soto and Mr. Perez, were thrilled to be able to sponsor an artist talk by Lady Pink on May 1, 2019, for Mr. Perez’s Studio Art, Digital Art, and Cartoon & Animation courses at the high school. The students were engaged and hopefully inspired by Lady Pink’s unique experiences!
Thank you to our dedicated donors for helping us to sponsor this visit! We are extremely grateful to Mr. Perez and Ms. Soto for working with us to facilitate the visit.