Chelsea Piers Fitness Mural Projects
July 29, 2020
This past month, we invited local artists into our New York gyms to grace our walls with their incredible work. Two murals are already complete in Brooklyn and another is underway in Chelsea. Learn more about these artists, how they got into this type of work, plus get a preview of their custom Chelsea Piers designs!
Artist: Menace + Resa
Mural In Bushwick, Brooklyn
MenaceResa are a duo dedicated to spreading positivity and inspiration through their mural artwork. They have done work for over one hundred clients, including Jennifer Hudson, The Bronx Zoo, MTV and now Chelsea Piers. Their artwork has been featured in multiple media outlets, including VICE and Sold Magazine. You can find their murals all throughout major cities in the United States, including NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. Together, they are actively dedicated to making positive changes to communities through their artwork, public mural projects and arts education initiatives.
Chelsea Piers Fitness Mural Location: Brooklyn Functional Training Studio
For more examples of their work please visit: @menaceresa
Artist: Brandon & Royal
Mural at the Apple store in Manhasset, NY
Brandon and Royal started their artistic journey together following the tragic death of George Floyd. Although both gentlemen were successful business owners and artists on their own, their recent collaboration solidified their collective purpose and set the precedence for their artistic future as a team. As a collective, their first collaborative project (pictured) was initiated with the support of the local law enforcement, in order to use their artistic expression as a part of a peaceful protest on a massive public form. The response from the community proved to be impactful, illustrating that this project provided a forum for those dialogues to occur. It was clear they were moved by seeing something like this in their neighborhood; and they were the loud voices speaking up for those who were afraid to or didn’t know they were allowed to.
Chelsea Piers Fitness Mural Location: Brooklyn Downstairs Turf
Artist: Yuke Li
Illustration Work for Musician, Taber Gable
When in college in Beijing, Yuke Li loved doing graffiti with friends. She used to paint in 798 art district, but never in a formal kind of way. Late in 2015, one of her mural designs won first prize in the Outside Art Challenge, and she had the chance to come to the USA for the first time and paint her very first mural in the United States. She completed her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in the Spring of 2020 and has been featured in many exhibitions and publications.
Chelsea Piers Fitness Mural Location: Chelsea Mezzanine
For more examples of their work please visit: @yukeliart