</a>" data-effect=fade data-slices=15 data-boxcols=8 data-boxrows=4 data-animspeed=500 data-pausetime=3000 data-directionnav=false data-controlnav=false data-controlnavthumbs=false data-pauseonhover=true data-prevtext="" data-nexttext="" data-mobilebreakpoint=767>
TRANSFORMING HISTORY AND COMMUNITY INTO ART
A life-long resident of Brooklyn, Katie Merz (“KT”) has become New York’s most renowned contemporary muralist and street artist. KT earned a BFA of Fine Art from Cooper Union School in NYC and has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum and at institutions across the United States. She is also a professor at the Copper Union School of Art, where she was recently recognized with the August St. Gaudens Award for Lifetime Achievement.
URBNGLYPHS™ MURAL COLLECTION
BKLYN NAVY YARD
The Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York commissioned KT Merz to create the original mural, which appears in the main lobby of Building 11, in 2019.
Given access to the Yard's archives, KT created a compacted illustrated map based on its history; the symbols and hieroglyphs contain hundreds of elemental details about workers, naval officers, events, ship names and logs, naval blueprints, and other signigicant locational details while the base color is reminiscent of the hull of a ship.
BUSHWICK BKLYN BLUE WALL
Originally commissioned for Citibike, the NYC bike share company, this mural by KT Merz can be found in the epicenter of Bushwick.
While the base color is Citibike Blue, the design itself is an homage to architecture and to KT's parents, who were both practicing architects in New York City.
The facade has been featured in numerous ads and commercials and is the vibrant center of the mural-filled Bushwick neighborhood.