Steven P. Harrington

New York / USA

Steven P. Harrington is an art curator, editor, writer, and expert in the field of street art and its related practices. His written work on the street art scene has been published in international press, books, and on websites and has been translated into Spanish, Italian, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese and Korean. He has curated art exhibitions at galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, and Berlin. He has lectured and directed symposia at universities, museums, and urban art around the world. […]

Biography / Steven P. Harrington

Steven P. Harrington is an art curator, editor, writer, and expert in the field of street art and its related practices. His written work on the street art scene has been published in international press, books, and on websites and has been translated into Spanish, Italian, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese and Korean. He has curated art exhibitions at galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, and Berlin. He has lectured and directed symposia at universities, museums, and urban art around the world.

As a member of the original curatorial board at the founding of Urban Nation, Harrington has co-curated for three exhibitions at URBAN NATION Museum of Urban Contemporary Art (UN): Persons of Interest (2015), UNited. UNique. UNstoppable. (2017-18), and Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures (2020-2021).

Harrington has conducted live onstage interviews with recognized artists and authorities. He has lectured alongside recognized artworld experts such as Carlo McCormick, Dr. Sharon Matt Atkins, and Jaime Rojo, his co-curator and co-founder of Brooklyn Street Art (BSA).

Harrington and Rojo co-authored two books Brooklyn Street Art (2008) and Street Art New York (2010), both published by Penquin/Random House and they have appeared in documentary features including Banksy Does New York (2015) and Martha: A Picture Story (2019).

As co-founders of Brooklyn Street Art (BSA), Harrington is Editor in Chief and Rojo is Editor of Photography. Together they have published daily (4,200) postings from 140+ cities including an estimated 25,000 photographs documenting the evolving street art, graffiti, mural scenes, and urban fine art scenes since 2008, with a combined monthly readership and social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) following of a half million. They have syndicated more than 350 articles in The Huffington Post. Their on-the-ground reportage includes traveling to international locations including Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Mexico City, and Moscow.

The combined total of artists whom Harrington and Rojo have curated into art exhibitions is approximately 150 artists and they have directly introduced artworks to UN audiences a number exceeding 70. Their total includes important artists from classic old-school New York graffiti writers to globally recognized street art names and new talents on the scene including Shepard Fairey, Swoon and Futura 2000.

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