Flatbush Avenue Mural Project Awarded to Brooklyn Artist Katie Merz

Posted August 28, 2017

Mural At 80 Flatbush is a work by Katie Merz made in collaboration with Brooklyn residents. The Project seeks to lend visibility to the disparate stories of the Brooklyn community. The work is made possible by the support of Alloy Development.

​From the Artist:

My pre-process consists of gathering information from the neighborhoods at large.  I will walk, talk and engage people so that I can compile a rich and diverse dossier of gathered stories and information. I then translate this information into hieroglyphs that will be drawn over the surface of the buildings…I would like to have this work be a public reading by the kinetic, diverse, wily and changing populations of my beloved Brooklyn.  The purpose of this project is to generate a renewed sense of public cohesion by creating an art intervention around this epic Flatbush crossroads. 

Follow the installation here: @muralat80flatbush

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Katie Merz

In addition to the winning proposal, three finalist were selected whose compelling proposals also deserve recognition. Thank you to all participants who made the selection process challenging and exciting! 

WINNER

KATIE MERZ / The Brooklyn Glyphs

FINALISTS

EMILY COTE / A Tender Cyborg

JUAN MIGUEL MARIN / Under the Influence

YURI SHIMOJO / Time Travelers on Flatbush


A special thanks to our esteemed jurors from the Downtown Brooklyn community.

JURORS

JAMES BARTLETT / MoCADA

ELIZABETH FERRER / BRIC

ALLISON FREEDMAN WEISBERG / Recess             

LISA KIM / Two Trees

REGINA MYER / Downtown Brooklyn Partnership           

LAURA MCCALLUM / Artist

AJ PIRES / Alloy

JARED DELLA VALLE / Alloy