Once graffiti vandal now turned graffiti artist with a purpose, Steve “Nvade” Cipriano’s artwork has been seen over the past decade and a half, at youth camps & retreats, graffiti workshops, school assemblies, community hip hop art shows and IC / DFW productions. Nvade has been a part of the Dallas Graffiti scene since 1997. During high school, he teamed up with a group of friends and joined the now, legendary Infinity Crew. His artwork comes in the form of traditional graffiti on walls, on canvases, self made comics, customizing vinyl toys, sculpting, screen and digital prints, and self own hand sown plush toy line called Plush Life Toys.
Over the last decade, he has been traveling to schools & churches across the US to speak and help shed light on the positive route on this art form and to help students embrace their own God given talent. He has also been invited to have his art displayed at several art galleries around Texas and New York. Annually during Summer time, you can find Nvade and his wife Kathy conducting a week long hands-on graffiti workshop at Pre-Teen Impact at Christ For The Nations and Blazefest Youth Camp in New York City. Locally, you can find Nvade’s live graffiti expo and toy work at art events hosted by the Rec Shop, Just.Us League,ATAMA, and Vinyl Thoughts Nation. This year, Nvade has teamed up with the new upcoming local artist Selina Cruz, @selinathebeatlesfan17, in various artwork collaborations. In fact, one of their works will be displayed in Madl form for VT5.
Here are Nvade’s social media links:
Instagram & Twitter @plushlifenvade
Instagram & Twitter @djstibs (music account)