Jeremy Novy, ‘Good Things Come in Pairs’, 2017, Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017
Jeremy Novy, ‘Good Things Come in Pairs’, 2017, Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017
Jeremy Novy, ‘Good Things Come in Pairs’, 2017, Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017

Work ships from San Francisco.

Jeremy Novy’s unique brand of street art is ripe with thoughtful social examinations. A queer artist, Novy has combated a homophobic lack of representation with a celebration of gay iconography, bringing joviality and warmth to disused urban spaces. With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, he curated the first major exhibition of its kind, “A History of Queer Street Art,” premiered in San Francisco in 2011 and later toured to Pop Up Gallery in Los Angeles and Yale University. Since graduating from Pecks School of the Arts, Novy’s art has been met with acclaim across the country. His work has benefited non-profit foundations, advocacy organizations, and community service programs and has been featured in numerous films, books, publications, and collections public and private. His stencil work is cogent in its messaging and remarkably complex for its compositional simplicity—like the koi fish of his most-established series which, floating beneath the surface of concrete, refer to anti-authoritarian coded symbols in Chinese art under communism. His pioneering images of drag queens, physique pictorials, and pornography bring to life the multiplicity of modern identity, reminding us that the we, each of us, must walk the streets of our cities in collective solidarity.
—Courtesy of Michael Carli

Signature: Signed

Image rights: Image courtesy of Lizy Dastin

About Jeremy Novy

Jeremy Novy’s unique brand of street art is ripe with thoughtful social examinations. Novy has combated a homophobic lack of representation with a celebration of gay iconography, bringing joviality and warmth to disused urban spaces. His stencil work is cogent in its messaging and remarkably complex for its compositional simplicity—like the koi fish of his most-established series which, floating beneath the surface of concrete, refer to anti-authoritarian coded symbols in Chinese art under communism.

Since graduating from Pecks School of the Arts, Novy’s art has been met with acclaim across the country. With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, he curated the first major exhibition of its kind, “A History of Queer Street Art,” premiered in San Francisco in 2011 and later toured to Pop Up Gallery in Los Angeles and Yale University.

b. 1979, Reedsburg, WI, USA, based in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Solo Shows

2017
The Arts Center of Cannon County, 
Woodbury, TN, United States,
Nature as Graffiti
2017
Amalgamated MPLS, 
Minneapolis, MN, United States,
Koi invade MPLS
2014
Lush Life Gallery, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
Looking Back
2010
Café Du Nord, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
Tingle Tangel
2010
Yerba Buena, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
DIYbca
2010
SupperClub, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
Art Attack Queer Revolution
2010
San Francisco LGBT Center, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
Lets Meet

Group Shows

2018
San Francisco,
2017
Brand New Orleans Gallery, 
New Orleans, LA, United States,
BXNY + NOLA
2016
Where Y'Art Gallery, 
New Orleans, LA, United States,
1900 Block
2016
Three Ravens, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
Big Stuff, Small Stuff
2013
Yale University, 
New Haven, CT, United States,
A History of Queer Street Art
2012
SOMArts Cultural Center, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law
2012
Museum of Sex, 
New York, NY, United States,
Fuck Art
2011
Project One, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
Warhol Reimagined
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