Graff Tours’s mission is to connect people with the street art and graffiti culture. Our talented staff showcase this misunderstood craft. We offer people an opportunity to interact directly with artists thru graffiti art lessons, street art tours or the Graff Tours Workshop a unique combination of the two.
Our company promotes the appreciation of street art via an urban art explorations. Our explorations showcase murals, illegal art, and information on the artists and their process. Our tours adapt to the art as it is being created and changed creating an ever changing tour of the art of the streets.
We teach the graffiti craft via graffiti art lessons and workshops. We set up a legal forum to explore aerosol spray, techniques, and artistic expression. Lessons are a unique opportunity to try your hand at graffiti. We also offer team building workshops and create customizable events.
LEAF – Graffiti Writer
Leaf (real name not disclosed) is originally from Upstate NYC but has made NYC his home for the past 5 years. When he is not doing tours and lessons for Graff Tours, Leaf has been known to leave his name throughout the city. Look left or right from any JMZ subway stop and you are bound to see one of this prolific artist’s tags. Check out more here – https://www.instagram.com/leaf_8k/
Theresa Kim – Muralist
Theresa Kim aka Resa Piece is an exceptional painter and muralist. Originally from Long Island, Resa has created her masterpieces throughout the 5 boroughs. Her style mixes graffiti, sci-fi, and characters to create a unique “bionic” style all her own. For more info check out – https://www.instagram.com/resa_piece/
Cram – Graffiti Artist
Cram’s modern approach to graffiti has gained him acceptance in galleries and the streets. He has been around 25+ years in the game. He has run businesses, traveled, and is a true master of the craft. You can see his pieces on walls and galleries alike in places like NYC, London, and Vienna. Check out more – https://www.instagram.com/cramcept/
Gabriel Schoenberg | Operations Manager
I was studying abroad in Argentina, and I saw my first street art tour. So when I moved back to NYC, I quickly adopted the idea and created a street art tour here in the five boroughs combining my experience in tourism (my family business) with my passion for street art. I have traveled the world documenting graffiti in places like France, Israel, Puerto Rico, and of course Argentina. I live in Queens NY working to promote the beautification of the city by setting up commissions, producing and curating graffiti events, and running Graff Tours.
Kate Murphy | Art History Buff and Tour Guide NYC
Originally from very small town Pennsylvania, Kate Murphy attended the University of Pittsburgh where she received an MA in Art History. An internship in the Carnegie Museum’s Education Department introduced her to art appreciation, and she has been passionate about it ever since. This experience has guided many of Kate’s career choices including moving to NYC in 2006. Shortly after arrival, she became captivated by the city’s vibrant graffiti and street art culture. She has developed and given tours at MoMA PS1 and the Brooklyn Art Museum, and began working with Graff Tours in early 2012. Kate thinks the best thing about her job is seeing firsthand how the movement inspires new and meaningful artistic relationships for people of every age and background. Kate currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where she moonlights as a jewelry designer.