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AB2452 – New York City Championship

March 16 @ 7:00 pm EDT

New York City Championship – Mar 16, 2023

Doors @ 7:00pm / Painting @ 8:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge

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Join us at LPR for the biggest event of the season – all event champions and all-stars return to the stage, and only one will reign as the New York City Champion!

Art Battle NYC is a 21+ event




Artists can apply to compete. Also, most events have a ‘Wildcard’ easel, where artists leave their names at the door and we draw at random to pick the Wildcard Artist. To be a potential wildcard artist, just buy a ticket and show up!

Confirmed Competitors

Amanda Reilly

Instagram: @amandareillyart

Amanda's art is bold, bizarre and grotesque. She is colorist at heart that dedicates her work to portraying the underground art forms of drag burlesque, boylesque, sideshow and the circus. /sf

Jorge Matarrita

Jorge Matarrita is back! Jorge, from Manhattan, will be participating again with one of his many styles./sf

Na Ji

Instagram: Newyork.kakana

Na's artwork explores the flowing fantasy landscape and wild animal portraiture. She is always inspired by the beauty of nature and expression of Asian brushstrokes./sf

From the artist:

My artwork explores the flowing of fantasy landscape and Wild animal portrait. I Always inspired by the beauty of nature and expression of Asian brushstrokes painting. Enjoy!


John, a self-taught artist, has his art displayed at art Basel in Miami. He focuses on digital, acrylic, oil and spray./sf

Jaehoon B Lee

Born and raised in Seoul - Korea, Jaehoon moved to the USA in 2002 to be a full time graphic designer for a living, and life time artist for love.” Jaehoon describes his portfolio as reflecting emotions, memories and dreams.”/sf

From the artist:

I'm so excited to paint again with other fabulous artists in New York Championship!

mauricio valdiviezo

Mauricio, an Ecuadorian artist, is a figurative artist who can work on any subject with different techniques. Passionate about the natural work, his favorite creations are landscapes./sf

From the artist:

En un mundo dominado por el hombre, mi intención es conectarnos más con la naturaleza a través del color, las texturas y las formas.


Instagram: ArtbyBoris

With a talent for combining naturalism with “bright, saturated colours,” Boris has described his portrait work as “technical.” Boris’s creativity doesn’t stop with art!

Gregg Emery

Instagram: greggvemery

An abstract painter, Gregg returns to Art Battle. In addition to painting, sketching, and printmaking, he is also the resident artist for the New York Poetry Brothel./sf

From the artist:

It is a thrill and sincere privilege to take the stage with all of the incredible talent and creative energy that makes up New York City!

Leif mcilwaine

Instagram: hx_built

Leif “mainly paints black and white photorealistic portraits using spray paint,” incorporating a stark sense of contrast, with deep black shadows that pop against bright white highlights. This dramatic use of light and shadow spotlights unique features and characteristics of the personalities Leif paints./sf

Sydney Darrow

Instagram: sydneydarrowart

Sydney is a Providence based artist specializing in representational realism, abstract art, and most frequently, a combination of the two. Her works usually take between 60-300 hours to complete, so she is excited to share with you this personal challenge of completing a work in just 20 minutes./sf

From the artist:

Cue the training montage!

Elton Duarte

Instagram: Do_art3

Elton returns! Self-taught Elton would say his style is illustrative. He loves to work with all types of mediums. In addition to his many mediums, he is also a tattoo artist./sf

From the artist:

Let's have some fun!

Dillon O’Keefe

Constantly found with a pencil or brush in his hand. Dillon skates, makes his own cartoons., as well as tattoos!/sf


March 16
7:00 pm EDT


Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker St
New York, NY United States
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