Groundswell Artist

DonChristian

I am a New York based rapper, producer and visual artist. My work spans musical and visual performances, rap mixtapes, installations, and public murals blending genres of painting and hip hop referencing classical and contemporary styles. I have shown and performed at The Whitney Museum, MoMA ps1, Danspace Project, and Webster Hall, as well as abroad.

Projects

  • Project | 2015

    I JUST WANT TO COME HOME

    I Just Want To Come Home declares a new mural in Bushwick on a Food Bazaar Supermarket, painted by a team of young men considering the complex relationship between police and young men of col...
  • Project | 2016

    Empowering the People, Transforming Our Home

    Through a new mural, youth artists engaged seniors at the Stapleton Houses in a public dialogue about the development's past and future as a site of hope, dreams, and community engagement.
  • Project | 2016

    Trans Latinas En Revolucion

    Trans Latinas En Revolucion is a series of three separate banners about transgender Latina womens empowerment created by Make the Road NY participants which will be used in protest marches...
  • Project | 2016

    CAMBA: Where You Can

    CAMBA: Where You Can was designed and fabricated at CAMBAs Flagstone Family Center to promote a positive image vision of family, home, stability, growth, change, and community. The Flagsto...
  • Project | 2015

    Buy Your Mama A House

    Over spring break, a group of high school sophomores in JPMorgan Chases program, The Fellowship Initiative (TFI), teamed up with four Groundswell artist to create a mural addressing the issue of...
  • Project | 2015

    The Beauty of Balance

    This street art-inspired mural affirms the core values of the Secondary School for Law: Justice, Equity, Family, and Community. One of four schools housed on the John Jay Campus in Park Slope, the ...
  • Project | 2015

    We're In This Love Together

    "We're in this love together," uses major tarot archaina imagery to illustrate queer communities/families of color and their vibrant legacy. The touch on the intergenerational connections and relat...
  • Project | 2014

    Live to Learn and Learn to Live

    Through this project, incarcerated teen artists had the unique opportunity to directly impact the jail environment which incarcerates them by transforming an industrial hallway into a blank canvas....
  • Project | 2014

    Aspire to Inspire

    Groundswell, in partnership with Jamaica NeON, engaged youth muralists in the creation of Aspire to Inspire, a mural highlighting education as the most crucial step toward success in life. ...
  • Project | 2014

    The Explosion of Wonder

    The Explosion of Wonder was created through a partnership with Pathways College Preparatory School during spring 2014. The collaborative mural design process engaged youth artists in a hands-...
  • Project | 2013

    Growing Gowanus

    Groundswell was commissioned by Whole Foods Market to create a series of murals for the exterior of its inaugural Brooklyn store, located at Third and 3rd in Gowanus.
  • Project | 2013

    Intersections Humanized

    Intersections Humanized was created by a group of teen artists participating in Groundswells Summer Leadership Institute, including some with a history of court-involvement.
  • Project | 2013

    Rebound and Rebuild

    During a one day mural painting event, Deloitte employees expressed their solidarity with Red Hook in the devastating wake of Superstorm Sandy. Lead artist Esteban Del Valle met with a committee of...
  • Project | 2013

    New Decisions and Second Chances

    New Decisions and Second Chances was created by a group of young men at East River Academy on Rikers Island. Through this project, the incarcerated youth were able to take ownership of their ...
  • Project | 2013

    Participatory Budgeting Banners

    Groundswell collaborated with Boys Town residents and Councilmember Brad Lander of District 39 to develop a series of banners and posters for the local Participatory Budgeting process.