Ian Sullivan, a native of New York, is a passionate graffiti artist who has been leaving his "Tag" on the city's streets since he was 12 years old. While studying illustration at NYC's prestigious Pratt Institute, Sullivan developed a keen eye for detail and a love for urban landscapes, which he channels into his stunning murals, illustrations, and designs.
His art seamlessly blends traditional techniques with the raw energy of graffiti, resulting in a truly unique and captivating style that is instantly recognizable. At the heart of Sullivan's work is a fictional character named SYN, who embodies the rebellious spirit of the city and serves as a poignant symbol of the struggle to navigate life in one of the world's most unforgiving environments. Through his art and his alter ego, Sullivan provides a window into the complexities of growing up in New York and captures the essence of this vibrant, dynamic metropolis.
Sullivan's paintings and wall sculptures have been exhibited at Anderson Contemporary and other esteemed venues in and around New York City. Sullivan was one of the talented artists selected by Silverstein Properties and the Port Authority to paint murals on the walls and fences around the World Trade Center Campus near the Oculus.
In addition to the commissioned portrait of award winning rap artist, Post Malone, Sullivan has created a custom painted Juke Box for Grammy winning Country singer Keith Urban, Cancer awareness cleats for NY Jets Avery Williamson and most recently a commission to create sneakers for NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. He has also been in demand by trendy fashion companies like Faith Connexion to create clothing with his unique motif.