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January 13, 2020

Milwaukee’s Brush With Queer Art

Queer street artist Jeremy Novy is back in town, however briefly. He’ll be installing a mural and, as he put it, “arting the city.” The former Milwaukeean and Peck School of the Arts graduate has garnered international recognition as a pioneer of contemporary identity art and of public art with…
September 19, 2019

Taking Back San Francisco Streets with Public Art

I have spotted Novy’s work along Divisadero and in the Lower Haight; more than 2,000 koi exist across the city, according to SFGate, making it more likely than not that a pedestrian will stumble across the stenciled fish circling one another in groups that correspond with Chinese lucky numbers.
May 2, 2019

ABC: Street Artist Paints the Town with Koi Fish

Watch your step! There are thousands of fish taking over the streets of San Francisco. Stencil street artist Jeremy Novy paints the town with his signature Koi fish designs. From sidewalks to subway stations, Jeremy's art is designed to delight—whether he has permission to paint or not. For more information,…
April 11, 2019

Jeremy Novy

Jeremy Novy is an American street artist, known for painting swarms of koi fish on the sidewalks of San Francisco. His mission is to make his city a better place for living, by creating public art, available to everyone. Apart from that, he is known as a pioneer of queer…
January 10, 2016

Koi Carp sidewalk graffiti artist creates…

On a blustery Sunday, street artist Jeremy Novy wrestled with wind-whipped stencils as he added details to a mural on the Hi-Ho Lounge at 2239 St. Claude Ave. in the Marigny neighborhood. The aerosol painting depicted a flock of life-sized, Crayon green Monk parakeets coursing across a black brick background…
December 15, 2015

Playing Koi

People have asked me for years what is the meaning or purpose of the koi I stencil on sidewalks across America. Well the answer may be simple but it has a lot of meanings both to me as a person and to the symbols of harmony, strength, good fortune, friendship,…
November 12, 2015