Meki usually paints animals with her cartoon-like style—mostly cats and dogs. When people see her painting on the street, they may hassle her, but she says kids are always in awe of what she paints.
Zurik, Bogotá, Colombia
Zurik painted this piece while in Monterrey, Mexico. She's been painting since she was eighteen, and quickly rose to become one of the top (few) women writing graffiti in her hometown—Bogotá, Colombia.
Ale W., Lima, Peru
Ale W. is one of the most prominent street artists in Lima, though she describes herself as an outcast from the scene. She paints on her own and keeps to herself.
Martanoemi, Panama City, Panama
Aside from her own murals, Martanoemi also creates murals like this one with kids. The kids draw images in their notebooks, which Martanoemi translates into outlines on the wall. Then the kids color the entire mural together.
Lolipop, San Salvador, El Salvador
Only sixteen when we met her, Lolipop has developed a distinct street presence in only a few years. She is dedicated to the practice of graffiti, and lists it alongside her family and her studies as her most important pursuit.
Ariz, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Ariz crafted this piece in her city (alongside several other street artists) as part of an international mural project called De Mi Barrio a Tu Barrio [From My Neighborhood to Your Neighborhood]. She used stencils and spray paint.
Perversa, Bogotá, Colombia
Perversa makes street art to add color to the streets of her city, which she calls grey and dull. Her daughter, who is six, paints with her on many mural projects.
Lik Mi, Bogotá, Colombia
Lik Mi posts paste-ups like this octopus all over the walls of Bogotá's streets. She's also started her own jewelry company, which uses the same cheeky imagery as her street art.