|Shiro getting busy|
Shiro is an internationally renowned artist from Shizuoka, Japan. She says, "I got started in 1998 when I saw a hip hop movie with graffiti in the background and I fell in love with the whole culture. In 2002 I moved to New York City to paint and be closer to the source of hip hop's birth. After two years I ran out of money and went back to Japan, but every summer since then I go back to New York, and starting 4 years ago I come to Miami every year for Art Basel. I've been featured in the "Art of Basketball
" show here, and I always come to paint. I've also traveled to Europe, India, Shanghai, Australia, and New Zealand to make art."
She also has her own line of urban accessories, and a graffiti inspired coloring book.