BoogieREZ is a collaboration from artists Riiisa Boogie and Rez Ones. Riiisa calls Rez her “partner in crime and my other half.”
They met at Vassar College over a decade ago through an organization founded by Rez called HIP HOP 101. They sparked and neither has looked back since.
Riiisa was born in Japan, but moved to the U.S. at seven. Rez grew up in the New York area, spending time in Long Island, New Jersey, Brooklyn and Poughkeepsie. Both felt most comfortable expressing themselves visually and bonded over their shared love of hip hop culture. Says Rez of Riiisa “I taught Boogie what I know regarding graff and she just took off with it.”
Since joining forces, they’ve created murals all over the world, from New York to Barcelona to Miami and yes, Poughkeepsie, NY too.