Congratulations to Artist Jade Warrick! Jade, who splits her time between Troy and Albany, is the selected artist for The Uniting Line public art project. She will create custom murals beneath the Hoosick Street Bridge. Jade was selected by The Uniting Line project partners to create murals for display at the Hoosick Street underpass to help transform and reactivate the area between the North Central neighborhood and downtown. WMHT will be following her work on this project over the coming months.
Originally from Los Angeles, Jade studied design and business marketing at the University of Houston. She moved to the Capital Region to be closer to family and works in education and training for the state of New York in a multimedia and marketing position. Jade has two cats named Janet (after the character in the TV show The Good Place) and Caravaggio (after her favorite Renaissance painter).
Jade said she wants to use graffiti and street art not to make a political statement but to showcase the BIPOC communities doing everyday things like enjoying nature, walking the dog, and doing yoga.
“A lot of Black art and street art usually tell stories – which are needed – of pain and trauma. Let’s have some balance as well. I wanted to showcase another piece of the story,” said Jade, who also partnered with multiple organizations to start the group Amplified Voices which helps validate voices and spreads accessibility to art in communities of color.