About Ian

New York native Ian Sullivan uses spray paint, acrylics and ink to create murals, illustrations, cityscapes and designs that capture the energy and edge of his hometown. Ian’s pieces are easily recognized by his unique style, a fusion of traditional and graffiti elements. His most iconic style is called Fear of Negative Space, in which shapes, lines and often hidden messages fill the canvas almost in its entirety.

Ian’s works often feature Syn, a fictional persona he uses to communicate his feelings of the moment. Using Syn as contrast to the cold streets of certain New York neighborhoods, Ian’s art deconstructs the complexities of growing up in the world’s most unrelenting city.

Ian’s works have been featured in some of the top art galleries in New York City and are frequently on display at Anderson Contemporary. Recent commissions and collaborations include Post Malone, Disney, Mickey Mouse, Swizz Beatz, SLAM, One World Trade Center, Keith Urban, Faith Connexion, Kipling, Yung Gravy, Barclays Center and Avery Williamson (NFL Jets).