New Art for the Island’s Interior Spaces

Artist in Residence MOMO to create ten murals over one month


The Studios of Key West will host New York-based artist, MOMO, during the month of December, and he will work with ten local residents to create a new mural for interior and domestic spaces all over the island. MOMO, who has conducted innovative conceptual projects around the country, calls his upcoming Key West effort, Public Art in Private Spaces.

Commissions for MOMO’s work have come from corporations like Y-3/Adidas, Scion/Toyota, and J&B, and from galleries in New York, Seoul, London, Madrid, and Sao Paulo. For Key West the artist will design and create ten murals in private residences at no cost. Residents and participants must have ownership or approval to utilize an interior wall or living space for a new mural, but are under no obligation to keep or maintain the artwork. MOMO will document each work with photography and produce a small booklet about Public Art in Private Spaces, and seeks a wide demographic of Key West residents and living spaces.

The Studios of Key West seeks interested home owners and residents who might want to meet MOMO in early December, and be considered for one of his TSKW/Key West murals. Interior walls can be in any private space, living room, hallway, stairwell, kitchen or bedroom. The artist will be responsible for selecting the final ten sites, based on the responses, and based on his intentions for a diverse group of locations and demographics.

Help us support MOMO in his quest to create and gift ten new murals to our island identity. Teachers, retirees, sailboat captains, waitresses, Conchs and conch train drivers, contact TSKW if you or someone you know might be interested in offering an interior wall or site for Public Art in Private Spaces: 296-0458 or

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