Stela

Stela aka Starchild Stela is, in words used on their Facebook page, “a feminist street artist who spreads out radical cute culture”. For much more than what’s found in the image gallery below, have a look at their Instagram page. To learn more about this artist, have a look at this interview for Forget The Box.

Stela, qui travaille aussi sous le pseudo Starchild Stela, est, selon sa page Facebook, une artiste street féministe qui s’emploie à répandre une culture cute mais radicale. Pour beaucoup plus que ce qui se trouve dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, voir sa page Instagram. Pour en apprendre plus au sujet de Stela, voir cette entrevue publiée chez Forget The Box (en anglais).


painted

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

In Hochelaga.

Same spot as above, earlier.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

In St-Henri.

In Parc-Ex.

In Rosemont.

In St-Henri.

With Bibiuna on the right, in Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga, next to the above.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

On the door of a Hochelaga back alley.

Under expressway.

In the Quartier des Spectacles.

In Parc-Ex.

Under expressway.

Beneath train track overpass.

Opposite side of the above.

On St-Henri garage door (top half only).

Stela (top right and recess inner wall), Lulu107 (top left), Amanda Valdes (bottom left) and Didi aka Diana Contreras (bottom right) near McGill ghetto.

Representing the Witch Gang in an alley behind St-Laurent near the McGill ghetto, across the alley from the above collaboration wall.

Back of information panel for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

On an abandoned building in Angus/Rosemont.

Stela (girls) and Homsik (furry creature) for the Cabane à sucre secret project.

Stela’s signature Starchild is recognizable in this collective contribution by the WZRDS GNG to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival (photo © Vitrolaeletrica).

In a vacant lot east of Hochelaga.

On construction site board wall behind St-Denis.

Stela against cat-calls.

A blog post on the making of this piece at the Omnipac building was published at Citizen Erased. Photo © Kathryn Luna.

A very old one on the Canada Malting abandoned building.

Earlier piece at the Omnipac building. Photo © Kris Murray 2010.

Piece dating back to 2007-2008, in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.


figurative throws

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

In the Plateau.

In Ville-Marie.

In Hochelaga.

Stela (left) and unidentified artist (right) in Petite-Patrie.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

On an abandoned building in Rosemont.

Stela (right) and Selena Gomez (left) representing the Witch Gang, in alley between St-Laurent and Clark (bottom left corner wheatpaste is by Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art).

In the Plateau.

On an abandoned building in Angus/Rosemont.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

Stela (left) and Homsik (right) in the Plateau.

Stela (left) and Homsik (right) in the Plateau.

Representing Queer Sprayers in the Plateau.

In Mile End.

In alley behind Mont-Royal.

In the Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga, with a shout out to friend Aurore.

Representing Queer Sprayers in a Hochelaga alley; artist on the left is assumed to be Frig/Haunty.

In alley behind St-Denis.

In the Plateau.

In a Plateau alley.

In this Mile End alley.

In alley behind St-Denis.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.

In St-Henri.

Next to train tracks.

With Listen in the Village, representing Queer Sprayers.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In Centre-Sud.

Stela (right) and Max from the YMCA crew (left) in the Plateau.

Next to train tracks.


figurative tags

Next to Cryote in a Plateau alley.

In the Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

In the South West.

On an abandoned Plateau building.

Naps (left) and Stela (right).

Stela (left) and Selena Gomez (right).

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

Stela between Homsik (left) and Listen (right).

In a Plateau alley.

Earlier piece at the Omnipac building. Photo © Kris Murray 2010.


wheatpastes, paste-ups and stickers

Wheatpaste

Smaller version of the above.

As above, different colour.

Sticker version of the above design.

Another sticker, this on in colour and mass produced.

Paste-up

As above, different colour. Also visible on the right is Swarm.

Sticker-size version of the above.

Sticker.

A collaboration wheatpaste between Stela and Swarm.

Sticker version of the Swarm collaboration above.

Wheatpaste.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Sticker version.

Small paste-ups by Stela (bottom left) and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (top left and right).

Collaboration paste-up with Ambivalently Yours.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Sticker

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Paste-up.

A collaboration with Ambivalently Yours.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Artist on the right is unidentified.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

A collaboration with Zu.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Small paste-up.

Mini-poster.

Mini-poster.

Mini-poster.

Mini-poster.

Mini-poster.

Mini-poster.

Mini-poster.

Mini-posters.

Mini-posters.

Doilies.

Doilies.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilies.

Doilies.

Doilies.

Also shows Swarm above Stela.

Swarm (left) and Stela (right) on phone booth window.

A different type of collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Doilie.

Doilies.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

With Turtle Caps sticker.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilies.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilies.

Doilie.

Doilies.

Doilie.

Doilies.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Doilie.

Stela (left) and Selena Gomez (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark. This shows how feminist art gets vandalised faster and more often by taggers and other people who don’t agree with the message.

Collaboration between Stela and Zu in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Another collaboration between Stela and Zu in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

A doilie and a small paste-up.

Paste-ups by Stela (centre), Selena Gomez (left), Homsik (right) and unidentified artist (top right).

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Stickers.

Stickers.

Stickers by Stela (purple starchild), Homsik (left), Selena Gomez and friends.

Representing the Witch Gang.

Stela (red starchild), Selena Gomez representing the Witch Gang, Naps (top left) and other friends plus socially minded collectives such as Wall Of Femmes (top right) and Decolonizing Street Art (bottom right).

Stela (top) and Naps (bottom) representing the Witch Gang.

Stela and Naps again representing the Witch Gang.

Naps (top) and Stela (bottom).

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

tela (middle and bottom centre), Homsik (middle right), Naps (top centre), Futur Lasor Now (top left), Yunotdoc? (middle left) and other unidentified friends.

Stela (orange starchild), Selena Gomez representing the Witch Gang, Naps (top right), Swarm (top left) and other friends plus socially minded collective Decolonizing Street Art.

Sticker party featuring Stela (bottom right), Naps (bottom centre), Zu (top left), Selena Gomez (middle right) and others.

Sticker party featuring Stela with Naps (top left), Selena Gomez (top right), Stela (middle left), Swarm (middle right) and Zu (bottom).

Sticker party featuring Stela (top right), Naps (bottom right) and Selena Gomez (left).

Stickers by Naps (left) and Stela (right).

Stela sticker (top centre) surrounded by stickers from other socially minded artist friends (such as Naps bottom left) and collectives (Wall Of Femmes top right).

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Stickers.

Stickers.

Sticker.

Stickers.

Stickers.

Stickers.

Stickers.

Stela (top left) and Zu (bottom two).

Collaboration sticker by Stela and Zu (top). The 2 at the bottom left are by Zu alone.

Collaboration stickers by Stela and Zu.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

For herself (top) and for Queer Sprayers (bottom).

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