Stela

Stela aka Starchild Stela is, in words used on her Facebook page, “a feminist street artist who spreads out radical cute culture”. For much more than what’s found in the image gallery below, see her Instagram page.

Stela, qui travaille aussi sous le nom Starchild Stela, est 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 ses pages Facebook et Instagram.


painted

In Hochelaga.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

In St-Henri.

In Parc-Ex.

On the door of a Hochelaga back alley.

With Bibiuna on the right, in Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

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

Same spot as above, later.

In Rosemont.

In Parc-Ex.

Under expressway.

Under expressway.

Beneath train track overpass.

Opposite side of the above.

In Rosemont.

In Ville-Marie.

In Hochelaga Maisonneuve.

On the Plateau.

In Hochelaga Maisonneuve.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

On the Plateau.

On the Plateau.

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

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

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

Representing Queer Sprayers on the Plateau.

In Mile End.

In alley behind Mont-Royal.

On 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.

On the Plateau.

In Plateau alley.

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)

On Fairmount near St-Laurent

In alley behind St-Denis

In Angus/Rosemont.

In Angus/Rosemont.

In vacant lot east of Hochelaga.

On the Plateau.

On the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie

In St-Henri

Next to train tracks.

On construction site board wall behind St-Denis.

Stela against cat-calls

Stela (girls) and Homsik (furry creature) for Cabane à sucre secret project August 2014

In Quartier des Spectacles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Listen in the Village, representing Queer Sprayers.

In Plateau alley.

In Plateau alley.

In Centre-Sud

A very old one on the Canada Malting abandoned building.

In Hochelaga.

On an abandoned Plateau building.

Naps (left) and Stela (right)

Stela (left) and Selena Gomez (right)

In a Plateau alley.

Both in Plateau alleys.

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

In the South West.

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

Representing the Witch Gang in alley behind St-Laurent near the McGill ghetto.


wheatpastes and paste-ups

Above ones also seen in different colours

Stela (left) and Swarm (right)

Left: Stela wheatpaste (centre) beneath 52Hz (bird and fish), Futur Lasor Now (bottom) and Il Flatcha sticker (top left)

Image on the right also shows Swarm above Stela

Swarm (lef) and Stela (right) on phone booth window

A different type of collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Another collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Right: with Turtle Caps sticker

Stela (left) and Selena Gomez (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.
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.

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

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

Collaboration paste-up with Ambivalently Yours.

Another collaboration with Ambivalently Yours.

Naps (left) and Stela (right)

Artist on the right is unidentified.


stickers and small paste-ups

There are very few commercially printed stickers for Stela, most of the ones displayed below are hand-drawn.

Stela ne produit que très rarement des autocollants imprimés commercialement. La majorité des autocollants dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous ont été dessinés à la main.

The sticker on the right is a collaboration with Zu.

Collaboration with Swarm, based on a wheatpaste they did a few months earlier (scroll up this page to view).

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

stickers by Stela (purple starchild), 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).

Stela (middle and bottom centre), Homsik (middle right), Naps (top centre), Futur Lasor Now (top left), Yunotdoc? (in yellow on the left) and other unidentified friends

Same location as above, a few months later. Stela (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

Stickers by Stela (top left), Naps (bottom left), Swarm (top right), Waxhead (bottom right), with unidentified friends.

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 and collectives (such as Naps bottom left and Wall Of Femmes top right)

Collaboration stickers by Stela and Zu. The 2 stickers bottom left are by Zu alone.

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

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