Retrospective of 2022 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2022. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 3 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists under one common theme count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2022 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2022 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 3 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2022 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2022 street art collé et installations


Acek on letters and Arpi on bird at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Arpi has made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art as well as the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations.

Acek at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Aces in Rosemont.

Above 2: Ache and Moeka in an abandoned tunnel.

Actor by the Lachine Canal.

Adi and Qepy in Villeray.
There’s more by Adi below under ‘Louis Letters’ and ‘TRU crew’.
Qepy also has a solo entry in this retrospective, scroll down to his name to view.

Airod and Stock on train.
Scroll down to ‘Ekes’ for more by those two.

Amer in Hochelaga.

Aper, Penas and Kong in Griffintown.
Penas and Kong have more work in this retrospective, scroll down to ‘June’ to view. Scroll down to Kong as well for more by him.

Aper and Penas in highwayland.

Aper with the help of Smoke by the expressway.

Asar in Côte St-Paul.

Ason‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Ason in an abandoned building.

Awie in St-Henri.
Awie has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Awie on letters and Snikr on figurative part on the side of someone’s RV.

Awie and Axe Lalime redid this classic St-Henri wall.

Axe Lalime on the side of someone’s RV.
Axe has some figurative work visible in a collaborative mural, scroll down to ‘Monk.e’ to view.

Berper (top left), Ekler (bottom) and Klew (top right) in Rosemont.
Ekler and Klew both have solo work in this retrospective, scroll down to their names to view.

Bosny under a bridge.

Bosny at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
Bosny has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Cast in Rosemont.

CEK crew featuring Resno, Bhar, Jher and Sekel for the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Cemz at Duff Court.

Combo in Rosemont.

Cone in Rosemont.

Crane in St-Henri.

D8CH aka Joule at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Dape in an abandoned building.

There was no Under Pressure Festival in 2022, but Deep and Medusa painted 2 new walls in the Under Pressure zone around the time the festival would have happened.

This is the other Deep and Medusa collaboration in the Under Pressure zone. Also visible in grey on the far right is Repus from last year’s edition.
Medusa has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Tribute to Skear by Deep, in Rosemont.
Deep has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art for assisting on a wall by the Tyxna Project.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dfek in the Plateau.

Dice in Rosemont.

Dier under a bridge.

Dizer at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Don at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Drifo in Rosemont.

Drifo in highwayland

EK Sept‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

EK Sept in Hochelaga.

Ekes on an abandoned builing in Hochelaga.

Ekes, Stock and Airod on train.
Scroll up to ‘Airod’ for more by Airod and Stock.

Ekler in Rosemont.

Ekler at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
Scroll up to ‘Berper’ for more by Ekler.

F.One in Rosemont.

Fake in an abandoned building.

Falo, Pike and Lyons by the side of an abandoned pool.

Fault in industrial Hochelaga.

Fento in highwayland.

Fiefo in a Outremont alley.

Fleo in St-Henri.
Fleo has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Fleo (top letters), Haks (bottom letters) and Arpi (flowers) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Scroll down to Haks’ name for more by this writer.
Arpi has made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art as well as the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations.

Flesh (in blue) and Tans (in pink) from a MG crew prod in Mile Ex.

Forte and Paces in highwayland.

Fuck in Rosemont.

Gaulois in Rosemont.
Gaulois has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art as well as the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations (under ‘Mad Rats’).

Grils‘ tribute to Montreal food in Villeray.

Guko at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Scroll down to ‘Pito’ for more by Guko.

Haks in Hochelaga.
There’s more by Haks above in this list, under ‘Fleo’.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art for assisting on a wall by the Tyxna Project.

Hank in Hochelaga.

Hank at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Hary in Rosemont.
Funny story, there used to be another piece by Hary in this spot, until the wall needed to be repaired. When the bricklayers put the old bricks back up after the repairs, they just put them up randomly, creating this new background onto which Hary painted this new piece.
Hary has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Lama’).

Havok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Hayer in Rosemont.
He also contributed to the RCii crew piece listed further down this list.

Hayer (ground) and Nero (above) for the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Scroll down to Nero’s name for more by this writer.

Above 2: Heavy and Legal in a central graffiti alley.
Scroll down to Legal’s name for more by this writer.

Her‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Heras in Hochelaga.

Hest in Hochelaga.

Hest in Plateau End.

Hest on letters and Wuna on B-girl for the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Wuna has letter pieces of her own in this retrospective, scroll down to her name to view.

Hoar in Rosemont.

Hoar in Hochelaga.

Hold in Rosemont.

Jaker in Côte St-Paul.

Jaker in a Montreal park.

Jaker and Peace on the business of one of their friends.
Scroll down to ‘Peace’ for more by this writer.

2022 saw a rise of these hanging vertical pieces around the city. Featuring June (twice), Rise, Juls, Halee, Penas, Metz/Tens, Sumo, Kong and Pirase.
Also visible at ground level: Hyke, Dems, Franco, Morgue, Toon, Tron, Coler, Actor and Flair.
Scroll up to ‘Aper’ for more by Penas and Kong, and scroll down to Metz’s, Kong’s and Sumo’s names for more by each of them.

June on an abandoned building in Outremont.

June on the most iconic abandoned building in Montreal, the Canada Malting.

Kare at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Los Keos‘ Robe and Fore at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
Robe also has a solo piece in this retrospective, scroll to his name to view.

Above 2: Los Keos and Wonez at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Killa EF in Rosemont.

Klew in Rosemont.
Scroll up to ‘Berper’ for more by Klew.

Kong and Siuk on the roof of a building in Côte des Neiges. Also visible in the shot are 2 throws by Sumo.
Kong has more work in this retrospective, scroll up to ‘Aper’ and to ‘June’ to view.

Korb at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Korb‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.
Scroll down to ‘Monk.e’ for more by Korb.

Kores at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Truckside Kwun.

Legal in Côte St-Paul.
Scroll up to ‘Heavy’ for more by Legal.

Legal, Nesar and Dreus in highwayland.
Scroll down to Nesar’s name for more by him, and scroll down to ‘Oper’ for more by Dreus.

Louis Letters in Hochelaga.

Louis Letters and Adi‘s joint contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Scroll down to TRU crew for more by these two.
Scroll up to ‘Adi’ for more by this writer.

Makes in Rosemont.

Above 2: Maniak (left) and Clok (right) in Rosemont.

Above 2: Maniak (left) and Clok (right) in Rosemont.

Meow in Hochelaga.

Meow in Mile End.

Merv in Rosemont.

Above 3: Metz representing Tens on Parc-Ex rooftops. The top photo shows the 2 pieces, followed by 2 close-ups. Siuk is also visible in the second close-up.
Scroll up to ‘June’ for more by Metz.

Metz on letters and Hob on figurative part for the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Hob has made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Micer under a bridge.

Micer at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Monet on the iconic Canada Malting.

Monet in Mile End.

Monet representing the 90s crew in Mile End.

Monk.e in St-Henri.

Monk.e at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Monk.e has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Above 3: Collaboration of Monk.e, Korb and Axe Lalime in a Hochelaga alley. Top photo is the full wall, followed by close-ups on Korb then Axe and Monk.e’s parts.
Korb and Axe both have more work in this retrospective, scroll to their names to view.

Morice on an abandoned building out west.

Above 2: Morice (left) and Giles (right) in a Mile-Ex alley.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

Narc in Rosemont.

Narc and Tuna in Rosemont.
Scroll down to Tuna’s name for more by this writer.

Nero at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Scroll up to Hayer for more by Nero.

Nesar in Côte St-Paul.

Nesar on a retired train car.
Scroll up to ‘Legal’ for more by Nesar.

Nomis in Côte St-Paul.

Nor at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Ofusk‘s piece in a McGill ghetto mural.

Ofusk in Pointe St-Charles. Also visible above are 2 throws by First.

Truckside Ofusk.
Ofusk has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Trackside Oper, Dreus and Playa.
Scroll up to ‘Legal’ for more by Dreus.

Panda on letters featuring Wuna on characters in Hochelaga.
Wuna has letter pieces of her own in this retrospective, scroll down to her name to view.

Pane at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Pane under a bridge.

Peace on train.
Scroll up to ‘Jaker’ for more by Peace.

Peru143 at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Pest at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Peyo in Plateau End.

Phare at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Pito in Côte St-Paul

Pito at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Pito and Guko in Rosemont.
Scroll up to Guko’s name for more by this writer.

Porshe in an abandoned building.

Psy was in town for a short while, here’s a piece found in a Mile End alley.

Psycho on the back of a Mile End billboard.

Trackside Psycho.

Qepy in Plateau End.
He also collaborated with Adi on a Villeray wall, scroll up to ‘Adi’ to view.

Quote in Rosemont.

The RCii crew‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Hayer from this crew has solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to his name to view.

Resok in Rosemont.

Riot under a bridge.

Riot on an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

Rival‘s contribution to a MG crew prod in Mile Ex.

Rizek in Hochelaga.

Rizek in Hochelaga.

Rizek in an abandoned building.

Robe from Los Keos at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
Scroll up to ‘Los Keos’ for more work by him with Fore.

Rond doing Peyo’s name in Rosemont.

Rouks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
Rouks has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Salé in Rosemont.

Sank at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sawk in Rosemont.

An off-mural piece by Sawr in a central alley.

Scamron at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Sceak in Rosemont.

Senck in a central graffiti alley.

Above 2: Senck (left) and Snipes (right) at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Sener in Rosemont.

Shek‘s contribution to a MG crew prod in Mile Ex.

Shok in a Ahuntsic alley.

Sino at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Skam at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Smak in a Hochelaga alley.

Snipes in Côte des Neiges.

Above 2: Snipes (left) and Senck (right) in Côte des Neiges.

Snok on pillar.

Snok in Rosemont.

Snok in a central graffiti alley.

Sober‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Sober at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Space under a bridge.

Stack in Rosemont.

Sucr at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Sumo rolldown in Old Montreal.
Sumo has more work in this retrospective, scroll up to ‘June’ to view.

Swik at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Norway’s Tegson representing the WC crew at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Timer celebrated 30 years of doing graffiti this year and this is his piece in the jam celebrating this anniversary in Lachine.

Timer‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Timer in Rosemont.

X-large bando piece by the TRU crew featuring Adi on character, with Orper, Kamzer and Dosk.
There’s more by Adi above under his name and under ‘Louis Letters’.

Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He also collaborated with Narc on a mural, scroll up to Narc’s name to view.
Tuna has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Vaper in Rosemont.

Verbe in Rosemont.

West in Rosemont.

Wuna in Hochelaga.

Wuna in Plateau End.
She also painted characters with other writers’ letter pieces featured in this list, scroll up to ‘Hest’ and ‘Panda’ to view.
Wuna has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Zehok, Shrek and Singe graffiti mural in Rosemont.

Zek in St-Henri.
Zek has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Tyxna’).

Zen at Duff Court.

Zen in the Plateau.
Zen has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Zepo in Rosemont.

Zepo with the help of Amélie, in Rosemont.

Zion in Rosemont.

Zonek on pillar.

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