Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2022 that were created in a studio, then pasted, glued, screwed in or cemented into a public place. 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 name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per person. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

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

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2022 à Montréal, créées en studio avant d’être collées, vissées ou fixées dans le ciment dans un endroit public. 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. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2022 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2022 graffiti


The first of 3 installations in this retrospective of painted animals on wood block surface by Arpi. This one is found in St-Henri.

A painted owl by Arpi on a surface created with wood blocks of various sizes and shapes. In the South West.

Above 2: close-up and context shot of this Arpi piece in Pointe St-Charles.
Arpi has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art. He also has figurative material next to letter pieces by Acek and Fleo in the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Hand-drawn sticker by Baze in Mile End.

Hand-drawn stickers by Baze in St-Henri.

A small poster by Bean in Mile End.

A small poster by Sabrina Bejba in Mile End.
She has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art with a collaboration with Labrona.

A paste-up by Cat’n’Paste in Rosemont.

An off-Mural poster by Sid Church.

An off-Mural wheatpaste by CSRK.

A wheatpaste and three small posters by CSRK in the Plateau.

CSRK in the Plateau.

CSRK in Petite-Patrie.

A painted tile by an unidentified artist, perhaps Damn? In the Plateau.

A stencilled wheatpaste by Ekie in Petite-Patrie.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art with collaborations with M.Roboto, Origami Explorateur and the OTM crew of which he’s a member.

A poster by Eyebag found in Mile End.

FayNix wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Gascon’s 2022 broken mosaics creation celebrating cultural icons is of Robert Charlebois. Found in Ville-Marie.

Above 4: Four posters from an installation by the Inside Out Project on the facade of a Mile End school (the installation featured more than these four).

Above 2: different angles on a long installation of posters by the Inside Out Project in Old Montreal.

An off-Mural poster by Irritated Eye.

An off-Mural poster by Irritated Eye.

An off-Mural poster by Irritated Eye.

Junko‘s South West installation from January is his last one in Montreal (to date; hoping for more!).

La Linea El Cuerpo poster in Mile End.

La Linea El Cuerpo poster in Mile End.

Labrona wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Labrona wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Labrona wheatpaste in Mile End.

Labrona wheatpaste in Mile End.
Labrona has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

A Lo Lito piece on a thick support, in the Plateau.

This piece in Mile End is not signed but it is by Lo Lito.

Installation of 3 pieces in the Plateau. The top one (from 2021) and the bottom left one (from 2022) are by Lo Lito. The bottom right one is presumed to be by the same artist.

A wheatpaste by Lost Claws found in Plateau End.

This Lost Claws piece was put up next to a mural in support of peace in Ukraine.

“Live Fast” (…and die young!), advice by Lost Claws in Chinatown.

Lost Claws on a church in Lower Westmount/NDG.
Lost Claws has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

A big off-Mural installation by the Lost Object.

A small paste-up by Gaulois representing Mad Rats.
Gaulois has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art as well as the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

A long 12-poster installation by Madame Gilles. Some of these posters are from before 2022, but the installation was put up in Hochelaga this past year.

Madame Gilles posters in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in Petite-Patrie.

Madame Gilles posters on St-Laurent.

A piece pasted in Little Italy by the ubiquitous Makenoize.
Scroll down to ‘Obey’ for one more piece by Makenoize in this retrospective.

A Milk Tongue poster in Mile End.

A Milk Tongue poster in the Plateau.

A Milk Tongue wheatpaste in the Plateau.

A Milk Tongue poster in the South West.
Milk Tongue has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

Mistake Project piece found in the Plateau.

Mistake Project poster found in the Quartier des Spectacles.

“Montréal Je T’♥” an installation by Momo Soro in Petite-Patrie. The artist created the words and the heart by inserting his empty plastic bottles in the grid of a fence. Most bottles were inserted head first, showing the clear bottom, but some were inserted bottom first, showing the blue caps (inside the heart). The bottles forming the heart were spray-painted in red. Click on image to view closer-up.

When Obey was in town to paint his mural for Mural Festival (which you can see in the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art), he also went on a pasting spree one night with Makenoize. This pair of Makenoize and Obey is found in the South West. Scroll up to ‘Makenoize’ for more by this artist.

A large wheatpaste by Obey in the South West. Also visible in the shot are throws by Asar and Oper.

A wheatpaste by Obey in St-Henri.

Another wheatpaste by Obey in St-Henri.

Ojo aka Aujeault in Petite-Patrie.

A Poison Delux wheatpaste found in Hochelaga.

An off-Mural poster by Sloast.

An off-Mural poster by Sloast.

An off-Mural poster by Sloast.

An off-Mural poster by Sloast.

An off-Mural poster by Stay Beautiful.

A pasted piece by Stay Beautiful on the facade of a vintage clothing store.

A Stay Beautiful poster in the Plateau.

Stella Peaches in Little Italy.

Stella Peaches in Mile End.

A tall wheatpaste by Stella Peaches in Mile End.

A Stella Peaches wheatpaste in the Plateau.

A Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Another Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Stikki Peaches in Griffintown.

Stikki Peaches in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Swarm in a Mile End alley.

Swarm in Mile-Ex.

Teetz wheatpaste in Mile End.

Teetz wheatpaste in Mile End.

Teetz wheatpaste in Parc-Ex.

Teetz wheatpaste in the Plateau.

A wheatpaste by Trippy YaYa in the Plateau.

A wheatpaste by Trippy YaYa in the Plateau.

A wheatpaste by Trippy YaYa in the Plateau.

Montreal was treated to a few of Wabisabi‘s Scrabble pieces this past year, here’s one I was lucky enough to find.

A James Wilson poster in Mile End.

A James Wilson poster in the Plateau.

A James Wilson poster in Petite-Patrie.

A James Wilson poster in Petite-Patrie

A Zola poster in Pointe St-Charles.

Zola‘s wheatpaste tribute to Auntie Janet in Hochelaga.

A Zola wheatpaste in Mile End.

A Zola wheatpaste in Pointe St-Charles.
Zola has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art.

A Zyk piece on thick support, found in the Plateau.

Toronto and Ottawa’s pasting artists Urban Ninja, Ty Pro, Bruho, Soap Ghost, Life In The Streets and J.Flux paid us a visit in October and put up hundreds of pieces around central Montreal, often in group installations like this one which was found in Mile End.

Another installation of posters and paste-ups by Urban Ninja, Ty Pro, Bruho, Soap Ghost, Life In The Streets and J.Flux, this one in a central graffiti alley.

A tall wheatpaste by an unidentified artist in the South West.

A large wheatpaste by an unidentified artist in the Fashion District.

A paste-up by an unidentified artist, found in Mile End.

A tall poster by an unidentified artist, found in the Plateau.

A tall poster by an unidentified artist, found in the Plateau.

This is presumably by the unidentified artist in Hochelaga who pastes black and white photos of residents of the neighbourhood.

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