Retrospective of 2022 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces 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 artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations
Retrospective of 2022 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées 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 d’artiste/crew. Pour que la 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 sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2022 street art collé et installations
Retrospective 2022 graffiti


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

Adida Fallen Angel mural in Hochelaga behind a gallery where he had a show early fall.
There’s more by Adida in this retrospective, scroll down to ‘Carnales Estridentes’ and to ‘Syrup’ to view.

Alors‘ contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Arpi‘s contribution to the 2022 graffiti jam in Lachine.
Arpi has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations as well as the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti for character pieces with letters by Acek and by Fleo.

Astro in Old Montreal. Click on Astro’s name to view the spotlight on this artist showing more pics of this piece.

Awie‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival is a tribute to Aristides de Sousa Mendes.
Awie has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Omar Bernal mural in Hochelaga. The artist plans on keeping this wall a constant work-in-progress, this is how the wall looked like at the year’s end.

Omar Bernal at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Omar is also featured elsewhere in this retrospective, in a collaboration with Dodo Osé as well as a member of Carnales Estridentes.

Bibi Una (right) and Vazy (left) in an abandoned space.

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

Bosny‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Bosny has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Danae Brisso‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival.

Dan Buller‘s tribute to the plight of refugees, painted in Côte des Neiges.

Burnt Toast‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival.

Caratoes‘ contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival.

Carnales Estridentes‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Carnales Estridentes is a collective bringing together Omar Bernal, Aldarwin and Adida Fallen Angel.
Omar and Adida both have more work in this retrospective, in solo under their own names and in collaborations with Dodo Osé for Omar, and Syrup for Adida.

Above 2: Carnior stencil/installation hybrid in Mile End referencing the viral banana art stunt from a few years back in Wynwood. Second shot is a close-up on the banada spraycan.

A Cryote mural in Mile End.
Cryote also collaborated with Waxhead on a mural featured further down this list under Waxhead’s name.

Above 5: A very long wall in Parc-Ex by Carlito Dalceggio. Seen above are shots of the complete wall followed by 4 close-ups.

Deps at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Deps at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Above 3: Three angles of this collaboration between Dodo Osé and Omar Bernal in a NDG park.
Dodo is also featured in this retrospective as a member of the Tyxna collective. Omar also has solo work as well as work as a member of Carnales Estridentes.

A tribute to Nicholas Gibbs by Drippin’ Soul, in NDG.

Izabelle Duguay mural in Rosemont.

An underpass piece by this obscure artist who signs Fart and/or 5.

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

Filco in Petite-Patrie.

Fleo‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Fleo has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

A great mural by Fluke in Montreal North.

A collaboration of Gaulois and SCHN in Mercier.
Gaulois has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations (under ‘Mad Rats’) as well as the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Hob on an abandoned building awaiting demolition.
Hob has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti (under ‘Metz’).

Hozek in Plateau End.

Tribute to Jean Duceppe by Hsix, in the village.

Kaori Izumiya‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. What’s interesting about this piece is that no spraycan was used, it was all painted by brush.

This empty lot guardian on concrete blocks by JKL Two was the most popular street art post on @wall2wallMTL’s instagram in 2022.

Above 2: another creation by JKL Two on a stack of concrete blocks in an empty lot. The second shot is a bonus turntable found next to the wall of blocks.

A bird by River June over a background by Ofusk.
Ofusk also has solo work in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

River June‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival is a hybrid piece including objects, in the style of Bordalo II.

A mural by Kouka in Petite-Patrie.

Nikki Küntzle in the Village.

Labrona and Sabrina Bejba collaboration on an abandoned building in Hochelaga.
There’s more Labrona in this retrospective, scroll down to ‘Other’ to view.
Both artists have also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations.

A Lama tryptich by Hary and Ludovic Mio, in the Fashion District.
Hary has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Kevin Ledo‘s tribute to Yvonne Maisonneuve, the founder of Le Chainon.

Above 3: 3 shots of Loopkin, Maylee Keo and Grrraaand‘s joint contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Lost Claws in Rosemont.

Lost Claws on a Mile End rooftop.

Lost Claws‘ limited edition flavor at Dairy Queen was to die for.

Lost Claws on an abandoned church.
Lost Claws has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations.

LP Montoya in an abandoned building.

Macak was very active in the past year, painting almost every day until the cold arrived. Here’s a piece painted at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

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

Titi McCoy at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Titi is part of the OTM crew, scroll down to the crew’s name for more work by this artist.

Medusa‘s part in the multi-artist Succès Scolaire jam in Parc-Ex.
Medusa has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti (under ‘Deep’).

A big solo mural by Mili in Hochelaga.

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

Milk Tongue at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Milk Tongue has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations.

Monk.e‘s tribute mural to Fredy Villanueva in Villeray.
Monk.e has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Mono Sourcil mural in Hochelaga.

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

MSHL and Diane Roe‘s joint contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Dolores Navarro aka Yuda‘s mural in Petite-Patrie.

Shepard Fairey aka Obey‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival.
Obey has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations.

Ofusk at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
There’s more by Ofusk in this retrospective, scroll up to River June to view.
Ofusk has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Origami Explorateur‘s part in the multi-artist Succès Scolaire jam in Parc-Ex which she curated.

Above 2: Origami Explorateur and Ekie‘s joint contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Ekie has more work in this retrospective, under ‘OTM crew’ as well as under ‘M.Roboto’.

Other in Rosemont.

Other (top left) and Labrona (right) in Hochelaga. Also visible bottom left is an older piece by Sloast.
Labrona has more work in this retrospective, scroll up to his name to view.

The OTM crew‘s mural in Hochelaga by M.Roboto, Ekie, Titi McCoy and Facies Five.
M.Roboto and Ekie both have more work in this retrospective under M.Roboto’s name. Ekie also collaborated with Origami Explorateur, scroll to her name to view. Titi McCoy has a solo entry under his name.
Ekie has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations.

Paynt in Mercier/Hochelaga.

Paynt in Mercier/Hochelaga.

Polographe mural in the Plateau.

Polographe at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Ram One at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Above 3: 3 angles of le Renard Fou‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

M.Roboto‘s part in the multi-artist Succès Scolaire jam in Parc-Ex.

A mural piece in Rosemont by M.Roboto and Ekie. What’s interesting about this collaboration is that M.Roboto first painted the cyborg character, and then Ekie added a stencil of M.Roboto the artist peaking out from behind.
Both artists are part of the OTM crew, scroll up to the crew’s name for more work by them. Ekie also collaborated with Origami Explorateur, you can see that under the latter artist’s name.

Rouks at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
Rouks has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

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

Scribe in a Hochelaga alley.

A big Scribe mural in Rosemont all painted with rollers.

Scribe in a Plateau alley.

A tall mural tribute to Riopelle by Marc Séguin.

Nick Sweetman at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

A collaboration between Syrup (bird) and Adida Fallen Angel (background) in Hochelaga.
Adida Fallen Angel has more work in this retrospective, in solo under his name, and in a collaboration under the name Carnales Estridentes.

Tchug‘s contribution to the 2022 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Tchug at Duff Court.

Tuna in Côte St-Paul.
Tuna is mainly a graffiti writer and has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

A mural in Hochelaga by the Tyxna collective bringing together the talents of Zek, Dodo Osé, Fuser and Ankh One.
Dodo Osé has more work in this retrospective, scroll up to his name to view.

The Tyxna collective’s contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival features Tyxna’s Zek, Dodo Osé, Fuser and Ankh One with assistance by Haks.

Above 2: two wall on the same building, the first by Tyxna‘s Zek and Ankh One with guests Haks and Deep, and the second by Zek in solo.
Zek, Haks and Deep have also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Vagoe at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Vexx‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival.

Ola Volo in Hochelaga.

Waxhead on a Mile End alley door.

Above 2 photos: Waxhead and Cryote collaboration in Mile End.
Cryote also worked on a solo mural that made this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Wuna in Hochelaga.
Wuna has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Drew Young‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Mural Festival.

Zen‘s tribute to actor Tony Sirico (and his character Paulie in the Sopranos) who passed away in 2022.
Zen has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 graffiti.

Zola‘s contribution to the 2022 edition of Canettes de Ruelle featuring a collage by Collages Féminicides at ground level.
Zola has also made it into the Retrospective of 2022 pasted street art and installations.

This beautiful mural appeared in a Villeray alley in 2022, but its author is unknown.

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