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Canettes de Ruelle 2022

This image gallery brings together photos of all the pieces created for the 6th edition of Canettes de Ruelle. This 2022 edition was the biggest so far, with almost 60 walls painted, involving nearly 90 artists. In a year when there was no Under Pressure festival and Mural Festival was branching off more and more into concerts and other events at the detriment of visual arts, the Canettes de Ruelle Festival became the biggest urban art event in the city, not commercially, but in artist participation.

This edition of the festival took place in the alleys between 5th and 9th avenues, from Masson to St-Joseph. The gallery below is roughly sorted from west to east, down the 5th/6th Avenue alley, up the 6th/7th, down the 7th/8th and up the 8th/9th.

Cette gallerie-photo présente toutes les oeuvres crées dans le contexte de la 6e édition du festival Canettes de Ruelle. Cette édition 2022 a été la plus importante à date, impliquant presque 90 artistes sur une soixantaine de murs. En cette année sans festival Under Pressure et pendant laquelle le Festival Mural prenait une tangeante axée de plus en plus vers les concerts et autres événements au détriment des arts visuels, le Festival Canettes de Ruelle est devenu le plus grand événement d’art urbain de la ville, non pas au point de vue commercial, mais au point de vue participation artistique.

Pour cette édition 2022, le festival s’est déroulé dans les ruelles entre la 5e Avenue et la 9e Avenue, de Masson à St-Joseph. La gallerie ci-dessous est présentée approximativement d’ouest en est, descendant la ruelle 5e/6e Avenue, montant la ruelle 6e/7e, redescendant la 7e/8e et enfin remontant la 8e/9e.


This big mushroom-themed mural by a one-off collective features On Verra Bien, Pnzni, Blanche Renarde, Cali, Demie Molle, Tshoko, Moule, Sam’19, Kawaz and Savannah.
Also visible in this shot are bubble throws by Lora and Hob above.

Le Monstr

Ekes, Stock and Airod.

Acid

Ms Teri

Above 3: le Renard Fou, full shot and close-ups on each wall.

Yelena

Jul B

Milk Box

Scribe

SCHN

River June, with Henri Papy on text.

Above 2: Origami Explorateur featuring Ekie on stencil.

Zoe Gelfant

Kaori Izumiya. The interesting thing about this piece is that it was painted with a brush instead of a spraycan.

Le Titre Provisoire

Mos Geez‘s rooftop piece.

KT Pag

By Carnales Estridentes, a collective featuring Omar Bernal, Aldarwin and Adida Fallen Angel.

Syrup

Filco

Zoltan

Eve Lag

Her

Louis Letters and Adi

This huge CEK crew piece was done by Resno, Bhar, Jher and Sekel. Click and zoom in.

Above 2: Alors, viewed from the private rooftop where the piece was painted as well as from street level.
Terrasse photo © Olivier Bousquet.

Gaulois and Cleo.

Maliciouz

Janna Yotte and So Jack.

Maf and Seano.
Photo © Olivier Bousquet.

Someone representing TRU.

Bad Toyz featuring Hary (left and middle) and Roger84 (right).

Zola above the door, featuring a collage by Collages Féminicides on the door.

Fils And Chips

Metz representing TENS at ground level and Hob above.

Menar

Bosny

Cabe and Faser.

Bibi Una

Above 3: Loopkin, Maylee Keo and Grrraaand, full shot and close-ups on each wall.

Moule

Julian Palma

MSHL and Diane Roe.

EK Sept

Fleo

Jenna Schwartz

Nikki Küntzle and Ilana Pichon.

Hest on letters and Wuna on character.

Awie representing K6A.

Hayer (ground level) and Nero (above).

The RCii crew.

Lora

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.

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.

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.