Kalief Browder (1993-2015)


2015, a mural painted with Caleb Neelon, Welling Court, Long Island City, New York.

"This mural memorializes the life and death of Kalief Browder, who, as a teenager, spent about two years in solitary confinement at Rikers Island. He tragically committed suicide in 2015, as a result of the emotional trauma he suffered during his confinement. The quote, “This happens every day,” came from an interview with Kalief and Marc Lamont Hill. "

Katie Yamasaki is a muralist, children’s book author/illustrator and teaching artist. She has painted over 80 walls in diverse communities around the world and is currently working on her seventh published book for children. Yamasaki is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she earned her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay in 2003. She also has 14 years of experience as a teaching artist in the New York City and Detroit public schools. Read a recent article in Hour Detroit

Katie Yamasaki, https://www.katieyamasaki.com/