Peter Paid, a Brooklyn, New York born-and-raised artist, with deep roots in hand-lettering, sign painting, 1980’s subway graffiti and DJing.
While attending New York City’s prestigious High School of Art & Design at the height of the subway graffiti era, Paid was immersed in 80’s underground culture, and the early stages of cultivating his craft began.
With over thirty five years of experience in the art world. From writing graffiti, designing album covers, logo design, owning and operating a commercial sign shop in Brooklyn, New York, to working as a letterer for the NYC Department of Transportation. While at DOT, Paid designed and fabricated highway signs and street signs, for the five boroughs, and for a decade, hand-painted world renowned iconic murals for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the New York Knicks "Go NY Go" playoff run.
In 2018 Peter Paid has transitioned his own unique style into a focused studio practice. With his first solo exhibit taking place in Brooklyn, New York in early 2019. During the summer of 2019, Paid was a featured guest artist at the New York installment of Beyond the Streets, curated by Roger Gastman. With another solo show in August 2019 at New York City's 212 Arts.
Mid 2020 continues with another month-long solo exhibit at Wall Works NY, and a solo show at Golden Hands Gallery in Hamburg, Germany.