ARTETERIA is an art collective that represents, promotes and shows artists and talent with an emphasis on artists raised here. ARTETERIA is a partnership between Awia Perkins and Joey Sheridan, further partnering with other collectives and individuals, Robin Newland and Shawn Dickerson! Forces of street credibility that continue to explore the current and emerging diverse arts and culture of NYC, while staying true to our history!
AWIA PERKINS...At his birth, his Native American father insisted on ancestral traditions and that story made the NY Times, the beginning of the narrative for this future advocate of Mannahatta's Indigenous Culture.. As a teen, Awia fortified his commitment to diversity as a ringleader of the divergent movement in the 90's village scene and continues his passions as an activist for Loisada housing, in the arts and his Alphabet City and Lower East Side community.
JOEY SHERIDAN...A purveyor of NYC street culture since a teen in the midst of the vibrant art and music scene of the 80's. As a Creative Director at the legendary Unique Clothing Warehouse, the promoter of the long lasting party Cafe con Leche, founder of the influential gallery Urban Works and of The Warholian Lineage Research Center, Joey Sheridan continues to document and enjoy his life observing the history and future in the downtown scene.