Joab Jackson reviews PhoebeNewYork

New Yorker Joab Jackson shared some wonderful musings about PhoebeNewYork this month:

For Manhattanites, Phoebe might seem to be everywhere, like a relentless but affable socialite. Her stuck-on visage -- round, largely inscrutable, and seemingly hastily applied -- is oft accompanied with a few words of inspiration, or exasperation. She is pasted to building walls, or lampposts, and wherever stickers and slaps from the underground are publicly planted. From this style alone, locals know her, even if though don't consciously recognize her.

Read more from Joab Jackson's piece on his website:

PhoebeNewYork Solo Show "Wall to Wall"

Join us at 212 Art Gallery to celebrate our newest solo show from NYC collage and street artist Libby Schoettle featuring her alter ego, PhoebeNewYork, on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:00-9:30 pm.

“1 of 10 Rising Street Artists Who Are Taking the Art Form Beyond Banksy” - Naomi Rea, ArtNet, December 2017

“Wall to Wall” will celebrate the always vulnerable, yet strong PhoebeNewYork, while laying bare just how imperfect the life of a woman and an artist can be.

In this show, for the first time, PhoebeNewYork is clearly conjured from an alchemy of the artist’s intimate introspections and public persona. Some PhoebeNewYorks are comprised of passages of the artist’s as-of-yet unpublished manuscript, and many are on large-scale wood panels reminiscent of the most popular PhoebeNewYork street pieces.

PhoebeNewYork reveals so much about love, identity, woman-power, humor, self-confidence, isolation, and rebellion from societal norms through her distinctively raw, cut-out forms and their fashion, expressions, gestures, and the occasional inclusion of poignant words or phrases. PhoebeNewYork is a NYC street art mainstay: a character beloved for connecting with passersby and Instagram admirers as they relate to her experiences of feeling misunderstood, isolated, underestimated, and more.

“Her artwork often raises a playful eyebrow at the fashion industry while questioning beauty standards and feelings about love and gender.” – Mary Dellas, The Cut, February 2018

Please visit and follow @PhoebeNewYork for additional information. Libby Schoettle and PhoebeNewYork star in a docuseries by Canobie Films,, and the final night of filming will take place at the art show.

212 Gallery is New York’s home for urban contemporary art.

Mark Leader
523 East 12th Street
NY, NY 10009
(917) 565-8908

Paddle8 Interviews PhoebeNewYork on Instagram

Online auction house Paddle8 hosted a Q&A with PhoebeNewYork via Instagram Stories this week! We made a brief video of it here for your enjoyment:

PhoebeNewYork Street Art Comes to West Chester

New PhoebeNewYork murals have appeared in West Chester:

[Store owner] Greco said everybody loves PhoebeNewYork who was transplanted in West Chester.

“They’re just inspirational,” Greco said. “It puts a smile on people’s faces.

“It’s girl power and good for the boys to see, too.”

“It brings a sense of creativity to an ugly brick wall,” Greco said. “It brings color and life and art — everything West Chester strives to be.”

The murals are expected to hang through the end of August, though there are movements afoot to keep them up longer in concert with the Public Arts Commission. Visit G Shop Thrift and let them know you want to see more of PhoebeNewYork!

Turkey's L’Officiel Magazine features PhoebeNewYork

It's PhoebeNewYork all around the world! Phoebe appeared in the April 2018 issue of Turkey's L’Officiel; here's a quick clip from their Instagram reveal:

PhoebeNewYork on Canada's Fairchild TV

We're so excited to see Phoebe's work on Fairchild TV! Take a look at this clip from a recent piece all about PhoebeNewYork's solo Toronto show:

PhoebeNewYork Solo Show in Toronto

PhoebeNewYork is heading to Canada!

Phoebe is thrilled to be making the journey to Toronto for her first ever solo show in Canada.  Come visit Phoebe at pop-up Gallery 181 inside the studio of Danielle Nicholas Bryk (of HGTV) starting March 1st.

“I fell in love with Phoebe when I spotted her a few years ago in New York City.  She strikes such a powerful chord with a wide variety of people. She is at times political, at times empowered, at times broken-hearted and always endearing as she experiences the complexities of being a modern woman.   I am beyond excited to have a part in spreading the Phoebe love.”

See the show at Gallery 181 on Queen Street, March 1st through March 31st. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays after 6pm or by appointment at

Phoebe New York in New York Magazine

Phoebe made The Cut!

“Who needs a man?” Phoebe asks in one image, wearing zebra heels and a pencil skirt. “Are you in charge of your love life?” she asks in another. In runway images she appears with exclamations like, “It’s MY style.” Her artwork often raises a playful eyebrow at the fashion industry while questioning beauty standards and feelings about love and gender.

Read more from Mary Dellas' profile in New York Magazine, "A Street Artist’s Fashion-Obsessed Alter Ego":

Sold Magazine Attends Phoebe New York's Solo Debut

The Sold Crew came to see Phoebe's first solo show last week!

Phoebe's dark and funny explorations into love and life reflect creator Libby Schoettle’s vulnerability, raw emotions, and witty observations.

Her paper characters adorn many of New York's lampposts, mailboxes and walls; and she is admired for consistently getting her work up. You can always find a fresh Phoebe!

Amazingly for such a prolific artist, this is Phoebe New York's 1st solo show. It was a great feeling to be in a room full of her work after hunting it on the streets for years!

Sarah Sansom also sat down with Libby for some great questions about her show, her work, and what's coming up in the new year. Read the full interview:

Artnet Names Libby One of Ten Rising Street Artists

From the article "10 Rising Street Artists Who Are Taking the Art Form Beyond Banksy":

[S]treet art is wildly popular—and it’s not hard to understand why. While much of contemporary art is hidden away inside a white cube or tent, street art is accessible, both literally and figuratively. It’s currently the most photographed form of art on Instagram.

Below, we’ve assembled a list of 10 rising street artists to watch.

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