Peach Tao

Jamaica: Tree of Life

“When we started painting, I saw it on the wall, and I was like, ‘Wow.’ I didn’t know this was possible. Everybody who walked by while we were painting, they seemed excited. … Now that it’s done and it’s over, it looks amazing. And every time I come back I’m always gonna know that I…

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PS 102: Welcome Refresh

What we now call Thrive Collective began with the “Welcome” mural project in the schoolyard at PS 102 in Brooklyn back in 2011. This year, the school asked us to refresh the mural following damage from a recent building renovation that included exterior scaffolding. Enjoy the original Welcome mural portfolio here, and the PS 102…

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MS 83X: Respect Road

The “Respect Road” mural at MS 83 in the Bronx reflects the school’s “Bulldog Pride” and “Respect for All” mantras, along with its core values of respect, responsibility, and reflection. The principal wanted to design to go against type and avoid food references in the cafeteria, while emphasizing the importance of friendliness in the lunch…

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Walton Campus: Global Gastronomy

The “Global Gastronomy” school mural adorns the main entrance to the cafeteria at the Walton Campus in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Thanks to the generous support of NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera, along with the NYC Departments of Cultural Affairs and Youth, the mural highlights the diverse culinary traditions of different immigrant groups…

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P.S. 245K creators

PS 245K: Creators

The “Creators” mural at PS 245 in Flatbush explores the creative convergence of artists and scientists over time with the help of a time machine. It is one of two mural projects funded by NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene in spring 2019. As a school, PS 245 has embraced a STEAM educational focus (Science Technology…

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hand performing math

Discovery HS: Cognition Series

Artists Peach Tao and Chris Gomez collaborated directly with the administration of Discovery High School for the Cognition murals, a series of four distinct but related installations. The principal wanted the murals to communicate the message that every individual person, thought, and action at Discovery High School interconnects to form a cohesive whole. When individual…

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"thinker" cognition series

Discovery HS: Cognition Series

Artists Peach Tao and Chris Gomez collaborated directly with the administration of Discovery High School for the Cognition murals, a series of four distinct but related installations. The principal wanted the murals to communicate the message that every individual person, thought, and action at Discovery High School interconnects to form a cohesive whole. When individual…

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train School Mural

Walton Campus: The World We Make

Three schools at Walton Campus in the Bronx collaborated to celebrate the cultural diversity on campus in “The World We Make”: Kingsbridge International Academy, International School for Liberal Arts (ISLA), and Teaching Arts and Professions HS.  Nearly 200 students (six classes) with roots in South and Central America, the Carribbean, Africa, and the Middle East led the effort,…

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Eagles Mural

PS 327: Soaring High

Welcome to PS 327’s “Soaring High,” made possible by NYC Council Members Darlene Mealy and Alicka Ampry-Samuel! This mural features the school’s Eagle mascot soaring through the skies of New York, along with students riding eagles and books. The mural also includes monuments from all over the world and the eagles themselves as students. Peach Tao,…

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Grand Street: Rooted

The three high schools at Grand Street Campus have long partnered with Thrive Collective for assemblies, mentoring, interns, art programs, and more. “Rooted” represents the second mural completed by students at Grand Street students after “Legacy” by Progress High School in 2014; and the first completed as a campus-wide collaboration with students from all three…

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