Hoboken-Based Artists + Creators to Follow on Instagram

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Hoboken is a hub for creative minds. Besides local, organized art events, and organizations like the Hoboken Arts Online Gallery, the Monroe Center for the Arts, and the Hoboken Arts and Film Festival, there are bountiful individual creative contributors to the arts community. Many of them leverage social media as a platform for their creations, style, musings, and more. From painters to embroiderers, this list is a robust showcase of the beautiful, diverse Hoboken art scene. We already rounded up up a list of Jersey City artists and creators to follow on Instagram, now, read on for Hoboken-based artists, creators, and makers to follow on Instagram. 

Aaron Boucher {@a.p.boucher}

Aaron Boucher

Aaron is the Founder of Field Colony and co-owner of Rexer Gallery, contemporary art studios in Hoboken. He is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily with mixed media on paper and canvas and sculpture. Aaron also helps coordinate the annual Hoboken Arts Tour and is a pillar in the local art community.  

Alane Gianetti {@writeprettyforme}

Alane Gianetti

Alane is a talented local calligrapher. She specializes in bringing bridal dreams and wedding visions to come true through custom signage and stationery. She also provides business education resources for fellow freelance creatives. Learn more about Alane in her feature as Hoboken Girl of the Week back in 2018. 

Alexa Martin {@alexamartindesigns}

Alexa Martin

Alexa specializes in everything from graphic design to custom paintings. Her work, which she frequently shares with her followers, is often bright, bubbly, nautical, and summery. Oh, and Alexa draws custom home portraits. Another fun fact: she is the designer behind the Hoboken Girl x 902 Brewery Hard Seltzer can! 

Andrea Maiolano {@loveamarie}

Andrea Maiolano

Andrea is a designer and maker for brides and those looking for bespoke keepsake gifts. Her niche is bridal clutches made from heirloom dresses, perfectly curated for each individual bride she works with. Beyond her bridal designs, Andrea considers herself a “keepsake artist” and loves to paint old bottles.

Read More: The Story Behind the ‘Hoboken Firsts’ Utility Boxes in the Mile Square

Angel Berrios Jr. {@abxphotography_}

Angel Berrios Jr.

Angel, born and raised in the Mile Square, is both a photographer and an impressive singer/songwriter. He is a multi-talented artist whose work highlights inclusivity, drag queens, social media influencers, and more. 

Ben Sobsey {@bensobseystudios}

Ben Sobsey

Ben is a born and bred Hoboken local who turned his passion for painting into more than just a side hustle when the pandemic hit in March. Read more about his impressive work and custom commissions on Instagram and in our article, Hoboken + Jersey City Businesses Born During Covid.

Brittany Paige {@brittanypaigedesigns}

Brittany Paige

Brittany is a graphic designer and illustrator who specializes in “witty and empowered” designs for the “unapologetic girl.” Her business selling goods featuring her designs launched as a side hustle in 2018 and has since turned into a full-operating small business with over 100 wholesale accounts throughout NJ and NY. 

Camille Marino {@camille.artist}

Camille Marino

Camile is a visual artist who specializes in design for paintings, murals, custom clothing artwork, interiors like pillows and mugs, and much more. Her unique, signature style features geometric faces with bright pops of color. She recently launched her own line, “FACES | The Label”, in which she sells her art through. Check out her website here. She also worked on the new Hoboken Business Center/Mission 50 mural.  

Elyse {@saltwaterscripts}

saltwaterscripts

If you’re looking for a local hand letterer, look no further than Elyse and her business Saltwater Scripts. Her specialties include hand-lettering and creating art for private parties, dinners, weddings, birthdays, and other events, and she can make anything in her shop custom to order, too.

Jennifer Mack Watkins {@mack_jenniferprints}

Jennifer Mack Watkins

Jennifer Mack Watkins is a printmaker and educator who focuses her work on investigating the complexities of being a woman, beauty images, relationships, body image, power, and gender roles. 

See More: The Artists Behind Hoboken’s Painted Utility Boxes on Washington Street

Johana Gutierrez-Griffiths {jjpaperieco}

Johana Gutierrez-Griffiths

Johana’s creative format is calligraphy, engraving, and design. After opening her own studio in January, she never anticipated that her business JJ Paperie + Co {which was primarily in-person workshops} would come to a screeching halt in March. While JJ Paperie + Co wasn’t technically “born” during the pandemic, Covid-19 forced Johanna to pivot quickly from her original business plan. Learn more about her story in our article, Hoboken + Jersey City Businesses Born During the Pandemic Part 2.

Kelly Schwing {@schwingshop}

Kelly Schwing

Kelly is the embroiderer behind the popular, local Etsy shop SCHWINGSHOP is an independently run (by me above, hi) hand-embroidery business in Hoboken. I hand embroider crewnecks, tote bags, t-shirts, baby hats/onesies, stockings + more! I love making big custom orders for bridal parties + bachelorettes – such as totes, t-shirts, hats, etc. + love seeing custom ideas you come up with for my designs

Lawrence Ciarallo {@lawrenceciarallo}

Lawrence Ciarallo

Lawrence is a local artist with many ties to Hudson County. Lawrence is on the Hoboken Arts Committee and has his studio at Art 150 {follow them on Instagram @art150jc}. Additionally, Lawrence is an ambassador for an art organization called Young New Yorkers that creates arts-based diversion programs to court-involved young people in New York, with the ultimate goal of empowering them to transform the criminal justice system. You can also buy his prints and goods online. He designed the John Lewis utility box on Washington Street.

Muneca Mullins {@muneca_mullins}

Muneca Mullins

Muneca Mullins is a creative force of nature. She’s an artist, fashionista, creative director, AND stylist. She owns her own studio {@munecamullinsstudios} based in Hoboken that Hoboken Girl featured in an article a few years back. She recently designed and painted an interior mural at the new location of The Hair Room JC at 140 Bay Street in Jersey City, in collaboration with their team. 

Ricardo Roig {@roigcollection}

Ricardo Roig

Ricardo creates bespoke hand-cut prints inspired by life and has a gallery located on the ground level of the W hotel. He was recently commissioned by the Hilton Canopy Hotel in downtown Jersey City to paint a mural in their lobby. 

Walter John Rodriguez {@walterjohnrodriguez}

Walter John Rodriguez

Walter John Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba but spent most of his life in New Jersey. He is an incredibly talented painter who also holds a Master’s degree in Education from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. Walter’s work has been on exhibit throughout Hudson County quite often. For more on his work, check out Walter’s website

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Nicole is a born and bred Jersey girl. Originally from Bergen County, she's called Jersey City home since 2016. After years of working in NYC at marketing agencies for big brands, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to turn her side hustle {supporting local businesses as a writer and social media strategist} into her day job. An all-around champion for small businesses, Nicole loves to shop, eat, drink, and share all things local to New Jersey on her Instagram page, @heynicoleraye. When she isn't curating content or networking, she can be found exploring NJ neighborhoods with her college sweetheart, whipping up a home-cooked meal, planning a get-together for her friends, redecorating her apartment, rooting for her favorite teams (go NJ Devils!), or plotting her next adventure.