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Storm Ritter is an ambidextrous artist, fashion designer, and business owner of Storm Ritter, Inc. in Greenwich Village, NYC. Full time painter, she specializes in studio art,  painted fashion, scenic/costume design, and murals.

2022, Storm is focusing on a new collection of fine art and jewelry, while catering to garment and canvas commissions. Currently in studio, she is continuing content creation for her upcoming tarot card deck, producing a new body of work. She's consistently showing canvas work in group shows in Soho. From January to February, Storm completed a 60-foot building mural,
Age Of The Cool People. The large-scale painting provided a design foundation for NFTs, custom garments, jewelry, and art prints

2021, Storm launched her fine art series,
Realm of The Cool People, with a month-long show in Meatpacking NYC with Gallery23. Showing in multiple galleries from Soho to Midtown, Storm extended her exposure in the art scene of downtown Manhattan. She launched her NFT career showing in the NYC Crypto Fair in Times Square, with a successful feature in Forbes. Participating in outdoor live painting shows with Soho Art Walks, she also established collaborations with local creatives and musicians for philanthropic apparel sales. Catering to garment and canvas commissions throughout the year, she also provided styling pulling services for Netflix shows. Storm also added tattooing to her repertoire at the start of 2021, inking The Cool People on friends and exclusive clients.

2018 - 2020, Storm launched 
Storm Ritter, Inc. She switched gears due to COVID-19 and exclusively ran her business at her private art studio in the West Village. At the peak of the pandemic, the focus was on bulk face mask manufacture and donation. Storm shipped  2,000+ masks made of her original textiles to essential workers and clients from her home studio. She used her time to develop a new body of artwork, as well as teach art classes to NYC Girl Scouts via Zoom. Pre-pandemic, Storm focused on e-commerce art and fashion sales, accommodating  private shopping experiences.

 

2015 - 2018, Storm truly aligned with the heartbeat of the Village. As a new business owner in New York City, Storm opened a two-story, brick-and-mortar storefront, Storm Ritter Studio, on West 8th Street. Embodying the quintessential downtown vibe, the store housed a working studio and retail shop, featuring her original fashion and art. Every garment and product was handmade in house, and her staff created an old school Village haven. Storm painted murals ceiling to floor, always accompanied by Studio Cat Velvet. With positive response of her street style, Storm began providing wardr obe for Mean Girls on Broadway f or the eccentric character, Janis. This launched an extended relationship for costuming for the National Tour. At the studio, she hosted countless marketing events and spearheaded social media video campaigns. Attracting locals, tourists, and celebrities (Miley Cyrus, Usher, Cheap Trick, etc.) the shop invited everyone to experience nostalgia in a modern community of cool. Working with Electric Lady Studios, Storm launched the Jimi Hendrix Way campaign, creating a unifying buzz in the community. Featured in New York Times to NY1 News, Storm Ritter Studio became a hub for photoshoots and press. In summer 2018, she opened a solo show of paintings and garments –– Storm Ritter Experience –– at 9 West 8th Street.  Storm was active with the Greenwich Village Alliance, creating collaborations with other businesses, contributing to local events with live community painting, and running local pop-ups. 

2011 - 2015, Storm moved to NYC and attended New York University, at Tisch School of the Arts for theatrical set design/costume and Gallatin School of Individualized Study, graduating class of 2015. Outside of college, her work experience in television/stage wardrobe at Saturday Night Live and editorial fashion styling –– Vogue, Marie Claire, etc.–– equipped her skills in professional production. Living in the Village during college, Storm spent her time at her home studio developing her business and birthing her signature visual, The Cool People. During her college years, she befriended the iconic psychic to the stars, Frank Andrews. He mentored her in the arts of tarot and palmistry, gifting Storm an incomparable spiritual education that underpins her artistry.

2009 - 2011, Graduating from the International Baccalaureate program, Storm was passionately involved in theatrical design. After she designed the set and puppets for Little Shop Of Horrors, her love for production was clear. Freelancing set and prop design/construction at local community theaters, the zest for juggling business and artistry was born. Raised by two eccentrically creative parents, Storm was akin to paint brushes and power tools. The concepts of work ethic and kindness are the pillars of her education.