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 garments, e-commerce management, scenic/costume design, and mural commissions.
She has been designing and painting since her early start in theatrical design. Storm graduated from New York University, attending Tisch School of the Arts and Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her work experience in television/stage costume (Saturday Night Live) and editorial fashion styling (Vogue, Marie Claire) equipped her skills in personal presentation.
Storm aligned with the heartbeat of the Village in 2015. As a 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 village vibe, the store housed a working studio and record-spinning retail shop featuring her original fashion and art. Storm muraled ceiling to floor, always accompanied by her studio cat and soundtracked to classic rock’n’roll. She hosted countless eccentric events, attracting locals and tourists alike to experience nostalgia in a modern community of cool. Storm was active with the Greenwich Village Alliance, creating collaborations with other businesses in her community and running local pop-ups. Spring 2018, Storm opened a solo show of paintings and garments, Storm Ritter Experience, at 9 West 8th Street. At the end of 2019, she closed the physical location to exclusively run the e-commerce and private studio. In 2020, Storm focused on face mask manufacture and donation, shipping 2,000+ masks made of her original textiles to essential workers and clients. During COVID's peak in NYC, Storm used her time to develop a new body of artwork.
With gratitude to the inspiring characters she’s met along the way, Storm values endless didactic education. Inner peace is our most valuable currency, and her mission is to share the richness of our souls.