Mural Title: DC to the World
 637 T Street, NW 
Artist(s): Cita Sadeli CHELOVE
Year: 2016



Cita Sadeli CHELOVE is a multi-disciplined creative who straddles the street art, illustration, and interactive design worlds. Her work is a reflection of a multicultural background rooted in the tropical mysticism of Java, Indonesia and her youth growing up in the raw energy of 1980’s Washington DC streets.

The former co-founder/director of DC/Brooklyn-based Protein Media: an art, design & interactive company focused on initiatives for education and social good, Cita has transitioned into an independent Art Director delivering creative solutions for brands like Trillectro, AFROPUNK, Adobe, Wat-Aah, Deloitte & Touche, IStrategy Labs, and &Pizza. Cita is also a noted mural artist in the Washington, DC region. Her first MuralsDC project was created in 2011: “Every Day I See Something New” in Adams Morgan. Cita has continued to create murals throughout the city, including the collaborative production “Crossroads”, in NE DC (2014), “We Are Takoma” in Takoma DC (2014), and “Tell Me A Story” at NoMa Junction/Storey Park (2015). All three murals are located along the Amtrak/CSX/Red Line subway between the NoMa and Takoma stations.

Cita is passionate about presenting images from society’s esoteric subcultures and marginalized communities through bold graphic pieces often including scenes from nature, ancient cultures, fashion, and moments on the dance floor or street. She is also drawn to celebrating local neighborhoods, weaving iconic images of the past and present into colorful and vibrant pieces. Her work often urges the viewer to examine the past – a place or culture’s roots and beginnings.

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