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Red Rooster Harlem is excited to share the original work on our walls from the following artists.

Visual art
Visual art
Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams is an multi-discipinary New York based artist with practices rooted in deconstructivist philosophies and the formation and perception of ideals attached to objects colors textures, symbols, and ideologies.

Claude Lawrence

Claude Lawrence was a professional jazz musician until the late 1980s. Living in New York in 1987, Lawrence was familiar with many of the artists in the then-thriving downtown scene, including Jean-Michel Basquiat. He had been an avid artist when he was a child and once again began to paint and draw, mirroring his musical work in acrylic paint on paper. “I look to create work that has balance, energy, and lyricism,” Lawrence explains. “I improvise, meaning the conscious or [subconscious] channeling of influence. Energy is the main component. Intension is energy.” Lawrence is, despite his late start, very knowledgeable about art, having studied paintings in museums, studios, and galleries for his entire life.

Sanford Biggers

Sanford Biggers is an award winning artist and educator who creates artworks that integrate film/video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols.


Brandon Cox

Brandon Coley Cox is an award-winning emerging artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Cox creates poignant metaphors and allegories whose meaning is reflected through the means of creation.

James Denmark

James Denmark’s work speaks often of the African-American experience in historical terms, highlighting family, work life and the Harlem jazz experience, similar to one of his mentors, Romare Bearden, Earnest Crichlow and Jacob Lawrence. He has had over 60 one-man exhibitions and His level of acclaim is reflected in the number of prestigious collections in which his works are represented, most notable that of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.


LeRone Wilson

LeRone Wilson is sculptor living and working in New York City. His encaustic (wax) sculpted paintings reflect historical references to the material’s ancient origins (Kemet) and the modern forms he creates with a medley of textures and shapes.  The work explores our connection with creation, spirituality and nature.

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Pontus Höök

Pontus Höök is an accomplished Swedish photographer that has been living and working in New York since the late 90′s. His latest project was launched recently when he enjoyed a Sunday brunch at Red Rooster and shot pictures of guests in and around the restaurant.


Laine McNulty

Laine McNulty is a photographer living in NYC. She creates intimate & provocative photo essays, telling stories as an insider about people she knows.

Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey: Born 1964 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Mark Leckey is a British artist whose medium is collage art, music and video. His found art and found footage pieces span several videos, most notably Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) and Industrial Light and Magic (2008), for which he won the 2008 Turner Prize. We are honored to have Little Richard at The Red Rooster.


Lorna Simpson

Brooklyn-born Lorna Simpson is considered a pioneer of conceptual photography.

Janette Beckman

Commissioned by the British style magazine The Face for a story about the New York hiphop music scene.

“I took the subway to Hollis, Run met me at the station and we walked over to the tree lined street where he lived. A group of their friends were hanging out in the shade by a car, the dappled sunlight hitting their sneakers, it seemed like a nice neighborhood.”
-Janette Beckman

For sale by Morrison Hotel Gallery

Howard Cash

My work is a reflection of the relationships people have with themselves and with each other. My images not only reflect life, but my participation in life as well. I portray photographic images of great emotion by perfecting the art of drawing little attention to myself as I capture people engaged in activities that are important in their lives.

Howard Cash


Elizabeth Colomba

From Martinique descent, born and raised in France, on the outskirts of Paris, Elizabeth Colomba is a representational artist based in New York City. After receiving her degree in applied arts, she continued her studies, intensively developing her own style. Creating in all mediums, she favors oil, which allows her to explore the traditional Old Masters technique as well as the European iconographic language. This way, she manages to translate uneasiness, encompassing the History of the islands and the struggle it implies to find one’s identity. Depicting stories featuring black characters, are rising a complex issue about what it means for people to define themselves through images and the impact it has on one’s psyche.

The Nate Lucas All-Stars

Whether you’re sipping cocktails in the bar or enjoying the comfort food standards on the menu, live jazz can help stave off the late-weekend blues. Every Sunday, the Nate Lucas Quartet sets up shop and begins jamming its way through classic jazz tunes and forgotten nuggets.

Rakiem Walker Project

The “Rakiem Walker Project” (RWP) is a 7 piece band that consist of  horns, drums, vocals, guitar, keyboards, and more. The band plays different genres and musical feels including Jazz, RnB, Neo-Soul, Live Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Blues, and Latin. The band is led by saxophonist and native New Yorker Rakiem Walker.

Gospel for Teens

Gospel for Teens is an award winning program of The Mama Foundation for the Arts. A source of education and self-development for youth, the choir has toured prestigious venues throughout the country and presents a show-stopping performance each Sunday brunch at Ginny’s Supper Club.


Boncellia Lewis

Come to Red Rooster on Sunday mornings and you will hear the lovely vocals of Boncellia Lewis. Having performed with the who’s who if the Harlem jazz underground, including Bill Saxton, Donald Smith, Kim Clarke, and Harry Whitaker, Boncellia embodies the spirit of music and Harlem in every grace-plucked note she sings.


Johnny Mambo

Johnny Mambo is a spicy quintet of vivacious horns and congos that light up the bar each week Red Rooster. Guests are invited to dance while enjoying the spirit of Latin grooves.