Born December of 1991, Ivan J. Roque is a visual artist/ street artist from Miami, Florida. Raised in the inner city of the infamous Carol City with a passion for the concepts of birth, death, renewal and social struggles. His influences range from the od masters to the new such Caravaggio, Marc Rothko, Typoe and Gianni Versace. Roque has been able to accomplish many achievements for his young age, such as working with rapper DENZEL CURRY , collaborating with major brands like Samsung, Becks, Seagram’s Gin, Ultra Music Festival and showcasing alongside established artists such as The London Police, David Detuna, John “CRASH” Matos and many more. He has traveled quite extensively for various exhibitions and murals including shows in New York City, Dubai, Seoul and mural festivals such as the Bushwick Collective Block Party and Pow Wow Worcester. Roque also has had three gallery solo shows and one museum solo show at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. He has a Bachelor’s of Art in Visual Arts from the Florida International University.
The purpose of the City of Flint Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is to act in accordance with Act 197 of the Public Acts of 1975 (“Act 197”), as such statute may be amended from time to time, including; To correct and prevent deterioration in the downtown district; to encourage historical preservation, to create and implement development plans in the district, to promote economic growth and redevelopment of the district, and to encourage the expansion of commercial enterprises in the downtown district.