Welcome to CT City, a monthly profile of Connecticut artists currently killing it. Being so close to NYC, CT artists have to fight a little harder to get out of the shadow of the Empire State, but deserve just as much respect. CT has a LOT going for it; these are some of the artists doing the Constitution State Proud!

Born & raised in Norwalk, CT, Mike Alcutt has always chosen a life filled with art. From early days when he used to redraw sports logos, to currently donning over 20 tattoos he designed himself, even his current workspace (did I mention he’s been my boss for a year?) housing dozens of pop vinyls and action figures – it’s clear to see Mike lives & breathes creativity & inspiration.

Alcutt’s preferred methods of art include painting & photography, often finding influences in his love for nerdy pop culture. A video game geek, comic book worm & wrestling superfan, his style blends street art, graffiti & stencil work to create pieces that make his eternal inner-child beam with pride. He’s a walking comic-con, a Toys-R-Us adult, the class clown long after dismissal, & it shows in his energetic, devoted-fan masterpieces.

Being a Connecticut Artist, especially in the street art realm, means that I can bring something different to the state than just imagery of fall foliage and sunrises.

If you find yourself with a project cool enough to warrant his selective commissions, there’s no better hands to leave your piece (and peace) in than in his paisley-tatted, paint-stained mitts. Be sure to follow his creative journey, even just for a chance to glimpse his beautiful ray-of-sunshine pup Bailey over at @malcutt. If you’re ever at Burger Bar or in the SoNo area and bump into Mike, buy him a cold one, say the word “bazooka,” and walk away.