Javier Puga, Jr., Multidisciplinary Artist


“Nada es mas Valioso que la risa. Reirte con todas tus fuerzas y dejarte llevar por esta, te libera y te hace sentir en paz.” – Frida Kahlo

I’m a creative soul that loves recycling and using unconventional materials and making them into fashion, art, and embellishments. I am into abstract creative art from costumes, Make-up and creative wig styles. I have been an artist all my life, however the past 20 years it has only refined my skills. I am a licensed cosmetologist from California with 9 years experience in the editorial and styling world for New York Fashion Week, Magazines and upcoming artists who want to shoot photography and come up with storyboards. As of 2018 I also added Theater major. I’m currently attending Brooklyn College and enrolled in the BFA Tech production and design program. I am also looking into Grad school.

Most Memorable TAP Moment:

“Every time we gathered, it was a good laughs. Even after tough and open conversations, we would end on a good note. And the amazing music, the sense of community is on high. Everyone had special talents to share. One that stands out was when Mariana, was playing her instruments. It was beautiful.”