About

Airigami specializes in creating large-scale installations, illustrations, and experiences entirely out of balloons. From stadium-filling sculptures to sleek advertising imagery, Airigami combines storytelling & visual artistry to capture the attention of audiences world-wide.

Clients range from individuals (weddings, bar mitzvahs and private parties) to small businesses and non-profit organizations (Virginia Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Play) looking to grab attention from their communities, to large advertising agencies (Ogilvy & Mather, 360i) searching for fun light-hearted imagery or viral content. Airigami projects have been the subject of much local, national and international media attention (Martha Stewart, CNN, PBS, Today Show, Good Morning America, Times of London, AP).

Contact us to discover what Airigami can create for you.

Lead Artists

About the Artists: Larry Moss & Kelly CheatleLARRY MOSS began his career in 1985 as a NYC street performer, but has gone on to display his amazing air-filled art in over a dozen countries on four continents. His achievements have been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, CNN Headline, PBS, Smithsonian Magazine, American Profile and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Moss has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, NBC’s “Today” and at the White House, and has set two Guinness World Records. Larry is the author of many published ballooning books and founder of BalloonHQ.com, a resource that services the balloon industry and communicates with over a half-million visitors annually. Larry also has a degree in applied math and computer science, as well as a master’s in elementary education from the University of Rochester.  Building community through his large-scale art creations is of particular interest to Larry, and was the focus of his 2009 TEDx talk in Rochester, NY.

KELLY CHEATLE loves creating in any medium. She received her Design degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a minor in Illustration and a major interest in every studio elective she could find. Her diverse knowledge of traditional materials and image-making techniques has given her an appreciation for texture and dimensionality, even in digital formats. When given an opportunity to work with balloons during Balloon Manor 2006, she was excited about a new medium for creating artwork. Now, as a partner in Airigami, her design sense and illustration background have helped to take it in new directions.

 

 

 

 

Studio

While we travel around the world, our home base is in downtown Rochester, NY.  The studio is located in MADE ON STATE,  in Rochester’s High Falls District. If you’d like to visit to discuss your event or to purchase art or supplies, please contact us to schedule an appointment, or check the calendar to see when we’re open for special events.