Alfredo Bennett, professionally known as “The Royal KingBee” is a New York City-based artist. Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx in the early 70’s, KingBee is the Founder of UWLAW (Urban Writers Logos and Walls), one of the most talented graffiti crews in New York City throughout the 90’s. He began his career painting graffiti until gathering recognition and eventually being commissioned for numerous businesses throughout the City of New York. Some commissioned works include the Youngland Clothing Store, Bacardi Liquor, and Rite-Aid. His iconic creation of the “Bee” is his signature character that is recognized worldwide.
KingBee has most recently begun using his Bee character to bring awareness to the declining bee epidemic worldwide. His art continues to evolve in all mediums including body art, canvas, and murals. KingBee still resides in the Bronx. Here he continues to draw inspiration from his surroundings within one of the most vibrant cities in the world.