Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018
Into Action, Los Angeles, California.

2017
TFI Interactive Immigration Co / Lab, Brooklyn, NY.
Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction, New York, NY.
Duelo / Lucha, Matienzo, Buenos Aires Argentina.

2016
The New Vanguard curated by Thinkspace, at the Lancaster Museum of Art. Lancaster, CA.
Demystify, Destroy, Rebuild presented by the Museum of Impact at Gallery Aferro. Newark, NJ.
Forbidden Fruit: Street Art in a National Park curated by the Rockaway Artists Alliance with MOMAPS1. Fort Tilden, NY.
Believe / Become at Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany.
LAX / ORD curated by Thinkspace at Vertical Gallery, Chicago, Il.
Censorship: The legacy of WPA art, It’s messages, and its impact at Gateway Projects, Newark, NJ.
Brown Don't Drown at 17 Frost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction IV at A+E Studios. New York, NY.
Good Food at Index Art Center. Newark, NJ.

2015
Color Libre at La Respuesta. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Co-Lab at Athen B Gallery. Oakland, CA.
شگفت آور (fabulous) at Shirin Gallery. New York, NY.
Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction III at Joseph Gross Gallery. New York, NY.
Color Polemics Unpacking the Movement Toward Racial Equality and Identity in America at the Gateway Project Spaces. Newark, NJ.

2014
Ready or Not New Jersey Arts Annual at the Newark Museum. Newark, NJ.
Museum Starter Kit: Open with Caution at the Museo Del Barrio. New York, NY.
Depth of a Substance at Succulent Studios. Brooklyn, NY
Deraci Nation at R. Jampol Projects. New York, NY.
Bodega Newmericana at Exit Room Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
Wind up Wonderland at The Gateway Project. Newark, NJ.
50/50 Selected Works at Visiva Gallery. Rome, Italy.
NYC to Tehran at Seyhoun Art Gallery. Tehran, Iran.

Selected Mural Projects and Festivals:

2017
Festival Indomita, Zamora Ecuador.
Fiesta de Colores, Briseño, Ecuador.
Living Walls, The city Speaks, Atlanta, Georgia.

2016
Fiesta de Colores Canoa, Ecuador.
Latido Americano. Asuncion, Paraguay.
Gateways to Newark: Portraits. Newark, USA.
Color Libre. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2014
The Painted Desert Project in Navajo Nation, AZ.
Open Walls Baltimore 2, Baltimore, MD.
Art in Public Spaces, Chicago, IL.
The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ.
Surplus Candy, New York, NY.

2013
Savage Habbit project in Jersey City, NJ.
Aqueduct Murals, Queens, NY.
Los Muros Hablan, New York, NY.
Wall Hunters, Baltimore, MD.
Wall Therapy, Rochester, NY.
Mural Festival, Montreal, Canada.
Arabber Mural Project, Baltimore, MD.
Zoetic Walls, Cleveland, Ohio.


Curated Projects:

2016
Gateways to Newark: Portraits, co curated with Rebecca Jampol. Newark, NJ.
Brown Don't Drown at 17 Frost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction I, II and III co-curated with the YNY Committee. Brooklyn, NY. Ongoing from 2012


Lectures, panels and workshops:

2017
Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.

Working Classroom, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

The Brodsky Center educational workshops, New Brunswick, NJ.

Art Reach artist talk, Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ.

Newark Museum through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists. Newark, NJ.

2016
Lucky Sevens: An Art Salon at El Museo del Barrio. New York, NY.
Seeding Home: Creating Home and Place with Public Art at the NYU’s Preemptive Education Conference in
collaboration with Jess x Chen. New York, NY.
Street Art and Communities of Color at the Civic Media Center. Gainesville, Fl.
Creative Art Works, lead teaching artist. New York, NY.
Open Engagement Conference, panel presentation with Jess X Chen. Oakland, CA.
ConectArte, teaching artist in collaboration with the UN World Food Program. San Salvador, El Salvador.

2015 - Young New Yorkers Transforming Future Geographies, teaching artist. Brooklyn, NY.

2014
Young New Yorkers, teaching artist. Brooklyn, NY. Ongoing
Yollocalli Art Reach, Teaching Artist for Street Art Studio. Chicago, IL.
New Paltz SUNY visiting artist lecturer.
Newark Museum, Ready or Not project presentation and discussion. Newark, NJ.
Saint Peter's Prep, The Arrupe Lecture Series Speaker. JerseyCity,NJ.
City Without Walls, Art Reach XXII mentor. Newark, NJ.
Fountain Art Fair, “The New Muralism” panel discussion. New York, NY.

2013 - El Museo Del Barrio, “Los Muros Hablan” panel discussion. New York, NY.

2012 - Living Walls Conference: “Art Interventions/Community Service” panel lecture. Atlanta, GA.


Residencies:

2017
Working Classroom education residency, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Matienschon residency at Club Cultural Matienzo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2016 - Newark Printshop Keyholder residency, at the Newark Printshop. Newark, NJ.

2014 - The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, summer residency. Branchburg, NJ.

2013 - Solos Project House Residency, Newark, NJ.

2012 - Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Reidency, New York, NY.

2010 - Spacebeam international Artist Residency, Incheon, South Korea.


Selected publications and press:

2017 - Aztlan Collective, Without Borders: The Art of Layqa Nuna Yawar
Loca vibes Radio, Arte y Justicia Social ft. Shellyne, IZRreal y Layqa Nuna Yawar.

2016 - Wall Therapy Book, The Synthesis Collaborative,

2014 - Outdoor Gallery New York City by Yoav Litvin, Gingko Press.

2013
Eloquence Magazine, April
Instigator Magazine, vol. 16.

2012 - Juxtapoz Magazine, #136.

Newest Americans: Gateways to Newark
Fusion: Here’s how three emerging Latinx artists found their voices
The Star Ledger: Newark artist LNY creates murals around the world and at home
NBC Latino: Street artist seeks to interact with people and inspire others
The New York Times: Street Artists Paint ‘The Aqueduct Murals’ at the Track
Rutgers University:Global Street Artist Honed His Skills at Rutgers’ Mason Gross
Art Before Fame:
Total Eclipse with LNY
Hyperallergic: Before Trayvon Martin, There Was Oscar Grant
Booooooom.com: Street paintings by artist Lunar New Year.


Education:
Rutgers University, BFA. 2007