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Nina Shunku, Quito Ecuador 2019

Nina Shunku – a community space in the Centro Historico of Quito, and one of my favorite spaces to support. When I arrived back in 2012 the building was in shambles but little by little the crew has fixed it up and is now running education programs, workshops, music events, cultural gatherings and much more. Proud of them! It as time to rock a new piece before my trip to NY and squeezed it in just in time for the 7/10 year anniversary event.

Quito Ecuador Panecillo

Nina Shunku Toofly Quito Ecuador

Toofly Nina Shunku Quito Ecuador

 

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1XRUN X Ricky Powell X Toofly Print

December 12th, 2018 | Category: Art & Design,Hip Hop Culture,Pressed

The 1XRun X RickyPowell X Toofly collab has dropped! It is so much fun to draw and illustrate on top of photography, especially images by the legendary Ricky Powell who’s street photography of Hip Hop artists, and New York City life over the years captured captured classic moments in time. Check out sneek peek at the 3 embellished workscreated for the project featuring Rakim and LL Cool J.¬†Mutual Respect is a Beautiful Thing! Thank you Ricky for the invitation to participate in this series. I absolutely love it!

1Xrun toofly rickypowell

Ricky Powell 1X Run Toofly

Toofly 1X Run Ricky Powell LL Cool J

Toofly Ricky Poweel 1X Run -1

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Torno Co Lab 2018

October 27th, 2018 | Category: Art & Design,Ecuador,Graffiti / Street Art,Uncategorized

4Yr Anniversary at Torno Co-Lab! I love this place. A co-working location in center of Quito, Ecuador where architects, designers, and artists get together to work, and develop creative projects. Follow them and check out what they have been up to. Growing each year. Thank you for the invitation to paint. Joins Back X Toofly collab was fun under the beautiful sunshine. Just what I needed to get my wrist back on track.

Torno Co Lab Quito Ecuador

Torno Co Lab Quito Graffiti

Toofly Torno Co Lab Quito

 

Final Collaboration Photo coming soon!

 

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PRESENCE “Women in Street Art”

In case you missed it! — The “Presence” exhibition curated by¬†@artbygiawill showcase from July 24-Aug 18th¬†@artspaceps109¬†@hiartsnyc¬†gallery Hours Tues-Fri 12-5PM / 215 East 99st. 6 Train to 96st. Collect, appreciate, and enjoy the women contemporary artists of today!

Toofly Women in Street ARt

Women in Street Art NYC

Women in STreet ARt

Toofly Gallery Art

 

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PROJECT ART INSTALLATION

Mural Installation in Dumbo Brooklyn for Project Art! Trying to diversify my stylez in art & design for my STAY TRU clients.  Shout out to @Mistadrumin for the art assistance, baked oven pizza, and laughs. Thank you Adarsh and team at Project Art. Doing great things for youth in various communities across the USA.

Approved Sketch

Project Art Toofly Installation

Project Art 2

Project Art 6

 

 

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REINAS 3.10.2018

February 19th, 2018 | Category: Art & Design,Events,POP UP SHOPS

Reinas Promo Flyer_blog

Toofly Reinas Sketch

I started this sketch back in 2017, and the idea unfolded as the new year set in. I thought she would be dope for #WomensHistoryMonth during my trip to NY in March. The rest is herstory! Don;t miss it. ONE DAY ONLY March 10th, 2018 7-11PM. UPTOWN NY at Taller Peralta.

 

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BACK IN THE STUDIO…

February 19th, 2018 | Category: Art & Design,IN THE ZONE...

The new year brings a fresh and new start. It was time to get to work! I have been in construction mode for 1/2 the year on the 2FL art studio and I couldn’t wait any longer to get started on my large canvas works. I set up shop on the 1st floor and began to work. SKY is one of my favorite inks from the Love Warrior series a project I have been working on ever since i moved out of the US and back in to my native land of Ecuador. It is now year 6 living here and I could not be happier. I have had nothing but good fortune on an array of things in life since I moved out of NY. Happy and thankful I took the dive. Unsure when this series will come to an end I feel like its still growing and has much to day. Inspired by TRUE LOVE.

Toofly Studio Sky 2

Toofly Studio Sky 3

Toofly Studio Sky 1

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SKY 18″X24″ Art Print / @SugarPressArt

November 22nd, 2017 | Category: Art & Design,Ecuador

I haven’t released a new print in a minute. Unsure when will be the next print release but until then you can cop the latest 18′X24″ print of “SKY” with @sugarpressart An edition of ( 20 ) 10 Black, and 10 Pink for $125 a % of proceeds go to “Vivir Sin Miedo” Charity/Fundraiser in Ecuador. Read more about it on their site. You can only get the print on their site while supplies last. Thank you Sugar Press!

SugarPress PrintsSky by Toofly 18X24_blk

Toofly Print Signing Designer Con 1

 

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REBEL & RISE!

November 22nd, 2017 | Category: Art & Design,Fashion,POP UP SHOPS,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

There’s a new line of work that is developing “Rebel & Rise” It’s a black, white, and red graphic art collection. It started with some marker drawings one day and then I decided to make a tote. Now I have a love icon tank top, 4″ sticker, and a button 4pack to add to the collection. It will grow into a few more designs as time moves forward. Enjoying the process and what develops.

Toofly Warrior Rebel and Rise

Toofly red Love Tank Top

Toofly Rebel and Rise

Toofly Black Tote

 

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TYO TOYS X TOOFLY

November 22nd, 2017 | Category: Art & Design,Graffiti / Street Art

The TYO X TOOFLY collectible this year released at Designer Con was a nice surprise to a community of folks who love the Toofly goodz. Shout out to Phil who worked on 30 exclusive limited pieces. Small enough to fit in your palm of your hand! I love small items. Happy with the way it came out:) A few are now available on the TOOFLY SHOP!

Toofly TYO Toys Release

Toofly Tyo Toys Box 1

Toofly-TYO-Toys-3

 

 

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SOYO NAILS INSTALLATION

October 25th, 2017 | Category: Art & Design,Clients

Made a quick stop this fall to work on a wall installation in Yonkers, NY for Soyo Nails. I got a chance to use the water based MTN Colors SprayPaint on a gig at last! I tried it out at the Grafiteras exhibit and now I had the opportunity to work more with it. I like it. It’s great spray paint for indoor use because of it’s low odor. It did spread into the air like other spray paint materials so we had to make sure to keep areas like the floor and tables covered with plastic. I liked that I was able to work with acrylic and blend into it. Covering large areas in half the time helps so much with aerosol especially with a watercolor theme direction. The soft palette allowed me to blend the soft color tones and tie in the nail salon brand colors. I am used to dark, black, hard graphic line work but as I move forward with my client work it gives me the opportunity to try new styles and effects. Shout out to my assistant on the gig Daniella Harris who helped out on the logo and many of the production set-up. Having assistance is the bomb! There are so many details involved that you just can’t do alone. Having a team is important and every year we get tighter and tighter. I am also able to mentor D, and motivate her as she pursues a career in the arts which helps me continue my Project Girlz work. Thank you Jenna for reaching out to me online to work on your salon walls. Walls look beautiful! Grand opening soon —>¬† Follow @soyonails on IG.

Toofly Wall Installation 1

Soyo Nails Opening Soon

 

Toofly Installation Wall Soyo Nails

Toofly Wall Nail Salon Installation

Toofly Soyo Nails Project Girlz

Soyo Nails

 

 

 

 

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Timberland Ghost White Drop!

September 06th, 2017 | Category: Art & Design,Events,Fashion

2017 has been a busy year, I like that! I enjoy working as much as anything else. I take pride in each project I do, and make sure whatever I take on is in line with my work and message. So a little bit about Timberland, I’m a boots girl. I love boots especially now that I am in a mountain terrain most of the time during the year. I rocked’ Timberland boots since ¬†my teens, they are my choice in footwear and they go with my style. When the team and friends at Billionare Boys Club NYC reached out to me to customize a pair of the new #ghostwhite timbs I was down for it. They shipped the boots out to me during my trip in Oakland and I wipped out my markers and do what I do best. Hard and fluid flows, handstyles, and signature character. Check em’ out! Shout out to my cousin @Mistadrumin for attending the opening release party and taking flicks on my behalf. Thanks you Mimi, thank you Tada!

Timberland Ghost White Toofly

BBC Ice Cream NYC

Timberland GhostWhite Toofly Customz

Toofly BBC IceCream Timberland ghostwhite

BBC Icecream Soho NYC

Toofly Timberland ghostwhite BBC Ice Cream

 

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Grafiteras Installation

September 02nd, 2017 | Category: Art & Design,Events,Exhibitions,Video

Oakland, California 2017! — I returned. I love Oakland mostly because folks there are like folks in NY. They show LOVE. Arrived at my 10 day residency ready to rock with homegirl Dime. Dime and I met back in 2009? I forget. I was invited to paint with Meme of Few & Far at their very first wall and Dime rolled by to meet us. I checked out her work and got her down on the wall along with Agana. Every time we had a Few & Far wall Dime and I tried to collaborate. We always felt our styles worked great together + we connected right away because of our latin roots. Dime has a sharp classic graffiti lettering style that goes really well with the Toofly flows and characters. Dime had an opportunity to curate a show at East Side Arts Alliance new gallery space and worked to get the grant. So grateful! it helped cover all our expenses and stipends. Thank you Dime! Thank you East Art Alliance! We rocked a beautiful exhibition, installation, workshop and pop-up event entitled “Grafiteras” Check it out!

Grafiteras Toofly Dime 7

Toofly NYC Dime

Grafiteras Toofly Dime 3

Grafiteras Toofly Dime 4

Grafiteras Toofly Dime 5

Grafiteras Toofly Dime 6

((( CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ))) by Stevie Sanchez

Grafiteras Toofly Dime 1

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“LA REYNA”

October 04th, 2016 | Category: Art & Design

In the studio one more month preparing new works…Follow the process on IG: @Toofly_NYC

Toofly STudio Love Warrior Process

Toofly Love Warrior Studio 1

Toofly Studio Love Warrior

Toofly Love Warrior Reyna

 

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TOOFLY GRAFFITI

What’s up world! I’ve been in a great mood lately. I have a ton of fresh new ideas for the year to come. Preparing as we speak for the fall and planting seeds for 2017. Living the artist dream and never going back to anything else. Moving from city life has given me the greatest gift ((( TIME ))) ¬†Time to create at my own peaceful pace, work on projects I enjoy, as well as travel and paint. I wake up every morning giving thanks for days like today. Full of optimism! — don’t get me wrong I have my bad days too. They suck super bad! it’s usually a funk that life throws at you when your not aligned. Getting off balance has many factors, but if you can curve it and get back on track your good. Some give up. Not me. My momma worked to hard in life, and I will never lose hope. If your doing what you love, the fruits of your labor will provide all you need in life. It helps to have love in your life folks. Love of self, love of others, love of love to love and love more. The secret to a life worth living…

Toofly Graffiti Love

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