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@LadiesLoveProject “FUNKY FRESH” Exhibit X Pop-Up Shop

LadiesLoveProject 2019

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our 1st @LadiesLoveProject #FunkyFreshNY Exhibit and 1 Day Pop-Up Shop. We are happy to have held it at @Bierwax in Prospect Heights Brooklyn aka Fort Green. Why they are changing the names of NYC neighborhoods? – it’s no surprise to most. Anyway the¬† location had a beautiful outdoor patio for a sufficient amount of vendors, and an indoor cozy space to hang artwork. Latino owner, Chris Maestro, his wife, and team welcomed us with open arms and made the event super smooth experience. @Ylove57 a long time friend and supporter of the Toofly “ideas” teamed up as the point person for the art sales. We had worked together in the past on Younity exhibitions and her assistance was very helpful. Together we hashed out the details to push the event to new heights. The Ladies Love Project is a growing idea that evolves with time. It flows to the beat of NY. Each year we team up with different artists, artisans, designers, and and staff to see what kind of flava they can add to the event. It is carefully curated to bridge the gap between established talent, and up and coming talent. We are known to head into different neighborhoods as much as possible to discover different parts of our city. We like to be all inclusive with the folks we build with because representation matters. Everyone is welcome at LLP as long as you are serious about your craft and message to the world. Locations are our biggest hurdle each year, but somehow we manage to partner with spaces and orgz. Sometimes a community space will charge us an arm and a leg with no care for our project, and sometimes they will allow us to pop-in and do what we do best with full support. Every year is a different experience, and we try everything to see what works and what doesn’t. It’s the best way to create. As an independent, and self sustainable project we have had our ups and downs. The journey to curate arts and culture events in NY, LA, and other cities to represent who we are continues. CULTURE IS OUR POWER it is OUR LEGACY to this ever changing “New, New York”. Thank you ALL for pulling thru, and making the troop to Brooklyn. Your support for the LLP project means a lot to all of us. We are heading into our 10Yr anniversary in 2020 and will be planning something special. Look out!!!

More flicks coming soon…

 

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Soyo Nails, Yonkers NY

July 12th, 2019 | Category: Clients,Community,Fashion

Who doesn’t love nails these days?! Nail art has become a new creative market for many women entrepreneurs. It’s amazing to see how much art can fit on a small canvas like nails. It’s pretty! I especially love women who venture off to set-off this new business model and take it to the next level. Especially women who love fashion, design, and art. They can now hook up their spaces with fresh decor to welcome women for a spa-art kind of day experience. Top it off with a location featuring women street artists from NY, and bang! you got a dope new thang happening. Right? Right? I dig it. It’s happening up in Yonkers ya’ll, and it’s called Soyo Nails run by the lovely Jenna. A beautiful new client, and space. This summer I had the opportunity to rock a colorful installation that is a little bit more abstract, and completely different from what I do. Exploring structures to paint on. Having fun with it, staying active on these mean streetz check it out. Shout out to Daniella who assisted me on the project in 2018, and now 2019. Go #teamtoofly!

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Soyo Nails Project

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Soyo Nails Yonkers

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Wellingcourt Mural Project 2019

July 12th, 2019 | Category: Community,Events,Graffiti / Street Art

10 yrs at Wellingcourt! It’s official we have been at it for a minute now. It’s nice to see how our work has evolved, who’s stuck around and who hasn’t. Most of all, how many of our friends continue to support this “community” event without all the hype. A family friendly event where artists can focus on the art of the street. Many of us truly take the time to create meaningful work and strut our skills to continue to elevate the art form. We stay present as the times and neighborhoods change, especially in New York. It’s nice to see more people fall in love with what we do, it will extend it’s life. It has taken a while to get here. Our sweat and tears to keep this culture alive has finally payed off.¬†A legacy we are proud of. Even when so many hated the transformation from graffiti to street art. In the end at 360 you can see how much it has saved lives, created a trade to survive on your own, and showed to so many how much this art matters from the bottom to the top! We will forever miss 5Pointz, we are thankful Wellingcourt has has become a second home for some of us. We will continue to bring you the gems. Thank you ADHOC for setting it off, and Garrison for keeping it alive. Special thanks to @NYCPride for sponsoring many of the murals throughout NY this summer in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of #Stonewall riots. I think it’s time for a book yeo! What do ya’ll think?

Toofly Wellingcourt 2019 - Process Day

Toofly Process

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“Get Free”

Wellingcourt Walls 2019

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Wellingcourt Friends 2019

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WellingCourt Community

 

Shout to everyone that came thru to say hi, kick it, and take flicks :) It was a beautiful day in NY!

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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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@Apitatan X @Toofly_NYC X @Sramdip

Hello 2019 — new year, new projects! Setting it off with a collaboration wall production with one of Quito, Ecuador’s most recognized street artist APITATAN. He’s been making moves for years, and is a leading aerosol artist in many ways for the culture. We have been meaning to work on a piece together for some time now so when our friend @Sramdip from Nepal arrived for a visit we decided to go for it. As character artists, and in touch with our energy frequency we felt a mystical theme would work great with Sramdip’s pyramid calligraphy. It took about a weekend to get our schedules organized to meet up and get to work. Worked it out as best we could, and was happy with the time we had to build. Also the 1st MTN aerosol graffiti shop has arrived to Quito and was a few blocks away. We will brew! stay tuned…

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Apitatan Toofly Sramdip Quito Ecuador
“VIBRATIONS” Location:¬† Calle¬†Pablo Claudel Street Jipijapa sector

Apitatan Toofly Sramdip
Thank you friends!

 

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LA CARISHINA, Quito Ecuador 2018

La Carishina Quito Ecuador

#Tooflypopup at the next La Carishina event in Quito, Ecuador December 15 & 16 from 11am -7PM. See you there!

La Carishina 2018 Ecuador

La Carishina Classic Toofly

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Toofly Stickers La Carishina

Pop Up SHop La Carishina

Toofly Print la Carishina

Apitatan La Carishina

Pin8 Supay La Carishina

Toofly AMNZ Latina La Carishina

AMNZ Latina La Carishina

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Joan Mitchell Foundation – #tooflyworkshop

December 12th, 2018 | Category: Community,Urban Art Education,Workshops

Joan Mitchell Foundation Toofly

 

This fall I had the pleasure of reconnecting with my friend Jose since our days at School of Visual Arts. As the Artist Programs Manager of the Youth Artist Initiative at Joan Mitchell Foundation he is able to find creative ways to expose young alumni to professional careers in the arts. I am so thankful for the invitation to speak about my work, and to provide guidance and tips to young passionate minds. It was such and honor, and it made me super happy to see my friend with a big heart again. Thank you for all you do!

Joan Mitchell Foundation - toofly

Toofly Presentation Workshop

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Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop-Up 2018 Re-Cap

Ladies Love Project Pop-Up Shop Nov 2018

5Pointz Creates X CitizenM Hotels

September 21st, 2018 | Category: Community,Graffiti / Street Art

Yes! we’re finally able to share a really fun installation project that took place this past summer in the heart of NY. The Lower East Side has a rich history, and true school New Yorkers all have memories of what it was like “back in the day”. 5Pointz Creates set out to capture the essence of what continues to make the “lower” special “A Vertical Love Letter to the Bowery” curated by Marie Cecile Flageul and directed by our dear friend Meres. A staircase with 21 floors, and 21 artists who work hard to represent and evolve as artists no mater what label they give us. Writers, graffiti artists, street artists, fine artists, painters, etc; in the end many of us are all that. If you are paying attention you can see how the lines have started to blur. Go up, or go down the stairs and you will see a variety of aerosol art letter pieces, portraits, landscapes, quotes, and designs that make this installation the Museum of Street Art aka MoSABowery. The more artists, and property owners can work together with respect/honor with deas like this the more we can keep the urban arts alive.

@MosaBowery project at the new CitizenM hotel¬†will open to the public October 1st from ( 10am-5pm with ID) Free of charge.¬†A great experience for art lovers and travelers worldwide, especially those that miss 5Pointz and want to learn more about the graffiti history of NY. Be sure to take a flick and hashtag¬† your favorite artist and the project — #5pointzcreates, #mosabowery, #citizenm

Yeo! remember the time when they looked at all of us like vandals who wore baggy clothes, listened to hip hop, and were up to “no good”. Look at us now! — all grown up, doing what we love as artists, and putting out a positive message for the next generation. Boooooooooya trueschool new yorkers baby #5pointz4ever

Toofly Meres CitizenM MosaBowery

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Toofly mosabowery citizenm wall

THANK YOU NY! #tooflynyc / @Toofly_NYC

 

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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!

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Women in STreet ARt

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MAMA SANA MURAL 2018

May 25th, 2018 | Category: Community,Graffiti / Street Art,Travel

Back from Austin, TX! What a lovely place it is haven’t been back since 2012. It was super nice to see my friends again especially to take advantage of the trip and create a NEW Mama Sana Mural. There’s a bunch of press online about it, you can read. It’s a pretty interesting story that talks about gentrification, and the power of community.

Mama Sana Mural Wall

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Mama Sana Mural

Mama Sana Mural Toofly

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#TOOFLYWORKSHOPS 2018

March 27th, 2018 | Category: Community,Project Girlz,Urban Art Education,Workshops

The #TooflyWorkshops are growing in number every year, and I am happy to continue to work with the Pepatian folks uptown in the BX.  This year they granted a few of the women in hip hop artists like myself the opportunity to teach and continue out graffiti, break dancing, DJ, spoken word, and much more lesson plans.  Shout out to the youth at Bronx Works, and The Point after school program who took the time to create some cool art with messages during these cold March days in NY.

The Point Workshop Toofly 1

 

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Hip Hop Academy Educators 2018

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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.

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Project Art Toofly Installation

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#JUSTICEFOR5POINTZ

October 25th, 2017 | Category: Community,Graffiti / Street Art

Sometimes my travels are not all filled with fun. There are important matters to take care of and I make the effort just the same. I testified last week and did my best. I can not talk about the case at this time but I do want to mention that we are standing for what we believe in. You can follow the news articles online for some insight into the case. We’re making history. Shout out to friends and artists who stand for the culture that raised us and we believe in.

5 Pointz Legal Case Team

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www.nytimes.com/2017

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#Justicefor5Pointz

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