Lunar New Year is an artist, muralist and interloper defined by borders and hybridity. His artwork and murals question politics, injustice and crosscultural identity by making visible the stories that are often left invisible and silenced. His iconography spans a wide combination of mythology, portraiture and secular signifiers. LNY is also an educator, organizer and public speaker for such projects as Young New Yorkers in Brooklyn, Yollocalli Arts Reach in Chicago and City Without Walls in Newark. He was raised within the duality of Ecuador and the USA, currently living and working in Newark, NJ as well as worldwide.

Yo soy artista trabajando en los espacios públicos donde el arte regresa al diálogo cotidiano. Por esta razón mis obras se enfocan alrededor de la gente, identidad, voces y gritos que son silenciados en el teatro publico de democracias y sociedades. La estrategia de identificarme con un alias refleja la importancia de esta narrativa: mis obras no se tratan de mi el artista, sino de nosotros como hermandad. I paint murals to nurture an environment of change that will allow us to imagine possible, better and brighter futures.

The Star Ledger:
Newark-based artist LNY creates murals around the world and at home
NBC Latino:
Street artist seeks to interact with people and inspire others
El Museo Del Barrio:
In Conversation with Lunar New Year and Mata Ruda
The New York Times:
Street Artists Paint ‘The Aqueduct Murals’ at the Track


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