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Natalya Nyn - Artist, Comedian, Educator

Natalya Nyn was born in Moscow, Russia and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 


Natalya is a multidisciplinary artist that creates comedy film and theater as well as textile and sculptural work under the name, Toy Syndrome, to talk about gender identity, politics and relationship.  Her performances, garments and sculptures portray her thoughts on existence in the female body, the wake up call in political awareness and action as well as expressions of love.

She was the curator and participant in the exhibition, Love Games, which raised money for Planned Parenthood and took place at Image Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.  She additionally participated in the shows with Fem Factory, General Assembly, The Garment District Alliance Gallery and in the alumni exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She is the 2020 recipient of the NYC Women's Fund.


Natalya's work has been in Italian Vogue, Glamour Germany and Time Out Magazine as well as the tv shows, GIRLS and High Maintenance.  


Photo by: TADGH

Education: BFA, Fashion Institute of Technology





'Women Funny?' Showing

Soho Loft, Lululemon, New York, NY


Group Exhibition

Fem Factory, Pop up Show, Colony Studios, Brooklyn, NY



Group Exhibition, Curator:

Love Games - Art Show Benefit for Planned Parenthood NYC, Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibition:

Got Woke?, Garment District Alliance Storefront Gallery, New York, NY



Group Exhibition, Co Curator:

Barbie Does Puberty - Pop up Art Show, General Assembly, New York, NY 


Co Curator:

Human Who Design Alumni Exhibition, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY




NYC Women's Fund Recipient, 2020

Project Entrepreneur participant, 2016

Design Entrepreneur NYC participant, 2014


Select Press:


Vogue Italia

Queen Sateen wearing the Toy Syndrome Lip Necklace



Lena Dunham wearing the Toy Syndrome Crop top


Glamour, Germany

Model wearing the Toy Syndrome Breast Logo Tee


New York Times, Style Section

Roberto Johnson wearing the cockroach Crop Tee


High Maintenance, HBO

Lead actress for 'Selfie' episode wearing Butterfly Crop


Time Out, New York

Love Games: Things to do, exhibitions

Contact Me

natalya at toysyndrome dot com

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