Ylli Haruni, an Albanian born artist living and working currently in Niagara Falls NY. He is a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana.

Since the earliest years of creativity Ylli’s artwork was recognized and collected from the National Art Gallery in Albania and many national and international art collectors.

He has participated in the ArtExpo in Manhattan over the last decade, further participation include the 2005 International Artexpo at Jacob Javits Center NY, the 2008 NY Artexpo at the Javits Convention Center, the 2010 Artexpo at Pier 94 NYC, the March 2012 Artexpo Pier 92 NYC, the April 2012 Toronto Artexpo at Metro Toronto Convention Center; also the retrospective art shows in 2007 at Rockland Art gallery Nyack NY, the 2009 Columbus Center at Toronto, 2010 Brian Art Gallery at Buffalo. These earned the artist the admiration of art fans, and art galleries nation wide in the USA and Canada. Many esteemed art galleries proudly display the artwork of Yllli such as the Palisades Art Gallery West Nyack NY, Gallery Direct Art in Paxtonia PA, River Coyote Gallery in Lake Shore Mississauga Toronto, Benjaman Gallery in Buffalo, in Vern Stein Fine art Gallery in Williamsville NY, in River Art Gallery & Gifts in North Tonawanda NY, in Williams Mill Art Gallery in Glen Ontario etc.

Honors and Awards:
in 1985- honored with the Medal “Naim Frasheri” as a Scenographer by the Albanian National Assembly
in 1989- honored with the Medal “Naim Frasheri” as an Artist by the Albanian National Assembly
in 2010- honored with the title “Maestro d’Arte” for artwork “Let’s Talk” in the exhibit “1 Premio Internazionale di pitura, scultura e grafica Cita di New York” organized in “Jolly Madison” in NY City.
in 2013- honored with “Second Place” for artwork “Silver Morning” in Plein Air 757 – southeastern VA Paint Out Event.
in 2014- honored with “Award for People’s Choice” for artwork “Rain in Lewiston Waterfront” in 10th Annual Exhibit 2014 organised by NACC [Niagara Arts and Cultural Center].
in 2016-1st Place Price in Brampton’s first Live Art Competition, http://bramptonbitsbites.blogspot.ca/2016/09/live-art-competition-in-brampton.htm