Cristina Toro

born 1983, Puerto Rico

Cristina Toro
Geodesics, 2016
acrylic paint, collage, photographs on paper
61 1/4h x 88 1/2w in
 
Cristina Toro
Fire Water, 2016
acrylic paint and collage on paper
40h x 53w in
 
Cristina Toro
No Pressure No Diamond, No Grit No Pearl, 2016
acrylic paint and collage on paper
40h x 53w in
 
Cristina Toro
Amanita in the Dark, 2016
acrylic paint and collage on paper
30h x 44 1/2w in
 
Cristina Toro
Shoegaze, 2016
acrylic paint and collage on paper
26 1/4h x 20w in
 
Cristina Toro
Rosa Rugosa, 2016
acrylic paint and collage on paper
26 1/2h x 20w in
 
Cristina Toro
Moth/Flame, 2016
acrylic on wood panel
45h in
 
Cristina Toro
Your Soul Has Become an Invisible Bee, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
60h x 85w in
 
Cristina Toro
Night Swimmer Star Gazer, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
60h x 84w in
 
Cristina Toro
Rainbow Faced Woman, 2011
Acrylic and collage on rag paper
22h x 30w in
 
Cristina Toro
1 Chair 26 Birds 5 Flowers, 2011
Acrylic and collage on rag paper
33h x 27 1/5w in
 

Biography

Biography

Cristina Toro's paintings, collages and photographs, imply movement and change. They serve as both a record of the artist's life, and as a catalogue of carefully considered formal innovations. These works deal with identity not through traditional self portraiture, but through a rich constellation of associations and clues. Free to reimagine figurative image making, the artist paints dissolving landscapes, pools of water, beloved objects, psychedelic flora, and often her own body with a spirit of force and deep devotion to detail. The macroscopic and the microscopic aspects of the floating world, and the material world are always merging and mirroring each other; in a series of infinite and complex undulations, streams, and patterns.

Cristina Toro was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has been creating and exhibiting her work on a wide scale for over ten years. During this time, she has received many honors including a grant from the New York Council for the Arts and a prestigious Painting Fellowship from The New York Foundation of the Arts. She has had exhibitions in New York, Boston, Tokyo, and Mexico. Her work is in the collections of the Dana Farber Institute, HPFRANCE Tokyo, The Mint Museum in Charlotte, and the United States Art in Embassies Program. She lives and works in upstate New York.

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