Toni Ross is a multi-disciplinary artist using time-honored material and site-responsive installation to explore themes of political and social distress. Born and raised in New York City, Toni attended Wesleyan University where she studied ceramics and fine art, graduating with a BA in Film Studies. Her practice embraces fiber, installation, sculpture, and works on paper. Toni has participated in artist residencies as a two-time Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Fellow at Yaddo and at The Watermill Center. She is a founding member of the artist collective No W here, whose second exhibition, Now Here, presented by Guild Hall: Offsite, was on view at the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving Station Museum in summer 2022. Recent exhibitions also include (Mostly) Women (Mostly) Abstract at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton and New York, NY; Change Agents: Women Collectors Shaping the Art World at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY; C1760’s Femme F(r)iction at the Academy Mansion in New York, NY; A Loom of One’s Own at Onna House in East Hampton, NY; Threading the Needle at The Church in Sag Harbor, NY; Primordial at Palo Gallery in New York, NY; and Finding Beauty in a Dark Place at The Watermill Center in Watermill, NY. Prominent acquisitions of Toni’s work include Finding Beauty in a Dark Place (2020-2021), by the Brooklyn Museum in 2022. Toni Ross lives and works in Manhattan and Wainscott, NY.

Toni Ross
photo by James Salomon