18. COLLEEN TOLEDANO
The space invites interest and investigation, rewarding the viewer by allowing them to enter an environment that cultivates excitement and fantasy.This space is meant to entice the viewer’s curiosity, and "Welcome" them into a setting that is both familiar and fantastical. The installation directly responds to our surrounding environment using everyday experiences as a conceptual starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context.
Colleen Toledano is a studio artist residing in Buffalo, NY and an Associate Professor of Art at Buffalo State College. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Ohio University (2005). She was a recipient of the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship in 2008 at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. and the 2005 Philip C. Curtis Artist-In-Residence in Ceramics at Albion College, Albion, Michigan. Her work has been exhibited in Winter Solstice IV (Westchester, NY), The Studio: An Alternative Space for Contemporary Art (Armonk, New York), The Clay Studio and the Mutter Museum (Philadelphia, PA), The Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH), Kasia Kay Art Projects (Chicago, IL) The State Museum of Alaska (Juneau, AK) and many more.