Toni Toscano is an impressionist photographer. She creates dreamy artworks for the sentimental collector. Her nostalgic nature and fascination with the fleeting nature of memories are the inspiration behind her ethereal creations.
Toni was drawn to photography from a young age. At twelve years old she attended Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp where she learned how to operate a manual camera and develop film. In 2016, she deepened her practice through courses at the Austin School of Photography and began dedicating her time to it as a serious artistic practice. She now shoots mostly digital, but will occasionally pull out her 35mm Minolta for old times sake.
Her work has been included in various group shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA. Most recently her work was selected for ArtSpan’s Art in Neighborhoods program in San Francisco as well as the Texas Photo Rodeo group show hosted by Dab Art Gallery in Austin, TX. Her previous innovative, mid-pandemic, outdoor virtual gallery was highlighted in both Glasstire and Almost Real Things publications.
Art-In-Neighborhoods exhibition at Cumaica Coffee. Hosted by ArtSpan. San Francisco, CA. May-Aug, 2022
Cafe 817 Pop Up. Hosted by Musa. Oakland, CA. April, 2022
E(ART)H: The Exhibition, Native Hostel. Juror, Artist Leah Bury. Austin, TX. Aug, 2021
Thrive!, Art for the People Gallery. Austin, TX. May - Sep, 2021
Bodies of Work, Native Hostel. Juror, Artist Leah Bury. Austin, TX. June, 2021
Make/Do, Almost Real Things. Issue 19 release exhibition. Austin TX. May, 2021
Make/Do, Almost Real Things. Digital print Issue 19. Austin, TX. May, 2021
Skyline Virtual Outdoor Gallery, Austin Studio Tour. Hosted by Big Medium. Austin, TX. Nov, 2020
Horizons, East Austin Studio Tour. Hosted by Big Medium. Austin, TX. Oct, 2019
Back to Her series shortlisted for the Siena Creative Awards photography competition. Siena, Italy. 2021
EAST in 2020: The Austin Studio(less) Tour. Article by Glasstire. Featured as one of six artists to see during Austin Studio Tour. Nov, 2020
8 More Artists to See During the Austin Studio Tour. Article by Almost Real Things. Featured as one of eight artists to see. Nov, 2020
MEMBERSHIPS & ORGANIZATIONS
SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA - current member
ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA - current member
Big Medium, Austin - volunteer. In charge of creating instagram content for monthly artist features. 2020-2021
Austin School of Photography, 2018
Masters of City Planning emphasis in Urban Design, University of California Berkeley, 2015
Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture, University of California Davis, 2013