Moon Fruit, 2008
Acrylic on wood
24 x 24"
Cristina Toro was born in Puerto Rico where her childhood experiments in drawing and painting were influenced by the natural landscape of the island. She received a BA in painting from the University of South Florida in 2005, a Strategic Opportunity Grant
from the New York Council of the Arts, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship in 2010.
Toro's highly detailed canvases with an abundant range of references are inspired by her vision "…to truthfully communicate how brilliantly small we are" and have been described as simultaneously tender, bright and riotous.
Toro's work was selected for the United States Art in Embassies Program in Mexico and has been represented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Mexico, and the United States.
The artist lives and works in New York.
Moon Fruit can be viewed at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital.