Toni Ross is a sculptor whose focus moves between the elemental geometries
of containers, cubes, lines, and totems to monumental, site-responsive installations in which the physical, cerebral, and the architectural meet.
Since 2016, she has embarked on large-scale installations that are unique in their engagement of both the environment and the viewer. They include Sanctuary Entwined, 2017-18, at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, Found Lines, 2018, at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA, and Permanent Transience, 2016, part of the Parrish Art Museum’s Parrish Road Show.
Ross's political interests have inspired a series of works related to the human condition as well as threats to democracy, racial equality and the fabric of American life. Her site-responsive installation When, 2020, addressed the sense of isolation of and seeming endlessness to the COVID-19 quarantine.
In studio works, Ross explores aspects of writing and structure in linear compositions and aggregate wall works in stoneware that reference the poetic and the written word in stanza-like, contiguous formations.
In 2017, Ross began a series of panel discussions called WOMEN ARTISTS: Reshaping the Conversation. The concept has been met with tremendous enthusiasm from women and men alike. Moreover, it is building a community of people that are both aspirational and galvanized by its content and the times in which we live.
Born and raised in New York City, Toni Ross attended Wesleyan University where she studied ceramics and the arts, graduating with a BA in Film Studies. She lives and works in Wainscott, NY.