Antoinette Stroman, or “Toni” as she likes to be called, was born in 1969 and joined First Street Gallery Art Center in 1993. Toni’s recent work has been focused on mixed media collage, combining found images with decorative objects and touches of acrylic and watercolor. These densely populated compositions combine Toni’s interest in popular fashion motifs with her own personal style, creating elegant images and an autobiographical narrative.
Toni’s creativity and perseverance have earned her numerous honors and awards over the course of her career including the President’s Award from the NAACP’s Image Awards and the declaration of “Toni Stroman Day” in Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley, both in 1990. She has also exhibited her work in a variety of venues since starting at First Street, such as Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, the DREDF Gala ADA Celebration in Washington D.C., Intel Corporation in Santa Clara CA, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and the City of Brea Gallery in Brea CA.