“I have always loved textiles and all forms of fiber. I am particularly interested in creating texture and in the tactile nature of how various fibers feel, react, and appear with and against each other. These nature studies are inspired by the ever changing landscapes of the Catskill Mountains where my studio in Roxbury is based. I watch the natural cycle of the plant life grow and change from season to season, from the gold tones of summer to the rusts of fall, collecting and gathering to meld old life into new work.” TB
Originally from New Zealand, Toni Brogan had a 20-year career in food before reconnecting with the fiber arts she grew up with. She now resides in Upstate New York, with the Catskill mountains as backdrop and inspiration for her abstract fiber works. Brogan has had 39 works commissioned by Scribner’s Lodge in Hunter, and single works in various group shows from NYC to Kingston. Her first solo show, Chromatic Family, opened at the Roxbury Arts Group in 2021. Also in 2021, she presented at Xtant in Mallorca, a global gathering of textile artisans. In 2018 she received a community arts grant from the NY State Council of the Arts. Brogan works with architects, designers and interior decorators globally, and currently has large-scale works hanging in Dubai for The Rockwell Group.