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Featured Artist Series Ekphrastic Showcase

Colleen Toledano

poem by Shlagha Borah

Breaking Tradition

Mixed media ceramics

Colleen Toledano is a mixed media ceramic and installation artist residing in Buffalo, NY and an Associate Professor of Art at Buffalo State College. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Ohio University (2005). Autobiographically inspired, she creates sculpture and environments that are influenced by the ever-changing moments in her life.  She was a resident artist recipient of the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship in 2008 at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. and the 2005 Philip C. Curtis Artist-In-Residence in Ceramics at Albion College, Albion, Michigan. 

Shlagha Borah (she/her) is from Assam, India. Her work appears or is forthcoming in ANMLY, EcoTheo Review, Salamander, Nashville Review, Florida Review, Sonora Review, Identity Theory, and elsewhere. She is pursuing an MFA in Poetry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is an Editorial Assistant at The Offing. She has received support for her work from Brooklyn Poets and Sundress Academy for the Arts. She is the co-founder of Pink Freud, a student-led collective working towards making mental health accessible in India.

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