Toby Buonagurio

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Toby Buonagurio is a US artist known for her "flamboyant"[1][2] ceramics. She has won the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Award (BRIO) and the SUNY award.

Professional work[edit]

Buonagurio has had her work in many exhibitions[1] and has a permanent installation in the 42nd Street Times Square subway station. Titled "Times Square Times: 35 Times" it is made up of 35 separate pieces embedded in a glass brick wall. Buonagurio teaches art at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Buonagurio comes from a working-class background[2] in New York City’s borough of the Bronx. She continues to live there and is reported to take pride in her connection to the neighborhood.[3] She is married to the painter Edgar Buonagurio.


  • 1992 BRIO award[4]
  • SUNY Research Foundation Research and Scholarship award[2]
  • 1998 BRIO award[5]


  1. ^ a b Eleanor Charles "Westchester Guide" New York Times November 3, 1996
  2. ^ a b c d "Subway artist brightens up Times Square with her sculptures" American Teacher November 2007
  3. ^ Miguel Garcilazo "Bronx People In Profile," NY Daily News December 24, 1996
  4. ^ Esther Iverem "Spotlight," Newsday City Edition [Long Island, N.Y] June 30, 1992
  5. ^ "In the Nabes Artists Will Get Awards," New York Daily News August 7, 1998

External links[edit]

  • Museum Cast podcast "Times Square-42nd Street - Art by Toby Buonagurio" January 5, 2010 (If you can't see the full titles, choose the listing whose description starts "When you think of times Square...)
  • Arts for Transit podcast