Ecuador, South America
Ecuadorian, New York City artist Maria” Toofly” Castillo is recognized for her hard and fluid style and signature “Love Warrior” character. One of the few women in the art world to step into a male dominated graffiti scene in the early 90’s and help pave the way for others. She is also a designer, and social entrepreneur. Founder, and curator of Ladies Love Project, #Grafiteras, and Warmi Paint Festival. Collectives that represent artists of color in the urban arts, and design.
Toofly’s work has appeared in books like Graffiti Women, Outdoor Gallery, and magazines like Juxtapoz, Latina, and Marie Claire. Her paintings have exhibited with Deitch Projects, Wynwood Walls, and Bronx Museum of Art. Staying true to her roots she continues to inspire, educate, and empower women and youth around the world.
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