Denise Toney is a New Jersey multi-disciplinary artist who delves into fiber art, quilting, découpage, collage, mixed media, digital art, functional art, and wearable art using predominantly African, Aboriginal, Dutch, Asian, and other imported and domestic textiles.
She has been invited to and selected for several juried art exhibitions at: The Morris Museum – New Jersey’s only Smithsonian Affiliate - the Newark Museum of Art, the Newark Arts Festival, Newark Symphony Hall, the Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled Gallery, West Orange Arts Council, Studio Montclair, East Orange City Hall, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturers' Artist Village, Art in the Atrium, Bloomfield Civic Center, and the Bridge Art Gallery. She had a solo exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
Denise is a 2023 recipient of a grant from Peters Valley School of Craft on behalf of The New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. She was also awarded an unrestricted Black Artist Resilience Grant graciously granted by Art in the Atrium, Inc., made possible by the New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund in 2022.
Denise is in five publications: “On the Easel” – where artists share their works in progress, Bella Magazine, “The God-S Movement Coloring Journal” by Artist Yvonne Onque, “SheEO’s Rock! – 99 Tips to Transform Your Business Today” as a contributing author who appears on the book’s front cover, and an excerpt from her quilt is published on the back cover of The Morris Museum’s catalog.
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Was blessed to have one of my quilts hanging at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ within a FABULOUS group exhibition, "The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig. The late Viki Craig was an avid quilter and co-founder of Art in the Atrium, Inc., - New Jersey’s largest fine African-American art show, celebrating 28 years and co-producer of this exhibition.
Led a Sewer Drain Mural Project at NJ Youth Corps/Int'l Youth Org. in partnership w/Newark, Riverfront Park and Urban Waters Federal Partnership.