Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
Tonia is a Mexican-Dutch-Indonesian painter and designer based in LA. She is primarily influenced by pop culture, and best known for her music inspired “Black&Gold” series; paintings of icons with lyrics written through hand painted images of the icons. She is well known and respected by the top musicians and producers in the music industry today. She’s been featured by SF MoMA as an upcoming Hispanic female artist, and her work has been collected by celebrities such as Diddy, Lady Gaga, and Usher.
Smile Design Gallery merges art with the mission of providing dental treatment for people who need care. The gallery believes social enterprise can move the great masses of humanity forward, and with a passion for art, its founders have tapped the “art market” to do just that. The gallery has treated over 500 patients since inception in the Spring of 2013, collaborated with artists such as Mr. Brainwash, Chi Modu, UR New York, Fab 5 Freddy, Liu Bolin, Miya Ando and Swizz Beats, partnered with art dealers such as Martin Lawrence Gallery, and Klein Sun Gallery, and achieved industry milestones with a 2013 Miami Art Basel production rated “Top 10” by Vanity Fair, and granted charitable dentistry in partnership with the Holocaust Survivors Initiative, The Bowery Mission, Urban Promise Camden and many more.