My name is October Lane, known more commonly as Toby.

Current Carnegie Mellon University BFA Fine Arts Undergrad, Class of 2019+.  Graduate of North Shore High School 2015,  Long Island, NY. 

As an artist, I tend to consider everything I make a self portrait in the sense that it reflects something about myself and my present physical or mental environment. Much of my art deals with coming to terms with myself as a woman and understanding and challenging my place and role in society as a female. My art therefore usually situates itself in a feminist context, but more generally my artistic process seeks to find and uncover atypical beauty in strange and overlooked subjects.

In 2013, I was the youngest-ever invited participant of the Fire Island Pines Biennial Art Show and was the manager and curator for The Pines Gallery in the Fire Island Pines. In the summer of 2015, I worked at K.Diresta Collective in Sea Cliff, NY as an artist's apprentice and retail associate with responsibilities including jewelry making, sawing small metals, polishing, beading, store layout and design, and sales/transactions. In 2016 I was commissioned by indie-rock band The Standard Standard for original album cover artwork for their album "Light it Up."

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phone: (516)880-4458

instagram: @dqdonoghue