Maria TooFly Castillo

Artist Profile: Maria "TooFly" Castillo | Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Maria" TooFly" Castillo was raised in New York City. She is recognized for her hard, fluid style and signature “Love Warrior” character. One of the few women in the art world to step into the male dominated graffiti scene in the early 90's, she helped pave the way for others who followed in her footsteps. She is a graphic designer, social entrepreneur, and founder of the @LadiesLoveProject, as well as the first ever women’s street art festival in Quito, Ecuador @WarmiPaint. She independantly produces arts and cultural events that focus on giving artists and entrepreneurs a platform on which to grow.

Toofly’s illustration, design, and street works have been published in books like Graffiti Women, Outdoor Gallery, and magazines like Juxtapoz, and Latina. She is featured in the Street Heroines film documentary, and her fine art has been showcased at Deitch Projects, Wynwood Walls, and the Bronx Museum of Art. Staying true to her roots, she continues to inspire, educate, and empower other artists worldwide.



Founded in 1974, the Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. Our goal is to present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse Long Island community.


Offices & Gallery
South Shore Mall
1701 Sunrise Highway, N1
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(Next to Dick's Sporting Goods)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am–4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday