Brandy Antonio (1982-) is a culturally diverse artist/educator from Long Island, New York. She studied Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned her BA (2000) and has a MA in Art Education from New York University (2014). She has since gone on to become an educator at Rockefeller University; create picture book illustrations, fashion illustrations for Rockport Shoes, Polo Ralph Lauren and textile companies. She has exhibited her paintings throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Brandy currently lives in Queens, NY.