Tony Romano is a Toronto-based artist who works across a variety of disciplines including sculpture, film, video, installation and music and text. His sculptural pieces are playful renditions of Modernist sculpture, borrowing from the archetypal silhouettes of reclining nudes, but quite reflexively playing upon the minimalist, and austere tendencies with a contemporary, sly sensibility. Combining references to history, as well as pop-culture and Romano’s own tendency for shape, color, use of material, as well as narrative, Romano’s works seem timeless, yet altogether topical.
TONY ROMANO (b. 1978, Toronto, Canada) obtained a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Romano has shown his work extensively internationally including exhibitions in Canada, Austria and Sweden. Recent solo shows include The Last Act, Articule, Montreal, Onward Future, Oakville Galleries, and Notary Moon, MacLaren Art Gallery, Barrie as well as group shows such as The Way I Are, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; You Don’t Really Care for Music, Do You?, Red Bull Projects, Toronto; Everything will be OK, No. 9 Projects, Toronto; and Air Conditioned Jungle, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.