Anthony is a lifelong artist originally from Chicago, who now lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Anthony studied at ASU where he received his Bachelor’s in Art Administration and went on to study at GCU where he received his Master’s in Education. His work over the years has explored many varying styles and methodologies. Currently, Anthony’s work is focused on his family heritage, and exploring the unique ethnic and cultural identity of the Italian people. Anthony captures the everyday sights of Italy using a unique blend of charcoal and ink which is brushed onto unprimed canvas.
Over the years, Anthony has focused on his appreciation for the human body as an enduring theme in the visual arts. His inspiration comes from the imperfections. Taking the figure and beautifully tarnishing it, giving it character, uniqueness, and most importantly, life. Anthony believes that the nude straddles a fine and distinct line between the obscene and the sublime and always, whether for good or for bad, makes a statement. Quick, loose strokes in his gestural works create lines that represent not only movement but also lend to psychological tension. He aims to present the figure solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Anthony seeks to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality.
Anthony has shown his work at various galleries, including The Coe House, Fair Trade Cafe, Portland on the Park, Burton Barr Library, and Arizona State Capitol. and has worked on significant community art projects throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. Anthony has created many commissioned works of art and his paintings are enjoyed by private collectors throughout the U.S.
Anthony was the co-founder and executive director of Agua Fria Community Artist’s, a non-profit 501c3 which focused on bringing quality art programs to the Phoenix valley. He also served as chairman for the City of Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission. Anthony currently teaches Visual Art and brings his love for artistic expression to students in the West Valley.