Tony Romano, Not Here, Not There, installation view, 2024. Franz Kaka, Toronto, CA. Photo: LF Documentation. 



Tony Romano, The Arrow (still), 2024, hand-drawn cel animation, 06:08. 



Tony Romano, The Arrow (still), 2024, hand-drawn cel animation, 06:08.



Tony Romano, Blue raze, 2024, powder coated welded steel, 60 x 16 x 23.25 in  (152.4 x 40.6 x 59.1 cm).



Tony Romano, Not home, 2024, powder coated welded steel,  30 x 40 x 16.5 in  (76.2 x 101.6 x 41.9 cm).



Tony Romano, Not there, 2024, powder coated welded steel, 55.5 x 42 x 24 in  (141 x 106.7 x 61 cm).



Tony Romano, The Big Hat, installation view, 2024. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, CA. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.



Tony Romano, The Cast (detail), 2024, mixed media. The Big Hat, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, CA. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.



Tony Romano, The Cast (detail), 2024, mixed media. The Big Hat, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, CA. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.



Tony Romano, The Big Hat, 2024, video, 11:45. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, CA. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.



Tony Romano, Pigro’s Cabinet, 2023. Laminated wood, granite; Inventory: 2 wood carvings, 1 ink painting on canvas, 1 oil painting on wood board, drawer full of ink and watercolour drawings on paper, 5 enamel painted metal birds, 75 x 46 x 46 in (190 x 116.8 x 116.8).



Tony Romano, Pigro’s Cabinet (detail), 2023. Laminated wood, granite; Inventory: 2 wood carvings, 1 ink painting on canvas, 1 oil painting on wood board, drawer full of ink and watercolour drawings on paper, 5 enamel painted metal birds, 75 x 46 x 46 in (190 x 116.8 x 116.8).



Tony Romano, Between the Lilies and the Birds, installation view, 2021. GTA21, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, CA. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.



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Tony Romano, Kissed By a Mule, installation view, 2017. Clint Roenisch, Toronto, CA. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.



Tony Romano, Kissed By a Mule, installation view, 2017. Clint Roenisch, Toronto, CA. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.



Tony Romano, Kissed By a Mule (detail), 2017. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.



Tony Romano
b. 1978, Toronto, CA
Lives and works in Oshawa, CA

Education
2003 BFA, Intermedia, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

Solo & Collaborative Exhibitions
2024    Not Here, Not There, Franz Kaka, Toronto, ON
2024    The Big Hat, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
2022    No Mercy, Nicolas Robert, Toronto, ON
2018    Pigro, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, ON
2017    New Work, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016    Night Thoughts, Beers Contemporary Art, London, UK
2015    La Giubba (w. Corin Sworn) Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON
2015    La Giubba (w. Corin Sworn) Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2014    The Branch in the Salzburg Mines, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013    By Any Other Name, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010    Goodnight My Love, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010    Notary Moon, Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
2010    Notary Moon, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
2010    a fist full of flies, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2010    False Creek, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008    T&T, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008    The Last Act, Article, Montreal, QC
2008    Onward Future, Oakville Galleries, ON
2008    Onward Future, Museum London, ON
2007    New Work, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2006    Three Tales, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2004    Return, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004    T&T/ ARRIVAL, Kulturhust, Stockholm, Sweden
2004    Carchitecture, collaboration with Tyler Brett, ITT - EN Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004    Playtime, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2004    OVERSEA/UNDERGROUND, Neon Gallery, Brosarp, Sweden
2004    Tony Romano/Marcel Duchamp, Trylowsky Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002    White Hairy Tree, In collaboration with Shayne Ehman, The Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, BC
2002    Punch, Concourse Media Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002    Dance With Me/ If By Chance, The Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, BC
2000    Evanescent Rumors, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021    GTA21, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, ON
2021    Teeth, Loan and Trust Company, Consolidated: The Trylowsky Collection, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver, BC
2015    Villa Toronto, Raster Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012    Ecotopia, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, ON
2012    Millenium Magazines, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2012    Unplanned Architectures, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK
2011    On the Nature of Things, Kamloops Art Gallery, BC
2011    Hunter and Cook Projects, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011    Hunter and Cook Projects, The Khyber Arts Centre, Halifax, NS
2010    Empire of Dreams, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
2010    Redux Park, York, Quay Centre, Toronto, ON
2009    Goodbye To Romance, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2009    Air Conditioned Jungle, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2009    The Way I Are, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON
2008    You don’t really care for music, do you?, Red Bull 381 Projects, Toronto, ON
2008    Everything will b OK, No. 9 Projects, Toronto, ON
2008    T&T (Tyler Brett and Tony Romano), Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
2007    Click/Shift/Enter, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007    MACO, Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
2006    The Property in Question, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006    Post Suzuki, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, ON
2006    A Thing Called Love, Neon Gallery, Brosarp, Sweden
2005     Weathervane, Oakville Galleries, ON
2005    Inaugural Group Show, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2005    Weathervane, Ottawa Art Gallery, ON
2005    Video Awards 2005, Plus Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
2005    Dedicated to you, but you weren’t listening, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
2004    The Island and the Cave, Kunstbuero Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2004    2nd Site, McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
2004    The Island and the Cave, White Columns, New York, NY
2004    Republic of Love, Power Plant Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004    Drawing on Architecture, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004    Straight or Crooked Way, Royal College of Art Gallery, London UK
2003    On a Journey, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003    Explorations In Psychic Geography, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002    Beyond Terminal City, VTO Gallery, London, England
2002    What’s love got to do with it?, The Butchershop Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002    TRASPIE, Galleria Sante Fe, Bogota, Columbia
2002    Projet/Projo 2, Studio 303 Gallery, Montreal, QC
2002    Video Night, Beat Bar Gallery, London, UK.
2002    Emily Carr Graduate Exhibition, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002    The Proposal Show, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002    Let’s Span Time, No Brow Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002    House Work, Duck Space Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Art Fairs
2023    Art Toronto, presented by Franz Kaka, Toronto, ON
2019    Material Art Fair, presented by Clint Roenisch, Mexico City, MX
2015     Pulse Art Fair, presented by Beers Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2014    Volta Art Fair, presented by Clint Roenisch, New York, NY
2009    Toronto International Art Fair, Everything will be OK, presented by No. 9 Projects

Film Screenings
2021    The Actor, Prague International Indie Film Festival, Prague, Czechia
2017    The Coat (w. Corin Sworn), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2016    The Coat (w. Corin Sworn), Jeux D’ete, Chigago, IL
2016    The Coat (w. Corin Sworn), ICA, London, England
2016    The Coat (w. Corin Sworn), Tate Britain, London, England
2016    The Coat (w. Corin Sworn), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2016    The Coat (w. Corin Sworn), Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
2016    The Coat (w. Corin Sworn), CCA Glasgow, Scotland
2016    The Coat (w. Corin Sworn), Rencontres International, Paris, France

Publications As Author
2013    Ecotopia, published by Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery
2010    Notary Moon, published by Station Gallery, Oshawa and Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie
2010    T&T False Creek, published by Pendulum Gallery, Red Leaf, Trapp Editions, Other Sights
2008    T&T: Onward Future, published by Trapp editions, Oakville Galleries and Museum, London
2008    Weathervane, published by The Ottawa Art Gallery

Grants & Awards
2020    Visual Arts: Project Grant, Canada Council of the Arts
2017    Project Grant, Ontario Art Council
2016    Visual Arts: Project Grant, Canada Council of the Arts
2016    Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2014    Project Grant, Ontario Art Council
2010    Visual Arts: Project Grant, Canada Council of the Arts
2009    Cité Internationale des Art, Paris Residency, Canada Council for the Arts
2009    Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2006    Project Grant, Ontario Art Council
2006    Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2004    Film & Video: Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

Press
2022    Jill Glessing, “Greater Toronto Art 2021”, Border Crossings Mag
2021    Kate Taylor, “MOCA launch triennial Greater Toronto Art 2021 to highlight the city’s ‘most exciting’ artists, Globe and Mail
2021    Tess Edmonson, “Toronto Roundup”, Art Agenda
2018    Leah Sandals, “News in Brief”, Canadian Art
2017    Darby Millbrath, “Interview with Tony Romano”, Editorial Magazine
2017    Daniel Joyce, “Tony Romano, New work: 2014-2016 at Clint Roenisch Gallery”, Artoronto
2017    Murray Whyte, “At the galleries: Of tanks, transparency and nasty women”, Toronto Star
2016    Murray Whyte, “On the Wall: Summer Daze in the Gallery”, Toronto Star
2015    “Corin Sworn and Tony Romano “La Giubba” at Natalia Hug, Cologne”, Mousse Magazine
2014    Bill Clarke, “Report: Canadian Art Highlights at the New York Fairs”, Canadian Art
2011    Beverly Cramp, “On the Nature of Things”, Galleries West
2011    Hunter & Cook: The Hub of Toronto’s Art Scene, Huff Post
2010    Lee Henderson, “Waiting for Blue (2010)”, The Walrus
2010    Murray Whyte, “The trickster as storyteller”, Toronto Star
2008    Tony Romano, “An Affair to Remember,” Canadian Art, https://canadianart.ca/features/tony-romano/
2008    Betty Ann Jordan, “Tony Romano and Tyler Brett: Carichitecture, and Cautionar Ingenuity,” Canadian Art
2008    Murray Whyte, “Red Bull puts its energy into a gallery”, Toronto Star
2008    Richard Rhodes, "Toronto Now" Canadian Art, Volume 24, #4. Winter 2007)
2008    Monika Burman, “T&T: Tech and Trees” MAG, (March 08)
2007    Gary Michael Dault, “Crammed show burdened by weighty references” Globe and Mail
2007    Madsen, Bjarke. “Low-key Tony Romano” NOW
2006    David Jager, “Movie Mash-Up”, Now
2006    Gary Michael Dault, “Tony Romano”, Art News
2006    David Balzer, Eye Candy, Eye Weekly
2005    Peter Goddard, “A dose of conceptual art lite“ Toronto Star
2005    Sarah Milroy, Weathervane, The Globe & Mail
2004    Beel Garel, “Den estetiska undergågen” Malmö Kvällsposten
2004    Christopher Lembke, “Landskapsbilder och samhällen på grafi ska blad” Ystads Allehanda
2004    Dan Jönsson, “T&T” C-Magazine issue #84
2004    Julie Ryan, “The Cave and the Island” C-Magazine issue #84
2004    Eric Sinclair, “Tankar om ett alternativt liv” Kristianstadsbladet, Kristianstadt, Sweden
2004    Dan Jönsson, “Utopi eller satir?” Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden
2004    Andrea Jo Wilson, “Tony Romano” Hive Magazine
2004    Robin Laurence, “Drawing on Architecture” The Georgia Straight”
2004    T&T/Carchitecture: Tyler Brett and Tony Romano in conversation with Patrik Andersson”, Art Files Magazine
2004    Corin Sworn, “Mark Leckey/Tony Romano” C Magazine issue #81
2003    John Bentley Mays, “Tony Romano” Lola, issue # 14
2001    Holly Ward, “Looking For Love At The Blinding Light! Cinema” Terminal City #9
2001    Andrew J Paterson, “Taking Time Enough” Lola, issue #8

Public Collections
Art Bank, Canada Council
Royal Bank of Canada
Bank of Montreal