T O N Y    C A L Z E T T A, RCA

curriculum vitae

 

Lives and works in Welland, ON, Canada

 

EDUCATION

1977 Master of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto
1975 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Windsor, Windsor
1968 Bachelor of Science, University of Detroit, Michigan


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, ON

2014  
Love Ditties
, De Luca Fine Art, Toronto

2014
Shadow Blocking,
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

2012
New Paintings, De Luca Fine Art Gallery, Toronto

2009
White Dogs and Warhol and Other New Drawings, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto

2008
Stuff. Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto

2008
Fierce Expression. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia

2006
New Works on Paper and Canvas. Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto

2004
Black and White (Large Drawings and Small Sculpture). Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto

2002
The Last Big Picture Show. Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto

2001
War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults: a Folio of 20 Intaglio Prints. Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto

2001
War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults: a Folio of 20 Intaglio Prints. Windsor Printmakers' Forum, Windsor

2001
War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults: Paintings and 3 Sculptures (catalogue). Thames Art Gallery, Chatham (exhibition travelling to Leaf Rapids Exhibition Centre (Manitoba), Heritage North Museum (Thompson, Manitoba), Gallery Stratford (Ontario), Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery (Alberta),
Art Gallery of the South Okanagan (Penticton, British Columbia), Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse), Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon), Gallery Lambton (Sarnia, Ontario), Two Rivers Art Gallery (Prince George, British Columbia).

2000
New Work. Artists from the Permanent Collection Series. Citibank, Toronto

1999
War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults: Paintings. Moore Gallery, Toronto

1998
Drawings and Collages. Moore Gallery. Toronto

1997
Recent Drawing. Moore Gallery. Toronto

1996
High Art. CN Tower, Toronto

1996
Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Moore Gallery, Hamilton

1995
Acts of Kindness and of Love. Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto

1991
Drawings. Magnum Books, Ottawa

1990
Drawings on Canvas. Lake Galleries, Toronto

1990
Survey 1980-1990. Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto

1989
New Painting. Lake Galleries, Toronto

1986
New Drawings. Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

1985
New Paintings. Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

1983
New Paintings. Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

1982
Paintings. Robert Kidd Gallery. Birmingham, Michigan

1981
New Painting. Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

1980
New Paintings. Pollock Gallery, Toronto

1978
New Paintings. Pollock Gallery, Toronto

1977
New Paintings. Pollock Gallery, Toronto

1975
Paintings. Kensington Arts Association Gallery, Toronto

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Imago mundi, Palazzo Loredan, Venice, Italy, curated by Francesca Valente (catalogue)

2017  
Two Person Exhibition (with Gabrielle de Montmollin), Welland Museum, Welland, ON

2016    
Hoilday Salon, yumart, Toronto

2016
Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices (with Leon Rooke), PAMA, Brampton, ON

2014     
Summer Salon 2014: People, Places, and Objets d'Art, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto

2013    
A Death Greatly Exaggerated, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, (catalogue)

2013    
Place, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto

2012
Prints Today: 2012. Members of the Royal Academy of Arts; Ontario and Québec, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto (catalogue); Stewart Hall, Pointe-Claire, Québec (2013); Villa Bagatelle, Québec City (2015)

2011
Art Salon, De Luca Fine Art Gallery, Toronto

2011
Biennale di Venezia 2011:presenza italo-canadese, Yellow Fish Art, Montreal

2011
Padiglione Italia at the 54TH International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale
, works by Tony Calzetta, Vincenzo Pietropaolo and Francesca Vivenza, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, Canada and Venice, Italy (catalogue)

2009
Fluxhibition #3, FLUXmUSeum, Fort Worth, Texas (ART IS HELL with Gabrielle de Montmollin)

2009
More Stuff, Fran Hill Gallery (ART IS HELL with Gabrielle de Montmollin)

2007
Gallery Four Seven Nine, Ottawa, Ontario

2006
The Print Show: 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition of Original Prints. John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2005
Open Water (Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour). John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2005
WOOF
(Summer Group Show). Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto

2004
Gallery and Invited Artists. SPIN Gallery, Toronto

2004
Abstract Paintings from the Permanent Collection. Thames Art Gallery, Chatham Cultural Centre

2004
Cornucopia. Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto

2003
Flight! Mehu Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2003
Du Collage. Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, Québec, Canada

2002
Reading Without Words: Books as Object. Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario

2001
Abstracting the Landscape. University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto

2001
Spring Show. Giordano Gallery. Edmonton, Alberta

2000
Fall Show. Giordano Gallery. Edmonton, Alberta

2000
Arts2000. Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario

1996
3 Canadiens de Toronto à la Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs (Ballach, de Montmollin, Calzetta). Gordes, France

1992
Two Person Show (with Gabrielle de Montmollin). Studio Show, Toronto

1990
Two Person Show (with Andrea Bolley). Mississauga Civic Centre Art Gallery, Mississauga

1989
Andrea Bolley - Tony Calzetta, 15 Year Survey (catalogue), John A. Schweitzer Gallery, Montreal

1983
Three Person Show. Mira Godard Gallery, Calgary

1981
Future Traditions, Viewpoint. 29 by 29, Art Gallery of Hamilton, (catalogue)

1980
Toronto Group Show. Alberta College of Art, Calgary, (catalogue)

1980
Image 7. Rodman Hall, St. Catherines

1979
Boat, Harbourfront Gallery. Toronto

1979
Canada - Phase II. Robert Kidd Assoc. Inc., Birmingham, Michigan

1978
Stimulus 78. Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto

1978
CKOC 9th Annual Arts Exhibition. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1978
The Toronto Show. London Art Gallery, London and the Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford

1977
Four Toronto Painters. Woodstock Art Gallery

1977
Inaugural Exhibition. The Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto

1977
Painting Now. Three Person Show. The Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Queen's University, Kingston

1977
Two Person Show (with Andrea Bolley). Art Gallery of Windsor

1977
Ontario Now Part II. Art Gallery of Hamilton and Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery, (catalogue)

1976
Two Person Show (with Joseph Silva). IDA Gallery, York University, Toronto

1976
Corporate Collection Exhibition. Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery

1975
London/Windsor 17. The London Art Gallery, London and the Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor

1975
Spring Exhibition. The Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Queen's University, Kingston

1975
35th Annual Western Ontario Exhibition. London Art Gallery

 

LIVRES D'ARTISTE

How God Talks in His Sleep and Other Fabulous Fictions, a limited edition livre d'artiste by Leon Rooke and Tony Calzetta, with an introduction by Robert Enright, published by PRESSWERK EDITIONS, 2009

Peculiar Practices, a limited edition suite of ten broadsides by Leon Rooke and Tony Calzetta, published by PRESSWERK EDITIONS, 2009

Acts of Kindness and of Love, a limited edition livre d'artiste by John Metcalf and Tony Calzetta, published by PRESSWERK EDITIONS, 1995

War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults, a limited edition livre d'artiste of 20 intaglio prints, published by PRESSWERK EDITIONS, 1999

 

COMMISSIONS

The Bloor Street Diner, 50 Bloor Street West, Toronto 1980-1994
The Pinestone Inn, Haliburton, Ontario 1990
The Globe Restaurant, (sculpture), Ottawa 1995
Yorkton Securities Inc., BCE Place, Toronto 1996
La Niche á Nice (ceramic and mosaic installation). Private collection, Villefranche, France, 2001

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Porcupine’s Quill, Fabulous Peculiarities: The Art of Tony Calzetta, by Tom Smart 2015


Devil’s Artisan, A Journal of the Printing Arts, Tony Calzetta’s Prints, Drawings, Paintings and Bookworks, by Tom Smart, Number 76, Spring/Summer 2015


Artoronto, Tony Calzetta: Love Ditties by Brinae Bain, November, 2014


Panoram Italia, Tony Calzetta: Passion on Canvas and Paper by Sal Di Falco, August/September 2014


Vie Des Arts, Tony Calzetta at De Luca Fine Art Gallery by Ashley Johnson, Summer 2012


Panoram Italia, The Venice Biennale in Toronto by Anja Karisik, Fall 2011


Dart International, How God Talks in His Sleep by Steve Rockwell, Fall 2010


Canadian Notes & Queries, Word Pictures: The Very Rich Collaboration Between Leon Rooke
and Tony Calzetta by Robert Enright, Summer/Fall 2009


Eyeris Inc., Fierce Expression – The Work of Tony Calzetta. A Film by Linda Corbett. Running Time 50 Minutes, 2005


Artichoke, Tony Calzetta: War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults by Meg Walker, Winter 2003, Vol. 15 #3


CMAJ•JAMC, Tony Calzetta: Who Wants to Play War? By Meg Walker, September 2, 2003


Eye, All Tricks, No Treats by R.M. Vaughan, October 25, 2001


Thames Art Gallery (catalogue), War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults, essays by Liz Wylie and Kate Regan, Chatham 2001


Art Review, Tony Calzetta by Bill Kort, June 1999


The Ottawa Citizen, Attraction to Line at Core of Artist's Work by Nancy Beale, April 25, 1991


Vie des Arts, Expositions Couplées by Monique Brunet-Wienmann, Automne 1990


Corriere Canadese, Straight from the Heart by Marisa Comoglio, September 9, 1990


Galerie John A. Schweitzer (catalogue), Andrea Bollev – Tony Catzetta: Une Perspective de XV Ans 1974-1989, essays by John Metcalf and Karen Wilkin, Montreal 1989


The Malahat Review #70, Paintings about Painting: Notes Toward an Essay on Tony Calzetta by John Metcalf, March 1985


Windsor Star, He Made Art His Business by James Elliot, February 1983


Art In Architecture, Tony Calzetta, edited by William J.S. Boyle; written and compiled by Jeannie Parkin; published by Visual Arts Ontario Toronto 1982


The Globe and Mail, Speaking Quietly of Art's Basics by John Bentley Mays, March 1, 1980


Artnews, Has Culture Outgrown It's Source of Support? by Helen Duffy, February 1979


Artscanada, Tony Calzetta by Brian Arnott, December 1978-January 1979


Artscanada, Drawing in Painting: Tony Calzetta and Paul Fournier by Kay Woods, April-May 1978


Artscanada, London/Windsor 17 by Ruth Ratner, Winter 1975-1976

 

COLLECTIONS

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
Thames Art Gallery, Chatham
National Library, Ottawa
Art Gallery of Windsor
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Toronto Reference Library Special Collections
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto
Art Gallery of Peel
Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery
Gallery Stratford
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
University of Toronto Art Centre
Canadian External Affairs, Ottawa
Citibank Canada, Toronto
Canadian Development Corporation, Toronto
Moore Corporation, Toronto
Cadillac Fairview, Toronto
Goodman & Goodman, Toronto
Miller Thomson
Coca Cola
Trilon Financial Corporation
First City Capital
Westburne Canada
Fasken Campbell Godfrey
Aird & Berlis
Taurus Capital Markets
Tridel Corporation, Toronto
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein, Toronto
Faculty of Management, University of Toronto
Ernst & Young Print Collection, Toronto
Fireco Sales Ltd., Toronto
Rothman’s of Canada, Toronto
Imperial Oil, Toronto
Nova Corporation, Calgary
Royal Trust
BMO collection
First City Trust
Toronto Dominion Bank
Prudential Insurance
McCarthy Tétrault
Arthur Gelgoot & Assoc.
Gowling, Strathy & Henderson
CN Tower, Toronto
Reinsurance Group of America, Toronto, Canada
Reinsurance Group of America, London, England

Private Collections in Canada, USA and Europe

 

For more biographical information:

Paintings about Painting:
Notes towards an Essay on Tony Calzetta
by John Metcalf

 

 

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