Tony Calzetta C.V.

Born 1945 Windsor, Ontario, Canada; lives and works in Welland, Ontario, Canada
Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) 2004

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021    Painting and Other Fantasies, Niagara Artists Centre, St, Catharines, ON
2018    Sophisticated Scribbles and Stories, Grim and Grin, YUMART, Toronto
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, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto
2009    Recent Work, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
2008    Stuff, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto
2008    Fierce Expression, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
2006    New Works on Canvas and Paper, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto
2004    Black and White (Large Drawings and Small Sculpture), Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto
2002    The Last Big Picture Show (Large Drawings), Fran Hill Gallery
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), Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse), Art Gallery of Southwestern
…………Manitoba (Brandon), Gallery Lambton (Sarnia, Ontario), Two Rivers Art Gallery (Prince George, British Columbia, Art Gallery of
…………the South Okanagen (Penticon, 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
1990    Painting Survey 1980-1990 Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto
1989    New Paintings, 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 Paintings, 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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)
2018    NOW HERE (with Michael Bedard and Gabrielle de Montmollin), AIH Studios, Welland, Ontario
2017    Imago mundi, Palazzo Loredan, Venice, Italy, curated by Francesca Valente (catalogue); also, Onsite Gallery, Toronto (2018)
2017    Two Person Exhibition (with Gabrielle de Montmollin), Welland Museum, Welland, ON
2016    Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices (with Leon Rooke), PAMA, Brampton, ON
2015/16   Hoilday Salon, yumart, Toronto
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    The 80th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2005    Woof (Yvonne Whelan, curator ), Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto
2004    Abstract Paintings from the Permanent Collection, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
2004    Gallery and Invited Artists, SPIN Gallery, Toronto
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 (catalogue).
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    Arts2000, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario (catalogue).
1997    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
1985    Selections Re:union 1975-85, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
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 79, Rodman Hall, St. Catharines
1979    Boats, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto
1979    Canada – Phase II, Robert Kidd Assoc. Inc., Birmingham, Michigan (catalogue)
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
1997    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 and Other Fabulous Fictions, A limited edition livre d’artiste by Leon Rooke and Tony Calzetta, published by Presswerk Editions, 2009
Peculiar Practices, A limited edition livre d’artiste by Leon Rooke and Tony Calzetta, published by Presswerk Editions, 2009
War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults, A limited edition livre d’artiste of 20 intaglio prints, published by Presswerk Editions, 1999
Acts of Kindness and of Love, A limited edition livre d’artiste by John Metcalf and Tony Calzetta, published by Presswerk Editions, 1995

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

AWARDS AND GRANTS
Ontario Arts Council Project Grant, 1982
Canada Council Arts Grant “B”, 1979
Canada Council Project Grant, 1978
Ontario Arts Council Grant, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Artoronto.ca, Tony Calzetta at Yumart, by Xiaotong Cao, May 2018
Canadian Notes and Queries, Art is Hell: Tony Calzetta and Gabrielle de Montmollin Move to Welland, by Ann Ireland, #101 Winter 2018
The Sound STC, Art is Hell in Welland, by Bart Gazzola, August 2017
The Sound STC, Peculiar Practices in Grimsby and Beyond, by Bart Gazzola, May 2017
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.ca, Tony Calzetta: Love Ditties by Brinae Bain, November, 2014
Vie Des Arts, Tony Calzetta at De Luca Fine Art Gallery by Ashley Johnson, Summer 2012
Panorama 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.