Since receiving his B.F.A. from the University of Windsor and an M.F.A. from York University in Toronto, Tony Calzetta has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He works mainly on canvas and paper and also sometimes in sculpture and printmaking.
He has published three major livres d’artiste; Acts of Kindness and of Love in collaboration with writer John Metcalf, and the more recent How God Talks in His Sleep and Other Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices, both with writer Leon Rooke.
Calzetta was elected as a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.) in 2004. In addition to commissioned works he is represented in numerous public, corporate and private collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. In 2011, his paintings were exhibited as part of the Padiglione Italia at the 54th International Venice Biennale.
He now lives in Welland, Ontario with artist Gabrielle de Montmollin who is the other half of their art collaboration known as ART IS HELL.