Artist Statement:
I am not a fan of this cause, or need to explain that every element of life is an influence to an artist no matter what their medium or subject. But as I must, I may. Lately I find my work to be rooted in nostalgia. As a person works on themselves they always go back to their younger self, those little trauma points, misunderstanding, internal voices, those seeds that set the tone for decades of anxiety and depression, oh little 7 year old Suzy was a bitch wasn’t she, she deserves what life hands her after breaking up her parents and disappointing their family. Something along those lines. 

I recently found that my inner child has been craving one thing, the representation that didn't exist. Queer people of all ages, body shapes and sizes as well as skin color basking in the glory of loving tenderness. Taking up space in nature, in public. New love, old love, friendships and beyond, it's a vulnerability most queer people didn't grow up with in my age. So I'm painting it, I'm planting those seeds, I'm paving new roads and amending old contracts I had with myself. 
My youth had a nice splash of drug addicted parental units, a slathering of white trash base with a heavy influence of skateboarding and music culture and the heavy shame of religion and midwestern values. Add to that the queerness of a young closet case, and the complex PTSD of addiction and you’ve got yourself a lovely kid with a life time of therapy ahead of them. Coming out as queer in 1994, aids was still claiming bodies and souls regularly, so compound the previous with a heaping fear of sexual or physical contact.
The contemplation of life has always been plentiful. Now decades later I’m in that odd place my younger self never thought possible, semi happy, or happy’ish. In a relationship with a partner and step daughter, small house in New Mexico with Mountain View’s and a yard for the dog, a good circle of friends and the means to pursue art full time. I never expected to live this long much less this well. So now I’m hitting the age where illnesses set in and the friend pool dwindles a bit. Cancer knows its place apparently, picking many of them off one by one. So the meaning of life becomes nothing more than nurturing connections, letting go of control and learning to soften the hard edges life shaped and be kinder to one’s self both internally and externally. The work becomes a reflection of it all. The new and the old, the lessons learned and the failures a plenty. Building blocks for future mistakes.
So I mentor my younger self now, reminiscing on those fleeting moments of careless abandonment as a kid. The wind in my hair, battle scares from the skateboard, destroying my body, rotting my mind, living for death, skulls and loud music. A white kid who loves hip hop and hardcore, a weird kid who has a heart for Disney and an eye for ugly design. I remember all my friends and family passed, my little sister, my mother, my grandparents, the numerous friends taken by aids, drugs and alcohol. Everything is a nod to them, my friends, they’re watching my life like a bad TikTok reel, and I’m conscious of my shenanigans but not strong enough to change it, so might as well honor it. Thank you for the chaos, thank you for the death, thank you for the freedom and thank you for the rest, it’s all one in the same and my story, while mine is that of many and new to none. We’re but a reflection of the world around us and how deeply we delve into its grips.

Anthony is a multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Albuquerque NM. Born and raised in Kansas City Missouri, self taught artist, illustrator and designer. Anthony worked professionally in the advertising world for 20 years while maintaining a fine art career on the side. From an early age they were starting creative businesses, sewing their own clothing and sell them through local skateboarding shops, starting local music, skateboarding and queer magazines, as well as being in a handful of straight edge hardcore bands. In the span on their advertising career, they led many projects as VP of creative, creative director, and concept designers for some of the biggest brands in the world, in addition they were business partners in two different design firms. Now working as a full time artist, Anthony has shown their work around the world and along side of the most promising of artists of our time. They now have a studio/store front in Albuquerque where they work daily, preparing for whatever the future holds.

- Summer Invitational, Group show show. ABV Gallery, Atlanta, June 2021
- Verified, Solo show. Glendale Library and Art Center, Thinkspace Gallery, LA, CA, Jan 2023
- Tondo, Group show. Harman Projects, New York, January 2023
- Dismantled Identity, Solo show. Stolen Space Gallery, London, October 2021
- Vanguard, Group show. Outre Gallery, Melbourne Australia, September 2021
- Vitality, Group show. Mirus Gallery, Denver, July 2021
- Happy Place, Group show, Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, July 2021
- Group show viewing room, Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles July 2021
- What a weird time to be alive, group show. A. Hurd Gallery, Alburquerque NM, June 2021
- PowWow 10 year anniversary Group Show. Thinkspace projects. Bishop Museum, Hawaii. 2021
- I was born in a gay bar, Solo show. A. Hurd Gallery, Albuquerque NM 87110
- Tondo, Group show. SpokeArt Gallery, San Francisco, April 2021
- One by One Ground show, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, February 2021
- Aloha, Mr Hand, Group show. Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, January 2021
- Beyond the Rainbow, Solo show. Keep Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, December 2020
- Portraits, Group show. Rubine Red Gallery, Palm Springs, November 2020
- Current Mood, Solo show. Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, July 2020
- Suggestivism, group show. Spoke Art/Everyone Loves Recess, San Francisco, July 2020
- Mother Earth: We are all one, group show. Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, June 2020
- Exploring thew new contemporary movement VII , group show. Thinkspace / PowWow Hawaii, Feb 2020
- Made in New Mexico , group show. Stranger Factory ABQ, Jan 2020
- Everything's Illuminated , group show. Keep Contemporary Santa Fe, Dec 2019
- Re-Beginning - Paintguide , group show. Thinkspace Gallery LA, Nov 2019
- Salute 4 , group show. Nucleus Gallery PDX, Nov 2019
- LAX/MSY, group show. Thinkspace / Red Truck Gallery, August 2019
- LAX/SFO, group show. Thinkspace / Heron Arts, June 2019
- Pareidolia, group show. Antler Gallery PDX, Mar 2019
- Suggestivism, group show. Nucleus Gallery PDX, Jan 2019
- Microvisions, group show. Wow X Wow gallery, April 2018

- Other Worlds, group show. Helikon Gallery, Denver CO, March 2018
- Suggestivism, group show. Spoke Art New York, Feb 2018
- Which Way, That Way show, group show, First Amendment Gallery, San Francisco August 2017
- Annual Group Show, Knew Conscious, Denver July 2017
- Lightning Bolts and Little Sparks, group show, Wow X Wow, London December 2017
- Suggestivism, group show, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco December 2016
- Annual Group Show, Knew Conscious, Denver July 2016
- Annual Group Show, group show, Wind Horse Gallery, Kansas City December 2016
- PaintGuide show, group show, The Unit Gallery, London December 2015
- 25th Annual Mini show, group show, Abend Gallery, Denver CO December 2015
- Journey Into the Other - group show, FlatColor Gallery, Seattle WA May 2015
- Tres Anos, group show, As Issued Gallery Costa Mesa, CA September 2014
- Process of Purpose, group show, LeQuivive Gallery Oakland, CA August 2014
- Irrevert Ecclectic, group show, Madeline Gallery Boulder, CO July 2014
- Neu Folk Revival, group show, LeQuivive Gallery Oakland, CA November 2013
- Wild At Heart II - Beyond Eden, group show, Thinkspace Gallery Los Angeles, CA October 2013
- EleMental CommUnion, group show, Wind Horse Gallery Kansas City, MO Sept-Oct 2012


- Suggestivism Book - Feb 2019
- Revolver Magazine, commission painting - April 2018
- Bliss Magazine Artist Feature - March 2018
- Hi Fructose Feature - November 2017
- Blopop Magazine July 2015
- Teros Magazine - 4 page spread April 2015
- Hi Fructose Online interview/Feature.
- Feathers of Inspirations - Out of Step books
- Catapult Magazine issue 24 - 12 page spread and interview
- Catapult Magazine issue 9 - 4 page spread.
- Aesthetic Now Magazing issue #2 - An 12 page article and interview.
- Babyboss Magazine issue# 8 - An 8 page interview about my work.
- Kustom Kicks book 08
- Feed Me Cool Shit Interview
- Adobe Creative Featured Artist
- FWA interview
- FITC 2006 Toronto Speaker (with Mike Kellogg)
- Stash DVD magazine. Issue 14
- Web Design Studios book
- Computer Arts UK, Full page illustration and 25 step tutorial on illustration.
- Rojo (Plus), two page illustration
- Rojo (limited), one page illustration
- ResFest Magazing, full page goofy photos of us Exopolis owners before the res studio tours
- Neomu (issue 2), two page illustration
- Portfolios Online (book), two page feature on my personal site

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