Wonder Woman | Oil on Canvas | 24" x 14" | 2009
Contemplation | Oil on Canvas | 32" x 48" | 2011
Madonna and Mannequin | Oil on Canvas | 40" x 32" | 2013
Artist Statement: Luciani’s work is an investigation into the impact of uneasiness and distortion inherent in the painted image: as it is received by the viewer and in his own relationship to the image. His work has been described as “interpretive realism” and as “unconventionally surreal.”
Tony Luciani was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1956. The artist, growing up in Toronto, was able to partake in the best possible creative education. After Central Technical High School (4 year art program), Sheridan Community College (1 year art program), and the Ontario College of Art from 1975 to 1978, Tony received his degree along with post graduate study in OCA’s off-campus program in Florence, Italy. Luciani has exhibited internationally for thirty-six years, most recently at the MEAM museum (Museu Europeu d'Art Moderno) in Barcelona, Spain. He was a finalist for the last three Kingston Prizes: Canada’s National Juried Portrait Competitions, which toured the country. With sixteen solo exhibitions and numerous group shows, Luciani has garnered many awards and significant recognition. Collections include: Fundacio Privada de les Arts I els Artistes; Museu Europeu d'Art Moderno (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain; Canada House, London, England; Corporation of the City of Toronto; and Imperial Oil Limited. Tony Luciani is represented by Loch Gallery in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Calgary, and his work can be found online at: tonyluciani.ca.