Luciani, Tony

  • Home:
    Durham, Ontario
  • Title:
    Wonder Woman
  • Media:
    Oil on canvas / huile sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    83.5 x 58 cm
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The painting Wonder Woman began as an intense emotional response to my partner’s breast cancer diagnosis and her courageous voyage to find healing. I witnessed first-hand the many setbacks of the psychological and physical challenges that people in her position were being subjected to. Through all of it, however, my life deepened in profundity.  In the portrait, I tried to capture the meaningful spirit of quiet strength, yet acknowledging the helplessness cancer brings.  Wonder Woman is about humanity’s fragility and vulnerability, about life and the power to endure and overcome.  It is about our questions of who we are, where we are going and how to uncover a way to achieve our dreams, no matter what obstacles fall onto our paths. Wonder Woman is my ultimate hero.
BORN: Toronto, 1956
EDUCATION:

1970-1974

Central Technical School, Toronto, art program


1974-1975

Sheridan Community College, Oakville, Ontario


1975-1977

Ontario College of Art, Toronto; fine art program


1977-1978

Ontario College of Art, ‘Florence Off-Campus Program’, post-graduate; Florence, Italy


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2007

Galerie Crescent Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec; ‘From Da Vinci to Freud’


2005

Loch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; ‘Layered Reality’


1997

Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto (also 1989 1984 1980)


1995

Joseph D. Carrier Public Gallery, Toronto


1993

Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario


1993

Roberts Gallery, Toronto


1990-91

Kitchener/Waterloo Public Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario; catalogue


1992, 1984

Rodman Hall Arts Centre, National Exhibition Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario; catalogues


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2002-03

“Identita: An Exhibition by Italian Canadian Artists; A Traveling Exhibition”, Glenhyrst  Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario, and Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto; catalogue


2002, 2001

Etobicoke Public Art Gallery, juried exhibition, Etobicoke, Ontario (2 best in show prize awards)


1999

Wellington County Museum, Fergus, Ontario; ‘Fathers and Sons’, invitational


1998

Wellington County Museum, Fergus, Ontario; Self Portrait Exhibition


1995

MacDonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph, Ontario: juried


1993

Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario; juried


1991, 1990

The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA


1989

“Artitudes”, 7th International Art Competition, Art 54, New York, NY; prize award


1987

“Aspects of Contemporary Realism”, The MacIntosh Art Gallery, London, Ontario


1984

Hall du Centenaire, National Museum of Monaco, XVIII International Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Monte Carlo; juried


1981

City of Toronto Archives, Market Gallery; “Toronto…New Perspectives-Old Reflections”


1980

London Regional Public Art Gallery; International Print and Drawing Exhibition; catalogue


1979

“Water Colour Painting in Canada”, University of Waterloo, Kitchener; catalogue


1979

“A Canadian Start in Art”, Canada House, London, England; Invitational; catalogue


1978

“Selected Drawings: The Figure”; McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph; catalogue


AWARDS:

1989, 1979, 1977

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant


1980-81

Canada Council “B” Grant


1976-77

George A. Reid Scholarship (Ontario College of Art)


COLLECTIONS:
Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
Corporation of the City of Toronto
Canada House, London, England

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