Chicago Studio


Antonio “Tony” Perez Jr. was born in 1991 in Berwyn, IL.  Tony joined Arts of Life in 2013. His favorite artmaking materials are markers, pastels and watercolors.  “Everybody works together. I draw my house, clouds, and stained glass windows.” With imagery including flowers, shapes, houses, and people, Tony’s art is a vibrant representation of his experience of the world.  “Markers, oil pastels, colored pencils are very good. Sun, flowers, grass, circles, moon, and the triangles, the stars. Red, and orange! Doing good! Making art makes me feel happy!” Tony also works at UCP Seguin and volunteers at the Brookfield Zoo.  

Tony’s work has been featured in exhibitions at Arts of Life’s Circle Contemporary gallery and at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

Selected Exhibits

June Artist of the Month

Circle Contemporary - 2019

The Other Art Fair

MANA Contemporary - 2019

Chicago Studio Award Show

Circle Contemporary - 2018

Chicago Studio Sale

Circle Contemporary - 2018

City Clerk Office

City Hall - 2018