Tony Abboreno is an Oak Park artist and retired Chicago Public High School studio drawing and painting instructor. Keith Haring’s graffiti, Stuart Davis’ “American Cubism” and Andy Warhol’s pop imagery are major influences in his work. Tony works mainly in acrylic on canvas and watercolor. He uses contemporary iconic imagery to awaken the viewers’ interest in beauty in all aspects of the visual scene and the persistence of memories unique to American life.
Recently Tony has been in Juried Exhibitions at the Elmhurst Art Museum, “A Sense of Place”; “Celebrities”, Sulfur Studios, Savannah Georgia; Awarded Best of Show for 2017 “Best of the Best of the Western Suburbs”, at the Peabody Estate, Oak Brook Illinois; The Bridgeport Art Center 2016; the Oak Park Library “Literary Explorations”; and the St. Louis Artist Guild “Ann Metzger Exhibition” 2014. He has had solo shows; “Disruption” at the Oak Park Main Library, February 2015, and “The Gallery” at the School of Rock at 221 Lake Street, Oak Park IL., November 2015.
His latest Show “Planes, Trains and Automobiles is at the Oak Park Main Library gallery, November 1 through November 30, 2017.
Tony regularly exhibits at the Oak Park Art League and the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild.