Tony Villejo was born in 1953 in San Antonio, TX where he lives and works. He studied fine art with Mel Casas at San Antonio College. Villejo has worked in the theater and entertainment industry for nearly two decades, building parade floats, creating retail displays, and designing theater sets for stage productions throughout Texas, as well as in Mexico City and New York. He has exhibited his paintings in San Antonio, TX at Centro Cultural Aztlan (1999); Blue Star Art Space (1998); Plaza Guadalupe (1995); Martin-Rathburn Gallery (1995); the San Antonio Museum of Art (1987), Carver Cultural Center (1985); Shawn-Davenport Gallery (1980); and the McNay Art Museum (1979).
Tony Villejo’s work transforms everyday images and stories into dynamic sculptural ensembles. A background in painting and theater design informs his installation of colorful, large-scale figures, notable for their craft and allegorical references.