Artist’s Statement

Tony Carneiro utilizes collage, assemblage and photo-silkscreen to produce his creations.  He invites the viewer to join the celebration within his collaged images and assembled art objects.


Tony’s artwork depicts the epitome of satire along with an uncanny and oftentimes unfathomable ability to see the humor of his disabilities and medical impairments.  He is a legally blind, visual artist who also deals with a variety of other health issues.  However, instead of allowing these ailments to stifle his creativity, he incorporates these issues within his artwork.  He even invented an alter ego named Tony Trouble – who is a hipster from the 1950’s that has absolutely no problems whatsoever.  This character pops up in many of his pieces.


The artist employs his artwork as an escape from the troubles of reality.  Aspects of American Pop culture from the past and present, such as movies, literature, and especially music – Rock & Roll in particular – fuel his imaginative energy to invent his funky creations.


He hopes that his audience will forget their troubles and enjoy themselves.  Tony’s outrageous and upbeat art is celebrating his love of women.  He is having fun with his imagination, and is also enjoying life.




Tony Carneiro

12 Colvin Street

West Warwick, RI 02893




State of Art In Rhode Island University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, 2003 – 2013 Group Shows


Recent Works – AS220 Café Gallery, Providence, RI, 2002, 2005, & 2011 Solo Shows


Art From the Street University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, 2009 Group Show

Tony Trouble is Going Strong – Cedar Crest Rehab Center, Cranston, RI, 2008 Solo Show


Exhibitions for Disabled Artists VSAarts RI, Atrium Gallery, Providence, RI 1999 – 2006

Group Shows


Tony Trouble’s Hipwact Sock Hop Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA, 2006

MFA Thesis Exhibition




Open All Media Exhibitions South County Art Association, Kingston, RI, 1995 – 2013

The Boston Printmakers Archers Show 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2007


Sense and Sensibility Tse Tse Gallery, Providence, RI, 2003 – 2006


Student Annual – School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston, MA, 2004


Big and Colorful  – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 2004


 VSAarts International Festival, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, 2004


Open Mixed Media Exhibit – Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, 2003




Providence Journal – November 2008

Tony Trouble is Going Strong



Alma Matters – Tufts University Alumni Newsletter – Fall, 2006

            Cover Story – A Clear Vision


            Alma Matters Tufts University Alumni Newsletter Summer, 2006



            Art Matters –SMFA Newsletter Fall, 2004

             Excursions in Art



MFA in Studio Art: SMFA, Tufts University 2003 – 2006

            Experimented with installation art created with screenprinting, collage, assemblage and mixed media


Graduate studies in graphic design, Tyler School of Art  1995 – 1996


BFA in Studio Art: Rhode Island College 1989 – 1994

Concentrated in graphic design and experimented with painting, printmaking, photography & mixed media



Creative Consultant & Sales Rep: Providence Picture Frame Co., 1999 – present

Designed & installed gallery artwork and consulted with customers


l = Instructor: Screenprinting Classes: Shepherd Print Studio, Boston, MA  2007 – 2013

Taught screenprinting to professional artists, demonstrated handmade and photographic stencil techniques, also showed mono-print techniques & how to print on various materials.          

          l Screenprinting A-Z: SMFA, Boston, MA – 2006 – 2007

Post Graduate Fellowship:  Devised curriculum, demonstrated a variety of handmade and photographic stencil techniques as well as various printing methods on a wide array of materials and showed the use of Photoshop to prepare images.

l Illustration & Graphic Design: Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA –1995 – 1996

Created curriculum and taught the usage of text and image in drawing, painting & mixed media to adults and high school students for Weekend Art Workshop.


t = Teaching Assistant:  SMFA, Boston, MA – 2004 – 2006.

t Painting Today, selected & organized proper teaching materials & organized field trips to art venues.

tScreenprinting A to Z, assisted with stencil techniques, helped to prepare screens & showed the use of Photoshop to prepare images.



tAdvanced Screenprinting,

Encouraged experimentation in screenprinting as well as honed skills.  Lastly, the students and I created an installation of collaged screen prints on the walls of the Project Space in the SMFA.


Fine Arts Coordinator & Instructor – Fort Meade Youth Centers, MD – 1999 – 2000, Developed curriculums for age groups 5-9, 10-14 & 15-18; taught drawing, acrylic painting, collage & mixed media during summer camp


k = Visiting Artist: INSIGHT, Warwick, RI – 2013

Taught blind and visually impaired children to make texture collages.  The children created their own tactile collages as well as contributed to a larger collaborative piece.

k Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI – 1999 – 2000

Taught expressive painting in English classes to enable students to create their own expressive interpretations of literary characters, as part of an arts integration program.





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