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TONIA CALDERON (BORN JULY 12, 1987) IS A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST AND DESIGNER OF MEXICAN, DUTCH, CHINESE AND INDONESIAN DECENT. BASED IN LOS ANGELES, SHE GAINED NOTORIETY EARLY IN HER CAREER, AT THE AGE OF 18, WITH HER COLLECTION, “ICONS”, HAND-PAINTED WORKS OF ICONIC MUSICAL FIGURES DELICATELY OVERLAPPED WITH HAND-PAINTED LYRICS.

HER FIRST MUSEUM SHOW WAS DISPLAYED AT THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. MUCH OF THAT COLLECTION IS ON DISPLAY IN RECORDING STUDIOS ACROSS THE COUNTRY INCLUDING INTERSCOPE, EPIC, ROC NATION, AND DEF JAM WHILE INDIVIDUAL COLLECTORS INCLUDE ALICIA KEYS, DR. DRE, SEAN COMBS, SHAQUILLE O’NEIL, JIMMY IOVINE, AND LADY GAGA (SEE FULL COLLECTORS LIST BELOW).

MORE RECENTLY, HER “PARALLEL LINES” SERIES (2013) WAS FEATURED IN THE JORDAN COLLECTION FOR NIKE BRAND AND INCLUDES COMMISSIONED MURALS IN LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, MIAMI, AND PARIS. HER “THE MOON” SERIES (2016), CURATED BY TOOWEE KAO, DEBUTED AT SOZE GALLERY IN LOS ANGELES, FOLLOWING SHOWS FROM NOTABLE ARTISTS RETNA, MISS VAN, CLEON PETERSON, AND ZIO ZIEGLER.

CURRENTLY, TONIA’S WORK IS SHOWCASED AT THE AFENI SHAKUR MUSEUM IN ATLANTA, CURATED BY THE LATE AFENI SHAKUR, MOTHER OF TUPAC SHAKUR, AND THE MOCA, CLEVELAND, IN A COLLECTION CURATED BY JACQUES D. EVANS

IN ADDITION TO HER WORK AS A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST, TONIA HAS DEVOTED CONSIDERABLE TIME TO INTERIOR DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, AND CUSTOM FURNITURE DESIGN, MOST RECENTLY FOR THE JAMES HARDEN ESTATE. SHE IS CURRENTLY WORKING OUT OF HER STUDIO AND GALLERY IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AND EXPANDING HER BUSINESS TO PHOENIX, AZ WHERE SHE WILL BE OPENING THE HARLOW FRANCES CONTEMPORARY GALLERY AND PRIVATE INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM HARLOW FRANCES, NAMED FOR HER NIECE.

NOTABLE COLLECTORS

ALICIA KEYS, SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS, SHAQUILLE O’NEIL, ROBERT KARDASHIAN, RITA ORA, MUSIQ SOULCHILD, AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE, MIKE MUNCHAK, EVA LONGORIA, TOO SHORT, BOW WOW, FUTURE, USHER, TRICKY STEWART, THE DREAM, POLOW DA DON, TYRESE, JIMMY IOVINE LUDACRIS, DR. DRE, SEAN GARRETT, ANDREW YOUNG JR., KERI HILSON, VIVICA FOX, BORIS DIAW, THE GAME, MIKE BIBBY, AL HORFORD, TONY PARKER, LUPE FIASCO, DRAYA MICHELE, ORLANDO SCANDRICK, RUSSELL SIMMONS, SWIZZ BEATS AND LADY GAGA.