Tony Roko is gaining recognition as one of the nation’s most innovative artists. His recent accomplishments include commissioned pieces for Lady Gaga and Jay Leno, as well as a commission for Ford Motor Company’s Centennial celebration of the Assembly Line. Tony has been featured in Ford Motor Company’s international “Go Further” ad campaign and is currently working with PBS on a documentary of his unique story. His work is also displayed in the permanent collection of Michigan’s Holocaust Memorial Center and he has been voted “Best Fine Artist” of Detroit by HOUR Media.
A native Detroiter, Roko often incorporates repurposed industrial and architectural materials that reflect the plight of the Motor City. “I find inspiration in the balance between creating art and preserving the innate history of salvaged materials,” he says, “these variables force a fresh perspective for each new piece, while ensuring my personal growth as an artist.” Roko’s works are technically masterful, bold, and executed with captivating emotion.