Tony Venegas is an artist who lives and works in Venice, California. He was born in 1964 in Los Angeles from parents who both immigrated from Mexico. He would later attend the University of California, Berkeley where he majored in History and let's just say he hung out a lot in the art department. As a coxswain on the rowing team he would meet fellow artist and surfer Jimi Gleason. Post college he moved to the Mission district in San Francisco where he concentrated on mainly figurative or representational art. He would move back to Los Angeles in 1999 and soon after move to Venice Beach. Gleason, now in Los Angeles would recommend Venegas to assist Venice Painter, Ed Moses. While working with both Moses and Gleason, he began to explore the painting process by manipulating viscosity and creating abstract forms. He has continued to exhibit in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico and abroad for the last twenty years.