Tony Longson

Arts & Letters
Art / animation


Tony Longson is a visual artist who makes three-dimensional constructions which explore aspects of the way we see.

Born in England, he was one of just a handful of European artists in the early 70s to use computers, to organize the visual components of his work. Shortly after, he also used computer technology to build these constructions.

In 1980 Longson was awarded a UK/USA Bicentennial Arts Fellowships, and was Artist in Residence at the Jet PropulsionLaboratory's computer graphics lab in Pasadena, California.

His work has been exhibited internationally, and is represented in several major collections, including the Arts Council of Great Britain, and the 
Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Holland.

Longson developed the first ever educational programs to teach the creative use of computers to artists and designers, establishing the animation program at CalState, Los Angeles, in the early 1980s.