Antonio earned his BFA in painting at Creighton University in 2001 and an MFA in photography at East Carolina University in
2005. Antonio has been teaching photography courses at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL since 2005. His first notable
body of work, Near the Egress, grabbed the attention of Houston Fotofest 2010 reviewers for its non-conventional use of modern tintype photography and stop-motion video. Years later, Antonio presented his cagefighting series, How to Hug and Other Sublimations of Men, to reviewers and collectors at the PhotoNOLA 2016, and again, received praise for pushing the boundaries of post-production photographic techniques. His work has been exhibited at Blue Sky Gallery and KlompChing Gallery, and published in PDN and Diffusion magazines.