Artist Tony Maridakis (b. August 15, 1961) received a Post-Baccalaureate degree with Distinction in Visual Arts from UC Berkeley Extension in 2010, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. At SFAI, Tony studied with renowned photographers, Linda Connor, Henry Wessel, John Priola, Debra Bloomfield, Reagan Louie and Sean McFarland. He has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including: La Maison des Remparts in Saignon, France; Contact in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Modern Book Gallery, the Jewish Contemporary Museum, Thoreau Gallery, and RayKo Gallery in San Francisco; and Scope International Contemporary Art Show in Miami Beach.
Tony’s work is inspired by his fascination with nature and its phenomena. Through the use of long exposure photography he reveals aspects of the world not seen by the naked eye. Tony produces images that are visually engaging yet tranquil. The subtleties of his images belie an almost musical complexity that opens as the images are more completely contemplated. The images set in motion a dialog exploring everyday phenomenon over the vastness of time and space.
Tony currently lives and works in San Francisco and has dual Greek and US Citizenship.