Anthony Pontius received his M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Kansas in 2004 and has taught extensively at the Des Moines Art Center, the University of Kansas, the Lawrence Arts Center and the Herron School of Art and Design.

Pontius creates via a variety of mediums (mostly oils on wood panel and graphite on paper) to create his beautifully apocalyptic landscapes that bring to mind the unearthly works of the great Hieronymus Bosch. Infused with a dark whimsy all his own, Pontius’ narratives bring to mind the dark fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. His work is infused with a spirit that is hard to pinpoint, a sort of underlying frentic energy created via his intense layering technique. Beneath the smog defused glow lies a ghostly underworld not that far removed from our own, although in Anthony’s world, there is no happily ever after.

Pontius’ work has been exhibited at many galleries, universities and venues nationwide.

Current and Previous Works by Anthony Pontius

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  • “emilio”

    (2010)
    $3,500
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    Oil on Panel
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • the caped cobra and his merry band of riders
  • “An Injury Sustained”

    (2008)
    $1,500
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    Oil on Panel
    5" × 5.5"
    13 × 14 cm

    Show:

    • Art Dorks Collective Group Show
  • “The Magic, The Apparatus And The Splendor”

    (2008)
    $1,700
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    Oil on Panel
    7" × 8"
    18 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • Art Dorks Collective Group Show