Anthony Inswasty is born in New York, New York, on March 11, the son of Esther Gonzalez and
the youngest of three children.
Abuelita holding Anthony, 1990
Moves with family to Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Learns to draw and paint from his Mother, a watercolor artist.
Coloring with Mom, c. 1992
Begins kindergarden at Village Green Elementary School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Spends an hour after school each day at mom's office playing wih Microsoft Paint and an IBM electric typewriter.
Riding a bicycle, c. 1994
During a county-wide poster design contest promoting reading among elementary age students, an impromptu dog drawing by Inswasty leads to dozens of students commissioning similar dogs for their own posters. The dog drawings are disqualified from the contest by school board officials.
Makes his first photos with a 35mm Vivitar point and shoot camera gifted by his grandfather.
Gets his first skateboard from Sunrise Surfshop in the Treasure Coast Mall. Assists Village Green Elementary teachers with a classroom mural. Becomes fascinated with Pokemon cards.
Inswasty's brother, Ian, passes away at the age of 19. Begins middle school at Morningside Academy in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Takes a leadership class, where he learns live sound production. Builds his first kicker ramp and funbox to skate in the street outside his house.
Anthony skateboarding, c. 2001
Starts filming skateboarding and short sketches with borrowed video cameras. Makes first stickers on an inkjet printer.
Buys a Sony Digital 8 camera for making skate videos. Begins learning Adobe Photoshop CS and Premiere Pro. Starts first DIY skate spot at an abandoned house foundation in a nearby neighborhood. Begins learning guitar with the help of music books and websites.
DIY in Port Saint Lucie, c. 2004
Begins 9th grade at St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port Saint Lucie. Starts shooting photos with his brother’s old Ricoh KR-5 Super II SLR camera.
Amphitheater Park, Fort Pierce, c. 2005
Releases first skate video, Civil’s Guilty By Association, with local homies. Sells his Dean Strat copy and buys a 2005 Epiphone Les Paul; replaces the rear pickup and hardware. Starts playing and writing music with the band that would later become The American Medical Association.
Stencils and hand-spray paints his first batch of skateboard decks; sells them at local parks and gives extras to friends. Studies black & white film photography and television production at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.
Photo Class, 2006
Rachel with Overhead Projector, Silver Gelatin Print, 2006
Begins buying and selling pro audio equipment on eBay and locally in South Florida. Restores and hand-paints his first vintage drum kit. Spends three months in New York City; works on a documentary about gentrification in Harlem.
Hutchinson Island, 2007
Anthony with camera, 2007
Accepts assistant producer position at local radio station WFLM The Flame in White City. Begins learning piano; buys a Rhoades MK V for $800 from a dealer in Fort Lauderdale.
Lola's Butt, Chromogenic Print, 2007
Graduates from St. Lucie West Centennial High School and is accepted to the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Receives Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship. Takes two classes at Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce before moving to Jacksonville at the end of the year.
IRCC Cafeteria, 2008
Begins studies at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Works part time at a local photo lab and starts Village Green Studios in his 2 bedroom apartment. Experiments with using acrylic paint on acrylic and vinyl papers. Takes position as promotions director at UNF's Osprey Radio.
Village Green Studios, 2010
Studies drawing with Emily Arthur, Jason John, and Kyle Keith. Takes position as producer and engineer at Centaflix Studios in Jacksonville’s Mandarin neighborhood. Designs his first website, an art page with a simple online shop.
Getting a haircut from mom, 2010
Produces the first mixtape to be released by The AMA, Where The Dolphins Play. Creates cover artwork featuring a recording space at Village Green Studios. Starts printing limited edition stickers on recycled paper. Produces first tracks for Sony Records.
Anthony at the first Studio A, 2011
Where The Dolphins Play, 2011
Moves Village Green Studios to a 1940s bungalow in Jacksonville’s Murray Hill neighborhood. Studies Portraiture, figure, and plein-air painting with Kyle Keith.
Jimmy Yah, 2011
Plein-air landscapes, 2011
Studies printmaking with Emily Arthur. Provides freelance photography services for realtors, banks and mortgage servicers in North Florida. Produces close to 300 songs for Florida recording artists.
New York City, 2012
Studies lithography and papermaking with John Hutcheson. Leads classroom demonstrations for introductory printmaking students. Reserves garden plot for papermaking students at UNF’s Ogier Gardens. Assists in setup of UNF digital print archives. Participates in a live woodblock printing event with Print Studio JAX at OneSpark 2014 in downtown Jacksonville. Produces a limited edition of hand-screen printed CDs for Jimmy Yah. Creates a woodblock print for "We Need the Ray Gun", a print exchange and show hosted by the UNF Print Guild and Print Studio Jax.
Cloning Deck, 2014
Graduates from the University of North Florida with bachelors degrees in Fine Art and Psychology. Moves to Albuquerque, New Mexico with partner, Rachel.
Greetings From Mars, Screenprinted Graduation Invitation on Post Card, 2014
Sandia Foothills, 2014
Creates the first of a series of photographic collages from National Geographic and Arizona Highways magazines.
Rachel With Camera, Petroglyphs, 2015
Arizona Highways, 2015
Opts against applying to Tamarind Institute at the advice of his mentor and Tamarind graduate John Hutcheson. Works as a farmhand at an organic farm in New Mexico. Makes his first iPhone drawings. Submits first graphic to Threadless. Spends several weekends in Durango, Colorado making landscape photographs before deciding to leave New Mexico.
Pigs, Skarsgard Farms, 2015
Spends the fall in Mendocino County. Makes studies for dozens of paintings before traveling east across the United States.
Golden Gate Bridge, 2015
Moves back to Florida. Experiments with first paintings on stretched vinyl.
Main Street Bridge, Jacksonville, 2016
Begins shooting Kennedy Space Center launches for NASA social media. Takes position as lab tech at Jiffy Photo in Fort Pierce. Starts producing soft goods exclusively through Threadless.
Ascent, OSIRIS-REx, 2016
Leads Treasure Coast Photography Center's Film Photography Workshop at Savannas Preserve State Park with Dick Robertson and Kris Haggblom. Receives certificate in Image & Video Processing from Duke University.
Anthony Inswasty, Paris, 2017
Mangroves on the St. Lucie River, 2017
Paints three Florida landscapes by commission for patrons. Completes first assignments for Indian River Magazine.
Indian River Lagoon, 2017.
Begins shooting photos freelance for local media outlets.
Anthony at an event in Sebastian, 2018.
Leatherback Sea Turtle, 2018.
Assists photographer Dick Robertson during a Treasure Coast Photography Center workshop on natural light portraiture.
Anthony at TCPC natural light workshop, 2018.
Inswasty's first daughter is born in February.
Self portrait study for Eve, 2019
Backus Boo Ball, 2019
Attends Tampa Pro in March, just before the first COVID-19 quarantine.
Tampa Pro, 2020
Covers Black Lives Matter protests for local media outlets.
BLM Protest, 2020
Moves his studio to St. Lucie West.