Roko’s story takes us from factory floors to gallery walls and being named Detroit’s Best Fine Artist four consecutive years running. His career began when he was pulled off the Ford assembly line to paint murals in an effort to boost plant morale. With exposure to industrial coatings, brilliant safety colors began to appear in his work becoming his unique, emotive voice. Tony has created commissioned works for Jay Leno, Lady Gaga, Ford Motor Company, and the Michigan Holocaust Museum and has since been selected to create a series of paintings to act as the new face of Atwater Brewery, bringing the Detroit company’s signature brews and spirits to 30 states and European markets.
Most recently, Tony has partnered with Wolverine Human Services to form the Art Foundation, a non-profit organization fostering creative minds for at-risk children.