tony gonzalez is an american architect living and working in the "city" of los angeles. his work investigates architecture’s precarious relationship with visual culture, media, "late-stage" capitalism, the sublimation of 'the state' into corporate controlled feudal territories, and [more broadly] the internet. realism, the picturesque, the baroque, the ready-made, cheapness and banality [or, maybe, what we used to call the generic] certainly also appear as major themes. put another way, his work is disciplined by an anxiety about the anxieties that discipline the discipline of architecture. that is to say, while some contemporary architecture practices seem to be revisiting the project of making architecture out of architecture, tony's work is concerned with making architecture about architecture. or, less frequently, making architecture about architecture. his work has been exhibited in des moines ia, rome it, venice it, detroit mi, and most recently, los angeles ca. tony has received a number of awards for his design work, and has worked on built [a/a]rchitectural projects in minnesota, iowa, and california. he received his m.arch with distinction from the university of michigan in 2017.