Tony Ameneiro studied art at the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education in Sydney from 1978 to 1981. He is an artist-printmaker, working within his drawing practice across the areas of intaglio, lithography, relief printmaking and monotype.
He began exhibiting professionally in 1981 and has shown his work regularly in both solo and group shows since.
Tony Ameneiro was the winner of the National 2007 Fremantle Print Award, and was also twice chosen by the Print Council of Australia as their commissioned print artist. A three time finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of NSW (2003 06 & 2012) he was represented in 2005 at the Biennale Jogja VIII in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and more recently selected in the 2014 International Print Biennale in the UK.
His work has been collected by several major institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, The Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery, The Art Gallery of South Australia and the State Library of Victoria
Regional collections include Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Geelong Gallery, City of Fremantle, John Curtin University, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Wollongong City Gallery, University of Wollongong and the University of South Australia.
International collections include The British Museum London UK, National Museum of Wales, UK University of Miami, USA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Also various private collections within Australia and overseas.