Live Sessions

Published on May 10th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby


Live Session with painter/artist Tonia Calderon

Tonia Calderon (@ToniaCalderonis an amazing painter who is breaking new ground in the art world. Calderon is a Mexican-Dutch-Indonesian painter and designer based in Los Angeles. She is best known for known for her music inspired “Black&Gold” series; paintings of icons with lyrics written through hand painted images. She has created pieces for many music industry art collectors including Alicia Keys, Dr. Dre, Sean “Diddy” Combs and many more.


Her work is featured at the Tupac Afeni Shakur Museum in Atlanta, Georgia and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in San Francisco, CA. You can also find her artwork hanging on the walls of top recording studios including Interscope, Epic and Def Jam.

Tune in below to our “Live Session” conversation with Tonia who’s taken on interpreting real Hip Hop and its five pillars in new and impactful ways that touch even the most creative in our community!

Stay tuned for an extended video piece by The Hype Magazine Virtual Reality team as they take you through Tonia’s Glendale studio for an exclusive look into this creative mind…coming soon!!!

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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