Tony Rickaby studied at Portsmouth College of Art and St.Martin’s School of Art and then worked with the Archigram and Light/Sound Workshop groups.
His textual works dealing with the relationship between art, popular culture and politics were seen in such exhibitions as Radical Attitudes to the Gallery, Art For Society and Art From the British Left.
His conceptual works, installations and paintings, looking at such issues as ideological and political power and urban survival, were shown throughout Europe and the US, including solo exhibitions at Franklin Furnace and Printed Matter in New York, at Central Space and the Standpoint Gallery in London and Colette in Paris and such group exhibitions as East International and Whitechapel Open.
He has also produced animations, visual poems and writings for websites such Drunken Boat, Locus Novus, London Poetry Systems and Streecake.
In 2015 his exhibitions included Pop Living, Schwartz Gallery, London, Journeys, Jewish Museum, London, Poetry in Visual, Aveiro Museum, Portugal and Talking with Deptford, part of the Deptford X Festival, London.