Vincent Pinto began painting in New York City in 1975 after studying in Philadelphia. Urban subjects motivate most of his work. "The city is my home," he says. "I love the whole urban mix. The range of visual stimulation is enormous. The emotional range is likewise. What I want my art to do is intensify my experiences of the city, and then intensify the viewer’s recognition of this experience."
In August, 2012, he was among eight artists chosen for a new Visiting Artist program at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and is working on that historic 300 acre site.
Critic John Perrault first gave his paintings notice in the early 1980s, some of which can be found in the collections of First Boston Corporation, Lloyd's Bank International and Bank of New York, as well as private collections in New York and elsewhere.
Pinto was a director of The Artists Project, a public art effort funded by New York City that included painters Herman Cherry, Hunt Slonem, and Myron Heise, poet Bob Holman, the photographer Dawoud Bey, and many others. Pinto's work has been in numerous New York galleries over the years, including Barbara Gladstone, Forum, and Bernaducci, as well as Paul McCarron Fine Prints and Drawings, on Madison Avenue. He is a vice president and the secretary of The Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.
He attended Pratt Institute and the Philadelphia College of Art, where Biagio Pinto (no relation) was his first art teacher.
Photo by Sara Hepburn-Pinto
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