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."
The art critic John Perrault was an early admirer of his paintings, 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. In the early 80s Pinto was a director of The Artists
Project, a public art effort funded by New York City that included artists
Herman Cherry, Joe Delaney, Cynthia Mailman and Myron Heise. 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 attended Pratt Institute and the Philadelphia College of Art, where Biagio
Pinto (no relation) was his first art teacher. Pinto belongs to The
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors and New
York Artists Equity.
Broome Street Gallery, September 2008