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Anthony Pinata

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Endless piano keys, 2014 Acrylic on Wood 14" X 14" X 2" © Anthony Pinata
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Random choices of surprise, 2014 Acrylic on Wood 6" X 6" X 3" © Anthony Pinata
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Circus portal, 2015 Acrylic on Wood 12" X 6" X 3" © Anthony Pinata
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Architectural construction, 2014 Acrylic on Wood 3' X 3' X 2" © Anthony Pinata
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The weight of choice, 2015 Acrylic on Wood 18" X 18" X 9" © Anthony Pinata
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Quick Facts
Schools
University of Connecticut, 2008, MA
University of Connecticut, 2006, MFA
UC Davis, 2004, BA
Statement

In high school I studied the basics of art with Oakland-based artist Charlie Milgrim and mostly followed the routine of the classroom assignments. I went on to earn a BA in studio art and Italian from UC Davis where I studied with artists Tom Bills, Mike Henderson, David Hollowell, and Gina Werfel. For graduate school, I went to the University of Connecticut and earned a MFA in printmaking and MA in Italian literature. 

My studio practice for the past couple of years has been primarily concerned with abstraction. I have been drawn to roadways, maps, and grids and have been generally fascinated with the order of such man-made systems, especially when on the grander scale. Several times I have driven across the United States and I have been captivated by the seemingly endless highways, where the lines can appear to drift into the horizon.

Ultimately I always find that the colors and forms present in my paintings are drawn from my immediate experience and environment.