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Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mary Pinto lived for 15 years in Spain before settling in New York City. Her photograms and collages have been exhibited at Smack Mellon, Hofstra University Museum, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and St. Thomas Aquinas College, among other venues in the New York area, and she is represented by Gallery 1/1, based in San Francisco. Mary has been awarded residency fellowships at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Artists’ Enclave at I-Park in Connecticut. In 2017, her work was featured in ArtSpace magazine's "Five of the Best Artworks from Photo L.A.". She has curated several exhibits, most recently a permanent installation of the work of 19 artists at the Fortune Society through Art Connects New York. In 2019, she was awarded a New Works grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. She received her M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 1999.