Fernando Pintado


My work borders on the exhaustion between the personal and the universal. Unfinished and failed works are collaged and recycled into new ones through the use of economical materials dragging the epic down to the realm of heroic ordinariness. Music, poetry, theater, literature and mythology is rummaged and crashed through finding references that can allude, adapt, and bend into parallel personal experiences within a single frame. 

Fernando Pintado (b. 1982, San Juan, PR) lives and works in New York, NY. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at Turn Gallery, New York, NY (2020); No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH (2018); La Productora, San Juan, PR (2015); Chemi Room, San Juan, PR (2012); Roberto Paradise, San Juan, PR (2011); and Galería Comercial, San Juan, PR (2007, 2006). Notable group exhibitions have been presented at Below Grand Gallery, New York, NY (2020); Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (2018); Embajada, San Juan, PR (2019); Fresh Window Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2017); Josh Lilley Gallery, London (2012); Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011); Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, Guatemala (2010); Residencies include The Vermont Studio Center (2015); Pintado has been the recipient of the Charles G. Shaw Award Saul Lyons Memorial Scholarship, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY (2013); and the Arnaldo Roche Foundation Award for Painting, San Juan, PR (2002). His work is in notable collections, including the Peggy Cooper Cafritz Collection, Washington, D.C.; Donald Baechler Collection, New York, NY; and the César and Mima Reyes Collection, San Juan, PR.

Salad Days, Silkscreen ink, fabric collage and oil stick on canvas, 73 x 56 inches, 2021