Donated by Andrea Schwartz Gallery


oil on canvas over panel

24” x 24”

Retail Value: $3,500

Minimum Bid: $1,225


PURCHASE: $1,225


Born in San Francisco, Patrick Dintino grew up in the south bay area. Once covered with cherry and apricot orchards, the region was transformed by business parks during the advent of the ‘Silcon Valley’ tech boom. As technology blossomed with the first personal computers he was drawn to the immediacy of traditional materials like paintbrush and canvas. He first went to college at San Diego State University earning a BA degree in Industrial Arts while studying Environmental Design with architect Eugene Rey. Shortly after graduation he co-founded Artists in Motion art collective, who created funk-art fashion, sculpture and furniture out of reclaimed materials. As his interest in environmentalism grew he formed a band called ‘Naked Earth,’ dedicated to spreading earth consciousness through lyrics and events, and handled the art direction for Ecodisc Records.


He moved back to the Bay Area and earned a Masters of Fine Art degree at the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC, now California College of the Arts) in San Francisco and Oakland in 2001. Dintino was invited as a guest artist to work with Sol LeWitt to create “Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective” at SFMOMA. Since this time he’s been a finalist for SFMOMA’s SECA emerging artist award, a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant recipient, and participated in a group show called ‘The Future of Abstraction’ at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York. He currently teaches painting at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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