Mary Pinto was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, lived for several years in Madrid, Spain and currently resides in Queens, NY. She studied photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and received her M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 1999. She has had exhibits both in Europe and the U.S. and was included in a widely-collected portfolio of emerging artists through Artists’ Space in 2001. She has been awarded residency fellowships at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Artists' Enclave at I-Park. Most recently, Mary participated in the exhibit "Ancient Echoes in Contemporary Printmaking" at the Hofstra University Museum. Her work can be found in the Library of Congress, the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and numerous private collections.