Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mary Pinto lives and works in Queens, NY. Her photograms and collages have been exhibited at Gallery 1/1, Hofstra University Museum and Culture Lab LIC, among other venues. 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 and 2021, she was awarded New Works grants 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.