Mary Pinto is an artist who grew up in Philedelphia and spend several years in Madrid, Spain. She received her M.F.A from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College (1999). Her work can be found in Microspace at the Cheryl McGinnis Gallery and Sheer Beauty at the Flushing Town Hall in New York, the Library of Congress, the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and numerous private collections. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. On her work:
"My work references early botanical and medical images, as well as contemporary scientific imaging such as x-rays and scans. The cameraless techniques I use, such as the photogram process, are associated with the early stages of photographic exploration and invention. It is this time of wonder at the possibilities of photography and an alternative way of recording the world that I want to recall."