Venantius J Pinto

Venantius J Pinto - Designer

New York, NY, United States

“Layering” is a metaphor for encapsulating fragments and wholes that convey power, compassion, and the memory of time & culture.

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Overview

Venantius J Pinto, graduate of Pratt Institute, is a 7th Dan in Shodō. From 1992–97, he was an Adjunct Professor at FIT. His art appeared in Kyoto Journal, two academic books, and is showcased in An Illustrated Life. In 2016 he won Pirene’s Journal cover art; and created art for FreedomCon (NAACP / NYCHA). Aani and the Tree Huggers was on Smithsonian magazine’s Most Notable Book List. He was Artist-in-Residence at Nagasawa Art Park Japanese Woodblock Printmaking. Until Nov 2017, he has painted sixteen murals in Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia. His drawing surfaces range from painting bodies to paper, and mica. He worked at various agencies, including OgilvyOne and OgilvyInteractive for many years. He has illustrated the cover of the upcoming book on poetry, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, by Diane Frank.

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Poetry
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Design
Music
Philosophy
Religion & Spirituality
Travel

Awards

  • 4th Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize. 2013
  • Mayor of Hiroshima Award at Bridge ’92 in Japan
  • Step-by-Step Graphics Cover Contest. 1991
  • Siggraph Art Show ’89
  • Artist-in-Residence at Nagasawa Art Park Japanese Woodblock Printmaking. 2005.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Pirene's Fountain, Volume 9 Issue 17

Pirene's Fountain's tradition of excellence in writing and thought continues in this special double-feature edition. Features, interviews, reviews, and brilliant works of poetry are brought together to inspire and nurture the creative spirit. The voices in Pirene's Fountain create a meaningful and lasting dialogue for all lovers of exceptional poetry and writing. This special "Silk and Spice" ... read more

Pirene's Fountain's tradition of excellence in writing and thought continues in this special double-feature edition. Features, interviews, reviews, and brilliant works of poetry are brought together to inspire and nurture the creative spirit. The voices in Pirene's Fountain create a meaningful and lasting dialogue for all lovers of exceptional poetry and writing. This special "Silk and Spice" ... read more

An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers

Danny Gregory

Find Insight and Inspiration for Your Creative LifeAn artist's journal is packed with sketches and captions; some rough, some polished. The margins sometimes spill over with hurriedly scrawled shopping lists and phone numbers. The cover may be travel-worn and the pages warped from watercolors. Open the book, and raw creativity seeps from each color and line. The intimacy and freedom on its pag... read more

Find Insight and Inspiration for Your Creative LifeAn artist's journal is packed with sketches and captions; some rough, some polished. The margins sometimes spill over with hurriedly scrawled shopping lists and phone numbers. The cover may be travel-worn and the pages warped from watercolors. Open the book, and raw creativity seeps from each color and line. The intimacy and freedom on its pag... read more

Aani and the Tree Huggers

Jeannine Atkins

Based on true events in India in the 1970s, young Aani and the other women in her village defend their forest from developers by wrapping their arms around the trees, making it impossible to cut them down.

Based on true events in India in the 1970s, young Aani and the other women in her village defend their forest from developers by wrapping their arms around the trees, making it impossible to cut them down.

2: Sources of Indian Traditions: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (Introduction to Asian Civilizations)

For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to to... read more

For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to to... read more

Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines: Poems by Diane Frank

Diane Frank

"In this new and startling collection, Diane Frank’s poems transcend not just genres but entire dimensions. When she speaks to J.S. Bach, she really means it and when Bach speaks back, she listens — entirely — the way certain moths perceive sound via their whole body, even their wings. How is this accomplished? It will seem to come through the poems themselves — their music, tonal qualities an... read more

"In this new and startling collection, Diane Frank’s poems transcend not just genres but entire dimensions. When she speaks to J.S. Bach, she really means it and when Bach speaks back, she listens — entirely — the way certain moths perceive sound via their whole body, even their wings. How is this accomplished? It will seem to come through the poems themselves — their music, tonal qualities an... read more

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