BIOGRAPHY

Born in San Francisco, California, Patrick Dintino grew up in Sunnyvale, in the south bay area. During the time of his youth the region was covered with cherry and apricot orchards, which were soon replaced by business parks with the advent of the ‘Silcon Valley’ tech boom. He went to college in San Diego earning a BA degree in Industrial Arts from San Diego State University, and co-founded Artists in Motion art collective, a group of artists who created funk-art fashion, sculpture and furniture out of reclaimed materials. He also formed a band called ‘Naked Earth,’ 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(CCA) 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 (Oakland/San Francisco, CA).

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
May
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
'Diverge/Convene', group show of contemporary mixed media

April
Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
'The Contemporaries', group show of contemporary painters

2016
Sept
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Solo Show of Spectrum paintings and collage entitled 'Voyeur'

2015
Jan
Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, NY
Two person show with Laurent Chehere

2014
Sept
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Solo Show of Spectrum paintings and collage entitled 'Speed of Light'

June
Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show 'California Dreamin'

2013
Dec
SF General Hospital Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Heart Sculpture exhibited for Auction at SF Giant's Ballpark

2012
Sept
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
‘Euphoria’ Solo show of Spectrum paintings and collage

Feb
Tonic Artspace, Bridgehampton NY
Bonic Tonic Group Show

2011
June
Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton NY
‘The Big Show’

April
The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
Group Show and Auction

2010
Aug
Galerie Lausberg, Toronto, CN
Group Show of Spectrum paintings

Jun
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
‘Leisure Quest’ Solo show of Spectrum paintings and collage

Feb
Top Flight Projects, New York, NY
Patrick Dintino & Don Porcella

2009
Oct
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Young Associates Exhibition

Aug
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
‘Word’, Group show curated by Daniele Steel

Mar
Arts4BonacTonic, Hamptons, NY
Group exhibition of art collective participants

2008
Nov
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
'Future of Abstraction' Group Show

Jun
Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Solo show of latest Spectrum Paintings

March
Arts4BonacTonic, Hamptons, NY
Group exhibition of art collective participants

Feb
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
‘Endangered Species’ Solo show of Spectrum paintings

2007
Jan
Bridge Artfair Miami, Miami Beach FL
International Art Exposition with Andrea Schwartz Gallery

2006
Jun
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
‘Two Feet Up’ summer group show with Jorge Santos and others

2005
Nov
Operation: Bend Over, SOMARTS San Francisco, CA
Collaboration with choreographer Teena Diggs involving video installation

Apr
Drawing Club, New York, NY
Exhibition of drawings from art collective, Chelsea, NY

Feb
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Two person show of latest Spectrum paintings

2004
Oct
AAF New York, NY.
Annual art expo in New York

Jul
Bryant Place Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Solo show produced by Videology Productions

2003
MAY Gensler & Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Group show with Roy Tomlinson and Griff Williams among others

Jan
San Francisco International Art Expo with Michael Martin Gallery
San Francisco, CA.

2002
Oct
Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA..
Group Show with Rex Ray, Lynn Kirby and Henry Jackson entitled ‘Together’

2001
Oct
Big Pagoda, San Francisco, CA.
Solo painting show entitled ‘Between the Lines.’ Recent Spectrum Paintings

1998
Apr
Kristi Phippen Gallery, Modesto, CA.
‘Transcendental Landscapes’ two-person exhibition with Don Porcella of paintings, sculpture, mixed media and collaborations.

1990
May
Playschool Fashion and Performance Art Show, San Diego Sports Arena.
Created performance art as a founding member of Artists in Motion.

AWARDS

Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant • SFMOMA InSite (Seca) Award finalist • National Endowment for the Arts • Kenneth Price Scholarship • CCAC Scholarship

QUOTES

“...Dintino paints his canvases by hand, and that makes all the difference in the kind of pleasure we can take in Dintino’s work. It has an air of light ‘handled’ that we see too seldom in contemporary painting.”

Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle

“Very unusual and distinctive.”

Lawrence Rinder
Director, Berkeley Art Museum
Former Curator, Whitney Museum, New York.

“This is the strongest use of color I've seen in a long time."

Kara Walker
Artist (MacArthur Fellowship - Genius Grant)

EDUCATION

MFA California College of the Arts 2001
BFA California College of the Arts 1999
BA San Diego State University 1988

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Ritz Carlton Atlanta
ebay Inc.
Aspen Holdings Collection Bermuda
Las Vegas Convention Center
Juniper Collection
Neiman Marcus Inc.
Nordstrom Inc.
Bank of America Corporate Headquarters
Morita Hospital Japan
El Camino Hospital Silicon Valley
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016, MAY
Brettkelly, Jody. 'Transform and Renew with Art'. San Francisco Chronicle. Article featuring Alexandra Ray collection, San Francisco, CA. May 29, 2016

2015, FEB
Kail, Ellyn. “Laurent Chehere ‘Flying Houses’ and Patrick Dintino ‘Spectrum Paintings’.” Feature Shoot. Top ten event and happening in New York. Feb 9, 2015

2014, OCT
Dayel, Elvira M.. “Patrick Dintino - Speed of Light.” Review of solo show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2014, SEPT
Bamberger, Alan. “Andrea Schwartz Gallery: Patrick Dintino - Speed of Light.” Art Business.com. Review of solo show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Sept 3, 2014.

2014, JULY
Singer, Jenny. “We Heart New Public Art at Pier 39.” SF Weekly. Review of Patrick Dintino’s heart sculpture by Pier 39 in San Francisco. July 22, 2014.

2014, JULY
SFGate. “Coming straight from the heart at Pier 39.” San Francisco Chronicle. Article on the purchase of Patrick Dintino’s heart sculpture by Pier 39 in San Francisco. July 17, 2014.

2013, DEC
Turner, Monica. “San Francisco Arts: 15 increadibly Beautiful Heart Designs.” StarkInsider. Article on heart sculptures of San Francisco. Dec 11, 2013.

2012, SEPT
Baker, Kenneth. “Dintino changes stripes.” San Francisco Chronicle. Review of solo show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery entitled ‘Euphoria’. Sept 29, 2012.

2012, SEPT
Happenstand, Bay Area Arts. “Patrick Dintino, Euphoria.” Review of solo show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2012, SEPT
Medua, Maria; Bamberger, Alan. “Andrea Schwartz Gallery: Patrick Dintino - Euphoria.” Art Business.com. Review of solo show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2012, MAY
Saavedra, James. “An Artful Life.” Standard Magazine. Article on contemporary artists for collectors and designers. May 9, 2012. Pg 103.

2010, MAY
Turner, Cherie Louise. “Patrick Dintino.” Art Ltd Magazine. Patrick Dintino interviewed at his studio in El Cerrito, CA.

2010, JUN
Karas, Lauren. “Patrick Dintino: Leisure Quest.” SFStation. Review of solo show entitled ‘Leisure Quest’ at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Jun. 16, 2010.

2009, FEB
Porcella, Don. “Don Porcella in conversation with Patrick Dintino.” Culture Strike Magazine. Brooklyn based artist Don Porcella interviews Patrick Dintino. Feb 5, 2009.

2008, FEB
Baker, Kenneth. “Dintino at Schwartz.” San Francisco Chronicle. Review of solo show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery entitled ‘Endangered Species’. Feb. 9, 2008, pg E10.

2008, FEB
Art - San Francisco. “Andrea Schwartz Gallery/Patrick Dintino.” Review of solo show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery entitled ‘Endangered Species’.

2008, JAN
Nicholaou, Libby. “Patrick Dintino.” Libby’s Niche. Review of solo show entitled ‘Endangered Species’ at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2008, JAN
Fecal Face. “Patrick Dintino.” Review of solo show entitled ‘Endangered Species’ at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2008, JAN
Art Slant. “Patrick Dintino, Endangered Species.” Review of solo show at Andrea Schwartz Gallery entitled ‘Endangered Species’.

2008, JUN
Casa Magazine. “Patrick Dintino’s Full Spectrum.” Review of solo show entitled ‘Full Spectrum’ at ARTAMO Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.

2007, DEC
Porcella, Don. “Patrick Dintino, Spectrum Painting.” Catalog of spectrum paintings published by Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SPECTRUM PAINTINGS

Composed of broad, blended bands of color, the intermeshed lines in Dintino’s paintings produce a plethora of shades, tones and hues that embark the viewer upon a delightful journey of discovery. Upon first glance we are drawn immediately towards the bolder, sharper contrasts through Patrick’s subtle choice of hue and line. Complexities arise for the viewer as the eye, captured by this stark disparity, then attempts to “read” the painting from left to right, as is our programmed inclination. The varying thickness of line-some ample, others slender-both speeds up and slows down the eye, creating an undulating sense of movement within the work as we take a second, more measured look. As we re-read, the bolder lines are then even more richly realized in context. Yet the complex play between aesthetic and metaphor is crucial to Dintino’s work. He explores a fresh understanding of how we make meaning through ordering our experiences. Through his prismatic brush, Dintino’s vision imagines an abstract “spectrum” of a particular experience. In Excavation: Tel Dor, 2002, we are thrust into an archaeological dig. Earthy hues contemplate the dust and labor of the artist’s experience. The elaborate interaction of color emotes the artist’s sensations. By re-ordering and encoding this impression, Dintino formulates his feelings of the event in an autobiographical fashion that exposes the viewer to an alternate way of seeing. A new communication has been forged between artist and audience, as the latter is compelled to speak a new language in order to decode and reconstruct Dintino’s experience. Now fluent, the audience is then enabled to see spectrums in the everyday. This calls to the importance of Dintino’s work; his spectrums reveal the enigmatic interplay of seeing and meaning-making. Colin Stewart