Environmental artist Jody Pinto studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts before earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1973. She taught at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1980-1983 and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts beginning in 1978.
Pinto’s site-specific public works span the globe, from Israel to New York to Spokane, Washington. She has won numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and has been featured in the 1979 Whitney Biennial and the 1980 Venice Biennale. Her work is included in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and P.S.1 in Long Island City, New York. Pinto’s visit to Island Press was generously supported in part by the Women’s Society of Washington University in St. Louis.