MFA Graduate Student Shows Work at Pentagon

News, Shows
Posted by baharak on 24th February 2014

Mark Pinto, a former Marine and current third-year graduate student in photography in SJSU’s Art and Art History Department, was recently selected in a nation-wide juried show from amongst military veteran artists. His work is featured in the first Veteran’s Art Show at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The exhibit opened on November 11, 2013, Veterans Day, and will run for a year—visible to the thousands of Pentagon employees as well as the public on the Pentagon tour. Pinto’s digital photograph titled “Homeless Joe” is part of a ten-picture series depicting the difficulties of veterans as they are reintegrated into society. Each photo uses the G.I. Joe action figures as a way of disarming the viewer and bringing them closer to the work. Visit Pinto’s website to learn more.

http://blogs.sjsu.edu/humanities-arts/2014/01/30/sjsu-mfa-student-takes-the-pentagon-by-art/