Born and raised in Brazil, Theo Pinto ’13 (environmental design) was drawn to MICA’s Environmental Design Department because, to him, it was the perfect blend of architectural design and fine arts.
“What really stood out to me was the sense of interdisciplinary freedom that I didn’t [see at] any other college,” Pinto explained.
Throughout his studies at MICA, Pinto has pushed himself to step out of his comfort zone and excel as a designer and artist, enrolling in classes that allow him to dabble in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, architecture, product design, graphic design, and painting.
Pinto’s efforts paid off when his work was selected to be displayed at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Starting this spring, his work will also be showcased in a yearlong solo exhibition at the Inter-American Development Bank’s gallery space in Washington, DC. Currently, his paintings are being represented by three galleries both nationally and internationally.
During his junior year, Pinto took a semester to study interior architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark, which he describes as the “best experience of my life.”