Caio Fonseca

Born in New York in 1959, Fonseca grew up in a true artistic family. His father, Gonzalo Fonseca, was an eminent Latin American sculptor, and his mother was also an artist. Deeply tied to these roots, Fonseca left his formal education from Brown University after his freshman year to study painting in Barcelona, Spain, under the artist Augusto Torres. During this period, Fonseca devoted himself to studying figurative painting until he moved in 1983 to Pietrasanta, Italy, which immediately captured his heart. Caio stayed there until 1989, honing his distinct abstract style. After two years in Paris, France, Fonseca returned to Manhattan, New York. Since 1993, Fonseca splits his time between his two studios in Pietrasanta and downtown Manhattan. Consequently, each work is titled either Pietrasanta or Fifth Street, in light of where he created the piece. Caio’s artworks are held in numerous important public and private collections including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art New York, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Smithsonian Institution, D.C; The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, D.C; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The North Caroline Museum of Art,  Raleigh, NC as well as many others.