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Caio Fonseca (born 1959) is an American artist most known for his lyrical, abstract works of art. In New York, Fonseca grew up in a true artistic family as his father was a sculptor and his mother an artist. A talented musician, Fonseca, is fascinated by the relationship between tone and form, which he explores in his paintings and works on paper. Deeply tied to these roots, Fonseca left his formal education at 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 has split his time between his two studios in Pietrasanta and downtown Manhattan.


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.

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