Caio Fonseca

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Caio Fonseca
Born 1959

Caio Fonseca (born 1959) is an American painter.

Life and Work[edit]

Fonseca was born in New York City to a family of artists. He was raised in the West Village where his father, Gonzalo Fonseca, a Uruguayan sculptor, kept a stone-working studio.[1] His older brother Bruno Fonseca (1958–1994), was a well known contemporary artist.

Fonseca decided not to pursue a college degree in order to practice his craft. He spent 15 years painting in Europe and South America; among his training, the artist spent five years under the guidance of Augusto Torres prior to debuting in the United States.[2] The artist spent several years in Pietrasanta, Italy, as well as Paris, France, in order to learn more about abstract art. After years of training, Fonseca exhibited in New York for the first time in Charles Cowles's SoHo space in 1993.[3]

His paintings have been acquired by public and private collections in Europe and the United States, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. and the Museum of Modern Art[4]

He was the 2004 artist-in-residence at the Music@Menlo chamber music festival in Menlo Park, California.

The artist currently works in his studio in the East Village in New York City.

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

Year Gallery/Museum Location
2012 Paul Kasmin Gallery New York, NY
2011 Tayloe Piggott Gallery Jackson Hole, WY
2010 Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
2010 Victoria Munroe Fine Arts Boston, MA
2009 Ben Brown Fine Arts London, England
2007 Paul Kasmin Gallery New York, NY
2004 Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, DC
2004 Paul Kasmin Gallery New York, NY
2003 Institut Valenciá de Arte Modern (IVAM) Valencia, Spain
2003 David Floria Gallery Aspen, CO
2003 Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle, WA
2002 John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
2002 Paul Kasmin Gallery New York, NY
2000 Greenberg Van Doren Gallery St. Louis, MO
1999 Robert Miller Gallery New York, NY
1999 University Art Gallery University of California at San Diego, CA
1999 Duke University Museum of Art Durham, NC
1996 Knoedler & Co. New York, NY
1994 Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1991 Galeria Anna Ricart Barcelona, Spain
1985 Villa D’elatre Lucca, Italy

Selected Press[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Indrisek, Scott (January 2012). "Caio Fonseca". Art + Auction. 
  2. ^ Ibid
  3. ^ Ibid
  4. ^ "MoMA The Collection - Caio Fonseca (American, born 1959)".