Ron Zito - Denver, CO

Currently I'm inspired to paint the ever-changing cityscape of Denver, a city that is slowly losing its western identity. I paint what I know most intimately: the scene right outside my studio window. In contrast, I'm also drawn to the sparse plains of eastern Colorado, with their mixture of use and abuse. In my work in contemporary realism I try to capture the meaning of the Latin phrase, finitum capax infiniti, -- the finite is capable of the infinite -- which means that there is no access to the infinite except through the finite.

Education: B. A., English, Northern Arizona University.

Awards and Honors: Merit Award, 2015 Governor's Show; 1st Place, Oil Painting, 2009 Lone Tree Art Exhibition; Mastery of Media Award, 2008 Summer Art Market, Denver; Best in Show, 2007 Lone Tree Art Exhibition; 1st Place Fine Art, 2003 Crested Butte Festival of the Arts; Honorable Mention, 2003 Pastel Journal "Pastel 100"; Purchase Award, 2003 Englewood Arts National Fine Art Exhibition; Best Pastel Painting, 2002 Fall Art Festival, Glenwood Springs; People's Choice Award, 2000 Artists of Colorado V; 1st Place Pastels, 2000 Artists of Colorado V; Holbein Award, 2000 National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.

Selected Publications: Beauty Amidst the Madness, 2013; The Waking, 2009, CD cover art for St. Martin's Chamber Choir; A Glimpse of Heaven, 2000, CD cover art for St. Martin's Chamber Choir; 2003 Pastel Journal "Pastel 100".

Selected Exhibitions: Governor's Art Show, Loveland Museum; Art & Soul, Space Gallery, Denver; Salon du Musée, Gallery 1261, Denver; Art & Soul, McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver; 3-Man Show with Leo Franco & Frederic Pichon, Spark Gallery, Denver; A Portrait of the Artist, Loveland Museum; 20th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival; "The Eternal Landscape" Invitational, Remmi Fine Art, Denver; "The Wide Open Spaces," Joan Hanley Gallery, La Veta, CO; Englewood Arts National Art Show, Museum of Outdoor Arts; Lone Tree Art Exhibition; Holy Moly: Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art, Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver.

Selected Collections: City of Castle Rock, CO; many private collections in the U.S. and Norway.

Representation: Whitney-Evans, Denver, CO.