Bio: Holding on to imagination....
I am a self taught abstract painter, and a physician. My love for the visual arts started with collage making earlier in my life, and then later I began to paint. Each of my paintings a has context and a meaning. My work is generally inspired by an emotion or subject, and then I move to express my reaction in the abstract. I really try to emote using colors and forms. I write about all of my pieces, as I believe each one of them represents a story I am telling. I really strive to see the connection between my emotional view point and my art. Some of my earlier work with collages focused around race and ethnicity, and I am planning to incorporate this more into my future work. My life and work as a physician is seen in my work, though not always directly. My paintings are often about sickness, recovery, loss and triumph, as these themes comprise of a large part of my daily life. - Ako Jacintho
Brown University, Sc.B
University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD degree
University of CA, San Francisco Medical Center, Medical Residency