From Petroglyphs to contemporary images in cities, murals continue to tell the stories of people all over the world. They address the existential threat of climate change, struggles for justice, or the vitality of youth and neighborhoods. Murals are rooted in communities and anchored by the architecture they enhance.
My artistic trajectory began in the Bay Area community mural movement (1980-90s), then museum education (1990-2007) and teaching (2008-20); now back into neighborhoods. My artworks are in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, and the San Francisco Arts Commission, Alameda County Arts Commission, City of Oakland, and City of Berkeley public art collections.
I work in murals, public art, and photography. My people centered artistic practice was recognized with the Community-Engaged Practice Award from California College of the Arts in 2016, and by the City of Berkeley with a proclamation declaring May 12, 2015: Eduardo Pineda Day, for my commitment to sharing creativity, community arts, and education.
I look for a mix of imagination and learning. The past is also a starting point for my work. Research follows and then drawing. Human needs, multicultural history, and the immediate world animate a vision of a shared future. Then there is also observing and sketching people to capture gestures and postures as they go about their days and perhaps reveal eternal human natures.