Pietro Adamo was born in Toronto, Canada in 1955. He enrolled in the Fine Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. After graduation he took a position teaching art at the Chaminade College School in Toronto. While there he helped establish a strong visual arts department, one which saw many of his students go on to become prominent architects, designers, illustrators and fine artists. During his two decades of teaching Adamo continued to paint, and in that time executed several private and public commissions of his work.

The paintings of Adamo are a celebration of the artists’ admiration for the “unpredictable and inexhaustible record of life”. He abandons the conventional renderings of geometric forms through his textured surfaces and rough contours.

Pietro Adamo is an abstract modern artist who draws influence from artists of all periods and from the world around him. Travel is an important source of inspiration, especially trips to Italy, his ancestral homeland. During these extended stays Adamo is able to explore monumental art and architecture as well as the small details of the rural landscape.

Pietro Adamo’s career as an artist has been a journey of continuous exploration and growth. His paintings on paper and canvas have a constant audience. He has also released a highly successful series of hand pulled prints and posters. Today his works can be found in galleries throughout Canada, Europe and the USA.

Artist’s Statement

The enduring relevance of painting in the face of ever-changing technology is indeed a phenomenon. It draws an audience, and has a following even as the threat of A.I. looms large. Do not bet against it. Painting has been declared “dead” as a medium for so many and so often that one might consider it a futile pursuit. Perhaps the directness of painting with all of its flawed primitive nature and simplicity makes humans yearn for more of it. It is a very human act. A mark on canvas is akin to a primal scream. It beckons to be heeded and aches for a response.

I don’ t recall a time in my life when I didn’t paint. Art is in my family’s DNA. Art is in the Adamo signature.

I have spent the better part of more than half a century exploring, developing, analyzing, refining, and destroying everything I have learned just to start the process over again The relentless pursuit of imperfection. For it is in the flaws and the unresolved that one finds interest, intrigue and mystery. A piece is never truly finished.

A hanging piece is simply a current state of affairs.


Acrylic on Canvas 40″ x 72″


Acrylic on Canvas 60″ x 48″


Acrylic on Canvas 48″ x 36″ SOLD


Acrylic on Canvas 60″ x 48″

No Echo

Acrylic on Canvas 40″ x 72″


Acrylic on Canvas 60″ x 40″