Ron Mills-Pinyas (McMinnville, OR)
Ronald DeWitt Mills-Pinyas is a studio painter, a printmaker and a muralist. Represented in Barcelona and Amsterdam by Villa del Arte Galleries, Mills-Pinyas frequently shows at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, Oregon and Galeria EMAI in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. He is a tenured Professor of Art and Visual Culture at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Mills-Pinyas has major in-situ murals in the United States, three in Costa Rica and one in Mexico. In 2016 he completed a large cycle of murals at the School of the Integrated Arts in Santa Ana, Costa Rica (Escuela Municipal de Artes Integradas, EMAI). In 2012, Mills-Pinyas created murals for Oregon State University's Hallie Ford Center with support from the Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission. He has completed other major murals in Cuernavaca, Mexico; San Pedro, Costa Rica; San Ramón, Costa Rica and more at Linfield College in Oregon. Mills-Pinyas has won two Senior Fulbright Research Grants and residencies in Central America, as well as a Oregon Council for the Humanities grant. He was named a Edith Green Distinguished Professor of Art and Visual Culture in 1994. He has taught at the University of Costa Rica in San Pedro; Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; the University of Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Pitzer College in Claremont, California; Claremont Graduate University; and Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Married to María Isabel Pinyas-Mills, they have made their homes and studios in the Eola Hills in Oregon's wine country and in Arenys de Mar in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Ron has three sons and three grandchildren.