Diogo Pinheiro was born in Lisbon, Portugal and currently lives in Brampton, ON. He graduated from OCAD University and received a BFA in Drawing and Painting. He explores the idea that forms of "beauty" often go unnoticed. Beauty is conceptualized as balance and structure, shown through the simplification of geometric shapes and colour. Diogo uses public transit Architecture as the focus for his works with the purpose of portraying areas that are often overlooked or ignored due to the fast pace nature of urban environments. Placing these in a confined area such as a wood panel makes it a focus for the viewer to emerge themselves into. Diogo's work is on display at the Gladstone Hotel long term as part of the Art room exhibit. Most recently he was the artist in residence at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. Also his work is permanently part of the Google Canada Art Library Project. Diogo's work has been collected throughout Canada, Europe and the USA.