Juan Pineda DC-based visual artist, whose distinct style is also characterized as urban-contemporary/street art. His connection to traditions resulted in unique mural work in Maryland and Washington, D.C. area since the mid 90's. He received the Proclamation Award from the City of Hyattsville for his mural entitled; "In Memory of Freddy". In addition to creating original work of art, he also specializes in restoration and preservation of public work. In 2005 & 2014, Pineda was recognized by the “The Washington Post” for restoring the last and only remaining outdoor Latino mural in the Nation's Capital entitled; "A People without Murals is a Demuralized People" -1977. In 2016, he partnered with Bethesda Arts & Entertainment and Arts Brookfield to embellish the Bethesda Metro Center. Pineda consults and volunteers with various causes that are related to art and culture. Pineda continues to create art in all mediums and categories including private and commercial.