Philadelphia, PA – Mauro received his M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia in 2004, and a Certificate in Painting from the Academy in 1999. Recent solo exhibits include Solo Series at the Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pa.; Border Crossing at Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia; Converge at Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; and Fleisher Challenge, at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Woodmere Art Museum, and Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York City, to name a few. He was awarded the Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2008.