Born 1954, young Zingaro attended Swain School of Design and apprenticed in Cape Cod. At age 16, he traveled west, working as mural artist and sign writer. He opened a studio gallery in Madrid, New Mexico in 1975 and later in Santa Fe. In 2001 Zingaro began assisting the master enamellist Craig Ruwe. Ruwe passed away all to early in 2004, and asked Zingaro to carry on the enamel art medium.
Fulfilling the request of his mentor, Zingaro trained several of Ruwe’s heirs and then founded a production studio in Atlanta with his own protégé, Houston Llew. Zingaro maintains his private studio in Sierra County on the lower Rio Grande. He and his wife Wanda Joy enjoy collecting art, soaking in the local hot springs and gardening. Many flowers in Zingaro’s artworks begin in his garden.