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Silvia Poloto - Bio

Education

M.B.A. Business Administration , Getulio Vargas Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil
B. S. Electrical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

  • 2007 Summer Introductions at Seattle Arts Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
    AAF NYC | Cancio Contemporary and Julie Nester Gallery, New York City, NY
    East/West at Etra Fine Arts, Miami, FL (two-person)
    Silvia Poloto Solo at Fairmount Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)
    New Discoveries at Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
    4th International Art Symposium and Exhibition, Cappadocia, Turkey
    Exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT (two-person)

  • 2006 Optic Collisons at Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, CA (solo)
    Paprika: paintings, assemblages and submarine vessels at Spur Projects,Portola Valley, CA (solo)
    Connecting Cultures at the United Nations, New York City, NY
    Crush, at Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA ( two-person)
    8th International Art Symposim of Modern Art and Exhibition, Carei, Romania
    FlowArt Fair at Miami Art Basel, Miami,FL
    Group Show at Espace Europia, Paris, France
    Dialogue - Connecting Art at Vlassis Gallery, Greece
    Red Sky - Connecting Art at Galerie 13 bis Contemporain, Saint Pierre, La Reunion

  • 2005 Bulgaria International Art Symposium and Exhibition, Russalka, Bulgaria
    Hong Kong International Biennial , Hong Kong, Republic of China
    Genie de La Bastille Invitational, Paris, France
    La Muestra International de Arte, Venado Tuerto, Argentina
    Women?s Work Now, 555 California St, San Francisco, CA
    SPUR Salon, Woodside, CA (solo)

  • 2004 Dubai International Art Symposium and Exhibition, Dubai, UAE
    Hearts in San Francisco Installation Project, San Francisco, CA
    Unresolved Poloto in Soho, sponsored by SPUR, New York City, NY
    New Work Stanford University, Betchel International Center, Stanford, CA
    Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
    1212 Gallery, Burlingame, CA
    Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
    Gallery 494, Palo Alto, CA (solo)
    Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2003 Gallery 494, Palo Alto, CA (solo)
    Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    SPUR Salon, Woodside, CA (solo)
    International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
    Gallery 555 - Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
    Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

  • 2002 Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
    HANG Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
    Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
    Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Gallery img, Sunnyvale, CA ( solo)

  • 2001 Gallery 494, Palo Alto, CA (solo)
    HANG Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
    Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
    Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    California Palace of the Legion of Honor Residency Program, San Francisco, CA (solo)

  • 2000 HANG Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
    Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
    Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
    Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

  • 1999 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (solo)

Awards

  • 2006 Chosen to represent Brazil in the 8th International Symposium of Modern Art, Carei, Romania
  • 2005 Chosen to represent Brazil in the Fifth International Art Symposium in Russalka, Bulgaria
  • Nominated for the 2005 Eureka Fellowship Program for Visual Artists, a project from the Fleishhacker Foundation.
  • 2004 Chosen to represent Brazil in the First International Art Symposium in Dubai, UAE
  • 2001 Received Honorable Mention Award at the First Santa Clara Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, sponsored by City of Santa Clara. May
    Awarded artist in residence at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor
  • 1998 Winner of the USA Sculpture Contest promoted by the Foster City Arts and Culture Commitee
  • 1997 Awarded Best of Show at Northern California Juried Exhibition, Bolinas Museum
  • Received Merit Award at juried Exhibition at the Santa Cruz Art League
    Winner of the Yefim Chekkis Memorial Award, San Francisco, CA
  • 1996 Chosen for the Permanent Public Exhibit at the Brazilian Embassy in Los Angeles

Collections

  • Over 80 corporate and institutional collections in the US and more than 900 collections around the world.

Other Professional Experience

  • 1996 to 1999 Instructor?s Assistant , Sculpture Department, City College, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997Welder at 3-D Studio Living, Oakland, CA
  • 1996 Instructor, Mixed Media, ASUC (Art Studio University of California), Berkeley, CA
  • 1996 to 1991 Electronics Engineer in the Teleprocessing Department of Elebra Data Communications Ltda, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Publications

  • 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 American Art Collector, Alcove Books
  • 2006 Hearts in San Francisco, published by Hearts in San Francisco
  • 2004 Enciclopedia Iberamericana de Artistas Contempor?eos
    Catalina Magazine
  • 2003 Biennale Internazionale Dell Arte Contemporanea Catalog
    Art of Northern California, Alcove Books
    San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook Section
    Artful Interiors ? A Journey into the Homes and Lives of Artists by Laurie Dickson
    Arts Monthly- San Francisco
  • 2003 2001 Fine Arts Magazine Fall/Winter
  • 2002 Sunset Magazine ? Idea House
    BrazilBest, November
    Palo Alto Weekly, September
    Arts Monthly- San Francisco
    Design Within Reach Catalog
    Woman Made Gallery ? Her Mark 2002 Calendar
  • 2001 Design Within Reach Catalog
    Pottery Barn Catalog ? Fall
    BANG! January
    BrazilBest, November
  • 2000 San Francisco Bay Guardian, June
    San Francisco Weekly, October
    BrazilBest, August
  • 1999 Practical Welding Today, October
  • 1998 San Francisco Examiner, Datebook Section, January
  • 1996 News from Brazil, July
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