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Name  Silvia Poloto

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Education  University of Sao Paulo, Fundacao Getulio Vargas

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Silvia Poloto is an artist who was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and immigrated to San Francisco, California, in 1992. She was educated at the University of São Paulo, where she earned a B.S. in electrical engineering. She earned her M.B.A. at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Getulio Vargas Foundation) in São Paulo. From 1996-1999, she worked as an instructor's assistant in the Sculpture Department, City College of San Francisco. During that period, she also worked as a welder at 3D Studios in Oakland and an art instructor in mixed media at the Associated Students of the University of California Art Studio at the University of California, Berkeley.


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She works in a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, and painting, and she also creates video art. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including the United Arab Emirates, France, Spain, Italy, Singapore, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and China, among others. In the San Francisco Bay Area, her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Italian American Museum, and the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, where she was an artist-in-residence in 2001. Poloto's work has been acquired by more than 50 institutional and corporate collections around the US and by more than 800 private collectors around the world.

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  • Summer Introductions at Seattle Arts Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • East/West at Etra Fine Arts, Miami, FL (two-person)
  • Silvia Poloto Solo at Fairmount Gallery, TX (solo)
  • Introduction Show at Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2006

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  • 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
  • Observations, 1212 Gallery, Burlingame, CA (solo)
  • 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 (solo)
  • New Work, Stanford University, Betchel International Center, Stanford, CA
  • Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
  • 1212 Gallery, Burlingame, CA
  • Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
  • BIG: Group Show curated by Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Gallery 494, Palo Alto, CA (solo)
  • Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003

  • Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
  • Gallery 555 - Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
  • HANG Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
  • Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2002

  • Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Gallery img, Sunnyvale, CA ( solo)
  • 2001

  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor Residency Program, San Francisco, CA (solo)
  • 2000

  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
  • 1999

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

    Silvia Poloto Wikipedia