Silvia Poloto, ‘Hard Candy F’, Exhibit by Aberson

Silvia Poloto's Hard Candy F is a brown, black, and white contemporary abstract mixed media painting on panel that measures 60 x 5 and is priced at $2,100.

Brazilian-born Silvia Poloto is an accomplished artist working in a range of visual disciplines. She is known for her lively abstract canvases and mixed-media sculptures. Recognized for her dynamic compositions and color sensibility, Poloto exploits a vibrant visual vocabulary of boldness and subtlety. Her deftly handled juxtapositions unfold in rich, textured hues and expressive gesture. The result is a body of work characterized by equal amounts of surprise, playfulness and provocation. Her aesthetic choices engage the viewer on a visceral level.
Poloto has worked in a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, painting and video. Elements of each of these media find their home in her current work.

M.B.A. in Administration with specialization in Marketing Resources, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil

B. S. Electrical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions:

2014
Solo Exhibition, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK

Solo Exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition, A New Leaf Gallery, Sonoma, CA

2013
Eterno, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Silvia Poloto & Gustavo Rivera, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012
Rosa Louca dos Ventos, solo show at the Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Solo Exhibition, Julie Nestor Gallery, Park City, UT

Solo Exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland , OR

Sin & Redemption, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibition, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

Group Exhibition, New Leaf Gallery, Sonoma, CA

Silvia Poloto & Michael Kessler, Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2011
Lecture and Solo Exhibition at Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
Solo Exhibition at Bryant St Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Solo Exhibition at Caffe Museo at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition at Qatar Visual Art Center, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Solo Exhibition at Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK

2010
Solo Exhibition at Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
Two-Person Exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
International Exhibition at Zervas Art Gallery, Patras, Greece
6th International Symposium of Painting, patras, Greece
Four Squared Exhibition at Arc Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
'Las Expresiones' - celebrating latino artists of the Bay Area, Novato, CA
AAF NYC Julie Nester Gallery, New York City, NY

2009
International Exhibition at Foresight Gallery, Amman, Jordan
AAF NYC Julie Nester Gallery, New York City, NY
AAF NYC Cancio Contemporary, New York City, NY
Diversos, Group Exhibition at the Brazilian Embassy, San Francisco
Residency program at Gozo Contemporary, Gozo, Malta
First International Art Symposium, Amman, Jordan

2008
Absence / Presence - Solo Exhibit at 415 Gallery 49 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
3Contemporary Latin Artists at Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Butters Gallery Artists at Seattle Arts Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
Chicago International Art Fair with Ogilvie Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
Exonome Exhibition at the Mexican Embassy, San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibition at Dezart One Gallery, Palm Springs, CA Group Exhibition at Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
East & West - 5 Women Artists at Dar Al Landa Gallery, Amman, Jordan
Mediterranean Biennial Exhibition at Trogir Municipal Museum and Palace Milesi, Split, Croatia

2007
Summer Introductions at Seattle Arts Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
AAF NYC with Cancio Contemporary, New York City, NY
AAF NYC with 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)
Aris Garoufalidis Connecting Art Exhibition Ptolemaida, Greece

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
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)
Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2003
International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, ItalyGallery 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, CABerkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

1999
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (solo)

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