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)

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:

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)
Silvia Poloto abstract artist

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.

While the Bay Area is her current home, her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, including United Arab Emirates, France, Spain, Jordania, Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and China among others.

In the Bay Area, her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Italian American Museum and the DeYoung Museum, where she was an artist-in-residence.
Poloto’s work has been acquired by more than 80 institutional and corporate collections around the US and by more than 900 private collectors around the world.

Awarded participation at the self-directed creative art residency program at GOZO Contemporary, Gozo, Malta, 2009

Chosen to represent Brazil in the First International Art Symposium and Exhibition, Amman, Jordan, 2009

Chosen to represent Brazil in the International Biennial " Mediterranean 2008 " Trogir, Croatia, 2008

Chosen to represent Brazil in the 4rd International Art Symposium and Exhibition in Cappadocia, Turkey, 2007

Chosen to represent Brazil in the 8th International Art Symposium of Modern Art and Exhibition, Carei, Romania.

Chosen to represent Brazil in the Fifth International Art Symposiumin Russalka, Bulgaria, 2005.

Awarded participation at Genie de La Bastille in Paris, France, 2005.

Nominated for the 2005 Eureka Fellowship Program for Visual Artists, a project from the Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA, 2004.

Chosen to represent Brazil in the First International Art Symposium in Dubai, UAE, 2004.

Received Honorable Mention Award at the First Santa Clara Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, sponsored by City of Santa Clara, May 2001.

Awarded Artist in Residence at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, August, 2001.

Winner of the USA Sculpture Contest promoted by the Foster City Arts and Culture Commitee, May 1998.

Awarded Best of Show at Northern California Juried Exhibition, Bolinas Museum, June 1997.

Received Merit Award at juried Exhibition at the Santa Cruz Art League, August 1997.

Winner of the Yefim Chekkis Memorial Award, San Francisco, CA. February 1997.

Chosen for the Permanent Public Exhibit at the Brazilian Embassy in Los Angeles, 1996.

Artwork for book cover authored by Jan Richman, winner of the 1994 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, 1995.

  • Studio Visit Volume 6, published by Open Studios Press, 2010
  • Studio Visit Volume 5, published by Open Studios Press, 2009
  • American Art Collector, published by Alcove Books, 2009
  • San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook Section, September 2008
  • Studio Visit Volume 4, published by Open Studios Press, 2008
  • American Art Collector, published by Alcove Books, 2008
  • American Art Collector, published by Alcove Books, 2007
  • American Art Collector, published by Alcove Books, 2006
  • Fort Mason Center Monthly, February 2006
  • Hearts in San Francisco, published by Hearts in San Francisco, 2004
  • American Art Collector, published by Alcove Books, 2004
  • Enciclopedia de Artistas Iberamericanos, 2004
  • Catalina Magazine, February 2004
  • Dubai International Art Symposium Catalog, 2004
  • San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook Section, September 2003
  • Bienalle Internazionale Dell Arte Contemporanea Catalog, 2003
  • Art of Northern California, Alcove Books, 2003
  • Artful Interiors - A Journey into the Homes and Lives of Artists by Laurie Dickson, 2003
  • Arts Monthly - San Francisco, February 2003
  • Sunset Magazine - Idea House, 2002
  • Fine Arts Magazine Fall/Winter 2001-2002
  • BrazilBest, November 2002
  • Palo Alto Weekly, September 2002
  • Design Within Reach Catalog 2002
  • Woman Made Gallery - Her Mark 2002 Calendar
  • Design Within Reach Catalog, 2001
  • Pottery Barn Catalog - Fall 2001
  • BANG! January 2001
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 2000
  • San Francisco Weekly, October 2000
  • BrazilBest, August 2000
  • Practical Welding Today, October 1999
  • San Francisco Examiner, Datebook Section, January 1998
  • News from Brazil, July 1996
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