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Silvia Poloto



Born and raised in Brazil, lives and works in the US


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

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2012 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Triton Museum Exhibition Rosa Louca dos Ventos, Clara, CA
2012 Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
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
Observations, 1212 Gallery, Burlingame, 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 ( solo)
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
2004/03/01 Gallery 494, Palo Alto, CA (solo)
2004/03 Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005/04/03 SPUR Salon, Woodside, CA (solo)
2003 International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
Gallery 555 - Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
2004/03/02 Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
2003/02/01/00 HANG Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2003/02/01/00 Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
2002/01/00 Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 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)


Chosen to represent Brazil in the 8th International Symposium of Modern Art, Carei, Romania, 2006
Chosen to represent Brazil in the Fifth International Art Symposium in Russalka, Bulgaria, 2005.
Nominated for the 2005 Eureka Fellowship Program for Visual Artists, a project from the Fleishhacker Foundation.
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 Museum of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 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.


Over 50 corporate and institutional collections in the US and more than 800 collections around the world.

Other Professional Experience

1996 to 1999 - Instructor’s Assistant, Sculpture Department, City College, San Francisco, CA
1997 - Welder at 3-D Studio Living, Oakland, CA
1996 - Instructor, Mixed Media, ASUC (Art Studio University of California), Berkeley, CA
1986-1991- Electronics Engineer in the Teleprocessing Department of Elebra Data Communications Ltda, São Paulo, Brazil.


American Art Collector, Alcove Books, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Hearts in San Francisco, published by Hearts in San Francisco, 2006
Encyclopedia Iberamericana de Artistas Contemporáneos, 2004
Catalina Magazine, February 2004
Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea Catalog, 2003
Art of Northern California, Alcove Books, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook Section, September 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


Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Museum of Art Artist’s Gallery, Seattle, WA
Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA
Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
Etra Fine Art, Miami, FL
Cancio Contemporary Miami / New York ( conceptual works )
Fairmount Gallery, Dallas, TX


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