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Silvia Poloto

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Silvia Poloto, born in Brazil and based in San Francisco, is a contemporary, abstract artist. She works with a variety of mediums -- photography, sculpture, video and paint — and strives to incorporate elements of each practice into her primary medium of painting.

Her abstract compositions are layered with geometric shapes, lines and text, and her large, sweeping brush strokes in vibrant colors add dynamism and depth. She keeps the viewer engaged in the process through the many layers and unexpected and non-linear design.  

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. In the San Francisco Bay Area, her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, the Italian American Museum San Francisco and the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco where she was an artist-in-residence in 2001.