Mara Galvão is an artist who was born and raised in Brazil. She lives in SF Bay Area with her family since 2000. Her work is an expression of her passion for the beautiful country where she was born. Her paintings reveal the raw, rustic, and natural elements present in the country, while also encompassing the rich, colorful and spontaneous cultural aspects of it. Mara's process is a combination of techniques she has learned in the US and from working closely with some well-known artists in Brazil. She incorporates pigments, coffee grounds, marble dust along with acrylic, oil, ink, and other mediums into the canvas. She is always learning and expanding her experiences by exploring the materials she uses on her works. Mara has been showing her paintings in the US, Brazil, England, Spain, and Japan.
Mixing mediums, textures, pigments, organics elements, etc
EDUCATION: 1979 Objetivo College - Goiania Brazil 1997 Organizacoes Jaime Camara, Brazil 1998 Private Study - Lucy Beralda, Brazil Private Study - Vania Ferro, Brazil Private Study - Cleia Costa, Brazil 1999 Private Study - Espaco das Artes, Brazil 1999 Private Study - Dilma A., Brazil 2007 Private Study - Martha Castillo, Palo Alto, CA, USA 2011 Private Study - Mira White, Richmond, CA, USA
EXHIBITIONS SOLO 2019 Fourth Street Fine Art, Berkeley, CA, USA 2009 James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, USA 1999 Espaco das Artes Gallery, Brazil GROUP 2018 Fourth Street Fine Art, Berkeley, CA, USA 2011 Embler Beitler Gallery, Miami, FL, USA 2010 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, USA 2009 James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, USA 2009 Fourth Street Fine Art, Berkeley, CA, USA 2008 A-Forest Gallery, New York, NY, USA 2008 The Lenox Gallery, Fulham, London, England 2003 Exquisite Art Gallery, Monterrey, CA, USA 2001 Albany Art Gallery, Albany, CA, USA 1999 Espaco das Artes Gallery, Brazil 1999 Epoca Decoracoes, Brazil 1998 Lobby San Francisco Hospital, Brazil 1997 Organizacoes Jaime Camara, Brazil