About Clara Fialho

Artist Statement
"My work is intended to take the viewer away from the world of thought. Most of the time it is process oriented, sometimes containing elements from dreams. It reveals universal forms, which are believed to be innately present in every human being. I feel the need to show these elements in order to bring them about. They are often the product of a personal disenchantment with the material world around me."
                               ~ Clara Fialho

Education:
2006 B.F.A., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Solo Exhibitions:
2013 Solo Exhibition. Tria Gallery. New York, NY.
2009 I Love Love. Bridgette Mayer Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
2008 The Intolerable White Sun. Merge Gallery. New York, NY.
2007 Under the Open Sky. Merge Gallery. New York, NY.

Two-Person Exhibitions:
2011  Clara Fialho and Kuzana Ogg. Tria Gallery. New York, NY.
2008  The Life We Live and the One We Have Forgotten. Bridgette Mayer Gallery.
         Philadelphia, PA.
2007  Clara Fialho and James Sheehan, Merge Gallery. New York, NY.
2006  Be Here When the Machine Stops (with Zoe McCloskey): Arthur A. Houghton,
         Jr. Gallery. New York, NY

Group Exhibitions:
2013  Tria Summer Cocktail. Tria Gallery. New York, NY.
2013  Benefit for Ready, Willing and Able. Bridgette Mayer Gallery.
         Philadelphia, PA.
2013  The Solo Project Art Fair. George and Jorgen Gallery.
         Basel, Switzerland.
2013  Group Show. Mark Gallery. Englewood, NJ.
2013  Kips Bay Decorator Show House, with Andrew Suvalsky Designs.
         New York, NY.
2012  Prophetic Drawing. George and Jorgen Gallery. London, UK.
2012  Tria Summer Cocktail. Tria Gallery. New York, NY.
2011  Benefit Auction for LaGuardia High School, curated by Milton
         Glaser. Vincent Astor Gallery at the Library of Performing
         Arts at Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
2011  Affordable Art Fair, Tria Gallery, New York, NY.
2011  Art In Boxes, AG Gallery. Brooklyn, NY,
2010  The Young and the Restless, Part 3, The Brother Kenneth
         Chapman Gallery, Iona College. New Rochelle, NY.
2010  Annual Benefit Auction & Exhibition. Dieu Donne. New York, NY.
2010  Group Show. Bid Gallery 597. New Rochelle, NY.
2010  Group Show. Bronfman Center Gallery at NYU. New York, NY.
2010  Fall '10, with D&A, The Chelsea Museum of Art, New York, NY.
2010  Fall '10, with D&A, The Starrett Lehigh Building, New York
2010  Suspension of Disbelief, Hudson Guild Gallery, New York, NY.
2010  Emerged, Gallery at the Theatre for the New City, New York, NY.
2009  Aqua Art Miami Fair. Michael Rosenthal Gallery. Miami, FL.
2009  Winter Group Show. Michael Rosenthal Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
2009  The Young and The Restless: Part II, Michael Steinberg Gallery,
          New York, NY.
2009  The Young and The Restless, Gordon Parks Gallery. New Rochelle, NY.
2008  Medium Rare, Gallery The. Brooklyn, NY.
2008  Group Show. Bridgette Mayer Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
2008  Group Show. Pickled Art Centre. Beijing. China.
2008  Un Vagon Hermoso. Canal Chapter NYC. New York, NY.
2008  Red Dot Fair, Park South Hotel, Bridgette Mayer Gallery. New York,
2008  Red Dot Fair, Park South Hotel, Merge Gallery. New York, NY.
2007  Graciela Cassel, Clara Fialho, and Priscilla Stadler.
         ArtHome Gallery. Long Island City, NY.
2007  Per Square Foot., Dieu Donne Papermill Gallery. New York, NY.
2007  6 @ 30, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. Queens, NY.
2006  Habitat 7, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY.
2006  Works on Paper. Flux Factory, Queens, NY.
2006  Artexpo NY, Jacob Javits Center, Mama Gallery. New York, NY.
2005  Amigo Punk, I UDC/Cineclube Araguaia Short Film Festival,
         Foz do Iguacu, PR. Brazil.
2005  Amigo Punk, Cinema at the MST Settlements, Cineclube Araguaia,
        Cascavel, PR. Brazil.
2005  II Exposiao Mundial Coletiva de Tema Livre, Espaco Conves, Niteroi,
         Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2005  Water Media Exhibition, Cooper Union, New York, NY.
2003  End of the Year Exhibition, Westside Gallery, New York. NY.
2001  A Bite of the Big Apple, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.

Press:
Tondro, Trevor. "Best Dressed," The New York Times, May 9, 2013.
Neagu, Simina. "Prophetic Diagrams Review, South London Art Map Magazine,
Issue 17, January 8, 2013.
Plitt, Allison. "Illustrating the Subconscious". Times Ledger. June 30 - July 6, 2010.
Sawyers, Harry. New York Spaces Magazine Cover. December, 2010.
Weintraub, Max. "On Suspension Of Disbelief At Hudson Guild Gallery, New York,"
Saatchi Online Magazine. February 2010.
M.O., Gabriela. "Mundo Escola", Revista 360°, September 24, 2009.
Hammer, Andrea K. "Visions of Hope," The Bulletin, February 25, 2009.
Hall, Edith. "Fanciful Paintings in Brilliant Colors," The Inquirer, February 22, 2009.
Fallon, Roberta. "Beautiful Dreamer," http://fallonandrosof.blogspot.com/
February 14, 2009.
Rice, Robin. "Visual Art: Cover Story," Philadelphia City Paper, January 14, 2009.
Honigman, Ana Finel. "Clara Fialho." The Young and the Restless Exhibition Catalog.
February 2009.
Corwin, William. "P.O.P. Beijing/New York." May 2008.
Avila, Tatiana. "Programa MultiBrasil," June 9, 2007. SPT-TV
Costa, Ivaldo. "Clara Fialho," The Brasilians, June, 2007.
Winterton, Danielle. "Six Artists on the Rise Get Showcase in Flushing," Times Ledger,
April 5, 2007.
Manley, Jennifer. "Caught In the Art," Queens Chronicle, March 29, 2007.
Lyons, Jessica. "Local Talent: Flushing Town Hall exhibits six area artists,"
The Queens Courier, March 22, 2007.
NYArts Magazine. Annual Catalog. Volume 11 no 11/12
Lio, Carolina. "Clara Fialho," NYArts Magazine, July/August 2006.
Artale, Alessandra. "I vincitori del concorso artistico {Segreti...}," La Nuova Venezia,
Feb. 22, 2006.

Awards:
2007  Finalist, MTA Arts for Transit, Permanent Art Program. New York, NY
2006  First Prize Winner of Lu5a International Art Association "Segreti," Competition.
Venice, Italy.
2003  Full Tuition Scholarship to Cooper Union
2002  Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship Award (School of Visual Arts)
2001  Silver Key Winner of "A Bite of the Big Apple," Competition by the Brooklyn
Museum of Art and the Scholastic Art Awards.

 

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