Viviane Silvera was born in Hong Kong and was raised in both Hong Kong and Brazil before moving to New York City at the age of fifteen. After earning her BA from Tufts University, Viviane returned to New York City where she received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. While in art school she received numerous awards and scholarships including the Chaim Gross Scholarship, the Valerie Delacorte Scholarship and the Harriet Whitney Frishmuth travel award. She has been the recipient of grants from the Vermont Studio Center and the Newington-Cropsey Foundation. Viviane has exhibited extensively with 511 Gallery since 2005 in New York City and Lake Placid where she has had several solo exhibitions. She has also exhibited at the Museo de la Cuidad-Mexico, the Albright Knox Gallery and the Dahesh Museum. Viviane’s work can be seen in the Clinton Presidential Center art collection in Little Rock, AR, The Tullman Collection at Flashpoint Media Academy in Chicago IL, and in Vanderbilt University’s outdoor bronze sculpture collection in Nashville, TN. Her work is included in many private collections and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, Time Out New York, The NY Press, American Artist and Sculpture Review magazines as well as in various catalogs and papers. She is on the faculty of the 92nd Street Y School of The Arts and The National Academy School of Fine Arts and is on the board of the Artists’ Alliance.