Monday, September 26, 2011



Seattle – Seattle University is pleased to announce the selection of Carolina Silva as the second Seattle University Visual Artist in Residence (SUVAIR) for 2011. The appointment is for six months beginning July 05, 2011 and ending January 01, 2012, for this unique institutional residency.

Carolina Silva

Carolina Silva is a seasoned international artist, collected by important private collections and major institutions around the world. A Fulbright Scholar from Spain she received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. She also attended the Artist Research Program at the Center for Contemporary Art, in Kitakyushu, Japan. Carolina brings to Seattle University a breadth of international exhibiting experience to share with students and faculty.

Carolina’s work uses drawing, sculpture, and installation bring to light the secrets and the unspeakable in surreal tableau’s and images, that takes the ordinary into the fantastic.

SUVAIR Program

The SUVAIR was formed to facilitate research and support for artists in their creative process. This program is designed to foster a unique environment for artists and students from which new ideas emerge that can change the way we all see the world. The residency will provide artists with the valuable resources of time and space for open-ended investigation, experimentation and collaboration. The program gives artists the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own practice. This freedom sparks collaborations that promote new approaches to arts education, foster community building and provide a catalyst for social change.

The SUVAIR creates a forum for dialogue between the public and the artist in residence through artist talks, a projects studio, open studio time, and other forms of public programming and materials. The residency is housed within the Seattle University campus with full access to the university library and facilities. The residency studio and offices are housed within two recently renovated buildings that once housed a streetcar turn-house. The Seattle University Fine Arts buildings are within the vibrant and bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The selection of Carolina Silva was conducted by a four person panel including: Robin Held, Frye Museums Curator; Jessica Powers, Hedreen Gallery Co-Curator; Dr. Ken Allan, Seattle University Assistant Professor of Art History; and Francisco Guerrero, Seattle University Associate Professor of Visual Art and SUVAIR Director.

Art Talk:

Silva will present her work from the past eight years, discussing the process and production of her art-work which includes installation, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics.

September 28th @ 6pm

Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University


Silva will present work created during her SUVAIR residency.

On View: Jan 9 – Feb 24

Opening Reception January 12th @ 5-8pm

Exhibition Talk January 25th @ 5pm

Vachon Gallery, Seattle University

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