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SAVIO is a Contemporary Latin American artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She grew up in an Italian family listening to classical music, going to the Colon Theater Opera House and studying classical ballet. She won her first art award at the age of 7 years old, entering a contest for the Continental Drawing S… Read More
SAVIO is a Contemporary Latin American artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She grew up in an Italian family listening to classical music, going to the Colon Theater Opera House and studying classical ballet. She won her first art award at the age of 7 years old, entering a contest for the Continental Drawing School via correspondence. She then showed up at the Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens to participate in an outdoor Plein Air competition at the age of 14- and forgot her brushes! In a panic, she improvised and painted with her fingers, taking the First Place Award. Her next recognition came from the Eduardo Sivori Museum for a colorful depiction of a dancer in oil pastels. A professional dancer herself, she continued to paint in the dressing rooms of all the major theaters in Buenos Aires, the South American Paris. Her first solo show would be in honor of the dancers she had admired at the Colon Theater when a tragic airplane accident took the lives of the entire company. SAVIO specializes in depicting forms in movement through vibrant colors.
SAVIO's dance career took her north from the stages of the most renowned theatres of Argentina: El Nacional, Maipo, Astros, San Martin, and Cervantes. She toured throughout Latin America with many of the members from "Tango Argentino." She also played the part of 'Kitty Katz,' one of Bob Fosse's leggy dancers in "Chicago: The Musical." She became a choreographer in Mexico City working for Televisa's Univision network.

SAVIO came to California and fell in love with the scenery and the warm climate, from the streets of San Francisco to the theme parks in Los Angeles. She started exhibiting her art at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. The Consul of Argentina asked her to inaugurate the new Consulate in Los Angeles, receiving special recognition from long time L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley.

Warner Brothers Films selected SAVIO's art work to be featured in the movie "Grumpier Old Men," starring Ann Margret, who is shown 'painting' SAVIO's artwork in the film, and Darryl Hannah. Film director Howard Deutch acquired one of SAVIO's paintings from the movie for his art collection. She also created the artwork for the Los Angeles Tango Festival held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This led to SAVIO being commissioned by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Recreation to create the poster for "Tango Magic!" at the Hollywood Bowl, where L.A. Philarmonic conductor John Mauceri acquired a SAVIO painting for his art collection also.

SAVIO has had many art gallery showings throughout the Southland, such as the Spring Street Gallery, FAD Gallery, Fine Art Gallery, the Long Beach Museum of Arts, the Jonathan Club, Gordon Gallery, Studio Gallery, Argentine American Cultural Foundation, Music Cinema Art, Master Gallery and Self-Help Graphics. SAVIO's art has travelled to New York City's Art EXPO and the Lt. Governor's Ball in Toronto, Canada. Her work was exhibited in "Made in California: 1900- 2000" and "Wet Paint" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (currently available through LACMA's Art Sales and Rental Gallery.)

She has been featured in publications such as American Artist's second edition as a featured contemporary artist as well as the California Art Review. SAVIO was also commissioned to paint a colorful mural of dancers leaping through the air for the California State University at Los Angeles.

SAVIO created set designs for the John Burroughs High School Instrumental Music Association's "Carmina Burana," under the musical direction of Tom Whaley. This won her acclaim from the Vietnam Veterans Association and a civic award from the City of Burbank for her representation of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial "The Wall." Read Less
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SAVIO at Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Wet Paint" in Beverly Hills

Contemporary Latin-American artist SAVIO was invited by the Museum Art Council to participate in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Wet Paint" event in Beverly Hills on October 22nd, 2006. There were 50 artists affilliated with the mus… Read More
SAVIO at Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Wet Paint" in Beverly Hills

Contemporary Latin-American artist SAVIO was invited by the Museum Art Council to participate in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Wet Paint" event in Beverly Hills on October 22nd, 2006. There were 50 artists affilliated with the museum's Art Sales & Rental Gallery painting live and selling their artwork produced that day to benefit the LACMA museum. LACMA Museum Art Council's Wendy Kelman, Chairman of the Art Sales and Rental Gallery Corporate Committee won the "Quick Draw" raffle and selected SAVIO's entry titled "Beverly Hills", an 11" x 14" acryic on canvas Architectural Art painting valued at $1,000 for her residence.
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SAVIO's American Society of Interior Designers Industry Partner Open Studio 6/25

SAVIO recently exhibited at the prestigious Pasadena House of Design 2005 event (with elements of design obviously creeping into her work in this new series.) The new show debuts at one of the artist?s popular open studio events on … Read More
SAVIO's American Society of Interior Designers Industry Partner Open Studio 6/25

SAVIO recently exhibited at the prestigious Pasadena House of Design 2005 event (with elements of design obviously creeping into her work in this new series.) The new show debuts at one of the artist?s popular open studio events on Saturday, June 25th with a wine reception from 7 to 10 P.M. SAVIO Studio is located at 1465 E. Mountain St. in the historical northeast Pasadena heights area at the Hill St. exit off the 210 Freeway, north of Caltech University and Pasadena City College. Call (626) 791- 7046 to R.S.V.P.

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