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Lives and Works in Brazil    

Born in Meina, 1935 (Italy), of a Brazilian mother and Italian father, lives in Brazil since 1945, Brazilian by option. Started in painting with Yolando Mohaíyi (1950) and Karl Platter (1953), in engraving with Livio Abramo (1954). In 1956, she was a scholar of Ingrain Merrill Foundation (1956), and at Columbia University New York (1957-1958). In 1960, she became a member of the metal engraving workshop at The Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, with Johnny Friedlaender and founded the "Estudio Gravura', with Livio Abramo, where they worked in Sao Paulo until 1964. AWARDS 1999 -The 1st International Spring Annual, Art Addiction /Palazzo Correr, Venice Italy, Gold Medal; 1997 - 42nd Edition Prize for National Visual Arts, Engraving, Santista Foundation, Brazil; 1979 - Art Crifids Association, Critics' Grand Prix, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1971 - Museum of Modem Art in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Award Engraving (id. 1987); 1969 - VIII International Biennial of Engraving, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, Acquisition; 1968 - XXIII Fine Arts Exhibit of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Grand Prix; 1967 - V Paris Biennial, France, Theodoran Engraving Award; 1966 - VIII Modem Art Exhibit, Brasilia, Federal District, Best National Engraving; 1966 - VIll Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil, Best National Engraving; 1960 - IX Modem Art Exhibit, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silver Medal.

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2. Talia 5/20, 20x20 cm./ 8x8 in., woodcut, 1999
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Tempestade 18/20, 20x20 cm./ 8x8 in., woodcut, 1999
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Port Royal 5/20, 20x20 cm./ 8x8 in., woodcut, 1999
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She is represented in the collection of the Public Library, New York, Museum of Modem Art, New York, Vaticon Museum, Rome, Senate in Brasilia; Museum of Modem Art, Sao Paulo, Galerie SuchhoL,, Munich; Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, 8ezalel Museum, Jerusalem, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, National Museum of Art, Rio de Joneiro; Albertina, Vienna, in the Collections Rockefeller, Klabin, Maksoud, Niomar Bittencourt, Vera Lofer, José Mindlin.



Benezit; Universal Encyclopaedia of Art Seda; Delta Larousse and Abril Encyclopaedias; Julio Louzada Art Dictionary; CD-ROM "Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ibero-American Art 1900-1990", Cervantes Institute, Spain.


1999 -The 1st International Spring Annual, Art Addiction /Palazzo Correr, Venice Italy; 1998 - "Biennial Barro de America", Maracaibo, Venezuela e Sao Paulo, Brazil; "Graphic Thought', Imperial Court, Rio de Janeiro; "Brazilian Art Panorama Ir, Cacco Zanchi Kunstgalerij, Aalst, Belgique and Berlin, Germany; 1998-1997 - "Contemporary Brazilian Prints", University of Dallas, USA; 1997 -"The International Graphic Art Exhibition", Kanagawa, Japan; "17th Mini Print International", Cadaques, Spain; 1996 - "Bandeiras", MAC Art Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil; "4th Biennial of Graphic Art", Belgrad, Yugoslavia; 1995 - "The Hanga" - Kanagawa International Prints Festival, Yokohama, Japan (a selection of the 100 most important engravings of the latest 50 years); 1994 - "First Engraving Biennial", Brazil "Xylography", Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal; 1991-1993 -"Xyloengraving - from Cordel to Gallery", Cultural Center of Jolo Pessoa, Parailba, and The Sao Paulo Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1993 - "International Studio of Image Technologies", Unesco-SESC, Sao Paulo, Brazil (id.1996); "Ultramodern - The Art of Contemporary Brazil", The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA; 1992 - "Art Engraving in Brazil: A Proposal for Mapping", Banco do Brasil Cultural Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 1992-1991 - "Citizenship - 200 Years of the Declaration of Human Rights, itinerary Sao Paulo; 1990 - Woyage au Monde du Papier -Travers des Biennales Brasiliens, Grand Palais, Paris, France; "Engraving Exhibit, Curitiba, Parana, (id. 1992, 1995, 1997); 1986 – 11 Biennial of Havana, Cuba; 1975 - "Xylographies", (Transamazonic, China), Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro e Brasilia, Brazil; 1972 - "Engraving Triennial of Friedrikstaad", Norway (id. 1986, 1989); Cosme Velho Art Gallery, Sao Paulo; 1971 - "The World Engraving", The Graphic Work of the Latest 25 years, Nuremberg, Germany; "Xylographies", The Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modem Art (open studio); 1968 - 11 International Engraving Biennial", Krakow, Poland; 1967 - V Paris Biennial, France; 1966-1965 - "Xilo IV International", Geneva, Switzerland (id. 1969, 1970); 1965 - Museum of Modem Art, Mexico City, Mexico; 1964 - "XXXII International Biennial of Art in Venice", Italy (id. 1972); 1962 - "Ill Tokyo Biennial", Japan (id. 1972, 1974, 1988); 1961 - IV International Engraving Biennial", Ljubijana, Yugoslavia (id. 1963, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1995); 1960-1959 - Pan American Union, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., USA; 1958 - Roland de Anew Gallery, N.Y., USA; 1956 - "Prints and Monotypes", Museum of Modem Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1955 - III International Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil" (id. 1959, (1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1989); 1952 -Paulo Museum of Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil.



1998 - Curator and international Jury at Inter-Kontakt Graphic Print Triennial of Praha, Czech Republic; 1995 - "Xylographic Situations", Cuba building, G. Halbreich Construction Company, Sao Paulo, Brazil; "Elogio da Xilo' of Haroldo de Campos, poem illustrated, hand made edition; 1993 - Trophy "Ginete", SERASA, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1992 - Trophy "Interaction Award", Mercedes-Benz, Sao Paulo; 1990 - Mural in concrete, residence, Arch. Haron Cohen, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1989 - Curator at 22nd International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubijana, Slovene (id. 1995, 1997); Mural in concrete, residence, arch. M. Acayaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1985 - Music Trophy "ELDORADO", Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mural in concrete, residence, Arch. P. Lucio. Brito, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1984 - Theatre Trophy "PETESP", Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1983 - Stripes relief, project Dr. Tufy M. Assy, building in the city of Manaus, Amazone, Brazil; 1982 - Mural in concrete relief, residence, project Dr. Tufy M. Assy, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1977 - Member of the Art and Culture Council - Sao Paulo Biennial Foundation, Brazil (id. 1990).



1998 - Mural in concrete relief "Construction of the City of Sao Paulo", Subway Company of Sao Paulo - METRO, Jardim SAo Paulo Station, Brazil; 1997 -"Pages', engraved aluminium sculpture, State Archive, Sao Paulo, Brazil; "Passage Through Image", Art and Nature Project, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1996 - "Metempsychosis", 1st Brahma Reciclarte, Botany Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (id. 1998, Sao Paulo); 1992 - 'Angel", monument in stone and engraved bronze, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1991 - Ephemeral sculpture "EX", Public Park of Coc6, Fortafeza, Ceaffi, Brazil; 1989 - Mural 'Future Memory" in ground relief at the Latin American Memorial, Congressmen Pavillion, Arch. Oscar Niemeyer, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1987 - Mural in concrete at the Sudameris Bank, Arch. G. Gasperini, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1984 - Mural in concrete and copper, Banco Exterior da Espanha, Arch. J. Grarnham Yahez, Santiago, Chile; 1979 - Two murals in concrete at the Maksoud Plaza Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1976 - Two murals in concrete at the Esporte Clube Sido and external wall at the Jorge Rizkallah Jorge building, Arch. S. Bussab, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Triptych relief at the "Mae do Salvador' church, Arch. Joaquim Barreto and Francisco Segnini, Sao Paulo, Brazil.