The narrative is the main idea of my artwork.
I like to work in series, explore stories, poems, and/or brief sentences to understand what we can see that had not been said, what is behind the stories, and try to find out who owns these words. My work has been driven by a desire to reveal an image with strong poetic content, where the body is physical and represents personal speech. My work is a record of a precise moment that alludes to the poetry of the mind and the connotations that it takes on the body. My work using collage started two years ago when I conceived a series about idiomatic expression. I thought it would be a limited series, but it turned out to be a passion. From appropriation of famous artworks, recycling art magazines and books, I created 200 collages so far.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Silvana Soriano is a visual artist currently based in Miami, Florida. Soriano has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Brazil, Spain, France, USA and Cuba since 1984, including having her work featured at Pinta Miami Art Fair. She has also illustrated several books, spanning from children’s literature to poetry. Soriano graduated with a BFA in Art History and Art Education from Bennett University. She furthered her studies at the esteemed School of Visual Arts, in Brazil. Soriano has been an educator for over two decades, at public schools, nonprofits, and universities.