ISABEL PAVÃO

artist.

isabelpavao@mac.com
New York, USA

"Impressions Series represents a new phase of my work started in 2013, integrating in it, as usual, intimations of my continuous project enduring patterns of inner experience and conceptual processes as a work in progress  that is a reflection on the “act of painting”.

The visual materiality belonging to this series is intimately related in its conceptual process and representations to the the physicality of repetition/overlapping marks to conjure patterns of new images reworked and reimpressed showing an interplay of organic forms, geometric structures and colors.

The naming of Impressions refers to various layers of meanings as well as a working process. There is a display of interpretations of atmospheric/ psychological imprint: I approach the paintings in this series as images/impressions that allude also to particular moods through their shifting complexions, being marks from Memory and Nature".

— Isabel Pavão, 2014.

Upcoming exhibitions:

From November 8th to December 20th, 'Impressions Series' exhibition at Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal

From November 22 through January 18, 2015, Holiday Invitational Art Show at Romany Kramoris Gallery, NY, USA

Selected Solo Shows

2014 “Impressions series”, Gallery Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal.
2006 New York/Americana – Series, 750 Gallery, New York.
2005 Cartographies, Conjunto Cultural Caixa Federal, Gallery Newter Michelon, S. Paulo, Brasil.
2004 Atmospheres series, Gallery Fernando Santos, Oporto, Portugal.

Atmospheres series, Fidelidade – Mundial Chiado 8, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal.
2003 Cartographies, Docas Museum, Belém do Pará, Brasil.

Cartographies, Dragão do Mar Contemporary Museum, Fortaleza, Brasil.

Cartographies, Palacio das Artes Museum, Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
2002 Alice in the Wonderland, Quinta da Barca – Contemporary Art, Esposende. (Org. Gallery Fernando Santos), Portugal.

Cartographies, Conjunto Cultural Caixa Federal, Brasília, Brasil.

Cartographies, National, Historic Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2000 Cartographies, Gallery Edicarte, Funchal, Madeira , Portugal.

Alice in the Wonderland, Gallery Fernando Santos, Oporto, Portugal.
1999 Cartographies, Mosteiro de Santa Cruz, City Museum, Coimbra, Portugal.
1998 Cartographies, LAALIT KALA AKADEMI, New Deli, Índia.

Cartographies, Ancient Art Museum, Lisbon, Portugal.

Cartographies, Sala Damiao De Gois, Portuguese Embassy, Brussels, Belgium.

Cartographies, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Paris, France.
1997 Marca Madeira, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madeira, Portugal.

Paintings, Gallery Ho, New York, USA.
1996 Linguistic Boundaries, Oriental Series", Leal Senado Museum, Macau, China.

Linguistic Boundaries, United Nations, New York, USA.

Americana Series, Gallery Fernando Santos, Oporto and Lisbon, Portugal.
1995 Linguistic Boundaries, Gallery Fernando Santos, Oporto, Portugal.
1993 Los Angeles, Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, Portugal.
1992 Los Angeles, Gallery Fluxus, Oporto, Portugal.
1990 Vestíges, Gallery Fluxus, Oporto, Portugal.
1988 Vestíges, Gallery of Casa de Portugal, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris, France

Vestíges, Gallery Livraria Bertrand, Lisbon, Portugal.

Vestíges, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Paris, France.
1987 Vestíges, Cooperative Árvore, Oporto, Portugal.
1985 — Paintings, Gallery Roma e Pavia, Oporto, Portugal.

Vestíges, Contemporary Art Center, Coimbra, Portugal.


Selected Group Shows

2014 “Small Artworks”, Romany Kramoris Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York.
2013 “Cartography of the Feminine”, organized by Arte Institute, curated by Isabel Pavao, Rogue Space Gallery, New York.

“Small Artworks”, Romany Kramoris Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York.

“Bridges International Art Exhibition”, National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2012 “What Lotos Members Collect: ABSTRACTION”, Lotos Club, New York.
2011 “Exhibiting Artists, BMCC Art Faculty”, Breezeway Gallery, BMCC, New York.
2010 Museum of Natural History, Sala do Veado, 20 Years of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal.

Geography of Affection: 6 Portuguese Artists in New York, Rooster Gallery, New York.
2009 Lá Fora, Museum of Electricity, Contemporay art, Lisbon, Portugal.
2008 Lá Fora, Museum of the Republic, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
2004 ARCO '04, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.
2003 ARCO'03, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.
2002 ARCO'02, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

ARTE SANTANDER'02, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Santander, Spain.

ARTE LISBOA'02, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
2001 ARCO'01, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

FORO SUR, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Cáceres, Spain.

ART COLOGNE'01, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Cologne, Germany.

FAC'01, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
2000 ARCO'00, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

MARCA MADEIRA'97, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos,
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

ART COLOGNE '00,Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Cologne, Germany.

FAC'00, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
1999 ARCO'99, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

FAC'99, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.

Mythologies, Westbeth Gallery, New York, USA.
1998 ARCO'98, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

FAC'98, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
1997 ARCO'97, Contemporary Art Fair Galeria Fernando Santos, Madrid.

Fórum Atlântico de Arte Contemporânea, Gallery Fernando Santos, Corunha, Spain.

Group Show, Gallery Fernando Santos, Oporto, Portugal.FAC 97, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
1996 ARCO'96, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

FIAC'96, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Paris, France.

Group Show of Portuguese Contemporary Art, Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda Foundation, Oporto, Portugal.
1995 Contemporary Art Fair "Arte Jovem, Won Painting category award, Fórum da Maia, Portugal.

International Biennale Contemporary Art Fair of Vila Nova de Cerveira – Guest artist, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

20Years of Fine Arts, Palácio da Alfândega, Oporto, Portugal.

FIAC'95, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Paris, France.

Fórum Atlântico of Contemporary Art, Gallery Fernando Santos, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
1994 FIAC'94, Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France.
1992 ARCO'92, Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.
1990 Contemporary Art Fair of Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
1988 Salon des Grands et des Jeunes d'Aujourd'Hui, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

Trois Peintres Portugais, Gallery Latina, Paris, France.

Fluctuations, Gallery Fluxus, Oporto, Portugal.
1986 III Exhibition of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
1985 Prémio de Grabado Maximo Ramos, Museum of Bello Pinero Ferrol, Corunha, Spain.

Amnesty International Art Show, Mercado Ferreira Borges, Oporto, Portugal.

Contemporary Art Show, A. F. de Oliveira, Museum Soares dos Reis, Oporto, Portugal.
1984 — Contemporary Trends, Gallery Roma e Pavia and UNICEF, Oporto, Portugal.

Contemporary Art Exhibition – First Prize in Tapistry, Mercado Ferreira Borges, Oporto, Portugal.

International Biennale of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

Impressions Series

Psyche Boundaries Series

New York Series

Atmospheres Series

2004 — ARCO 2004, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.
2003 — ARCO 2003, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.
2002 — ARCO 2002, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

ARTE SANTANDER 2002, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Santander, Spain.

ARTE LISBOA 2002, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
2001 — ARCO 2001, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

FORO SUR, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Cáceres, Spain.

ART COLOGNE 2001, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Cologne, Germany.

FAC 2001, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
2000 — ARCO 2000, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

MARCA MADEIRA 97, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

ART COLOGNE 2000,Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Cologne, Germany.

FAC 2000, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
1999 — ARCO 99, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

FAC 99, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
1998 — ARCO 98, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

FAC 98, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
1997 — ARCO 97, Contemporary Art Fair Galeria Fernando Santos, Madrid.

Fórum Atlântico de Arte Contemporânea, Gallery Fernando Santos, Corunha, Spain.

FAC 97, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Lisbon, Portugal.
1996 — ARCO 96, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Madrid, Spain.

FIAC 96, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Paris, France.
1995 — Contemporary Art Fair, Arte Jovem, Won Painting category award, Fórum da Maia, Portugal.

FIAC 95, Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Fernando Santos, Paris, France.

Fórum Atlântico of Contemporary Art, Gallery Fernando Santos, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
1994 — FIAC 94, Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France.
1992 — ARCO 92, Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.
1990 — Contemporary Art Fair of Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Isabel Pavão, lives and works in New York since 1990.
She exhibits her work in New York City, as in many museums and galleries all over the world. Participates as invited artist as well as a guest professor in Universities, Art Schools, and Museums.
Presents on Contemporary Art, on art projects dealing with her own work, pedagogical issues and aesthetics.
Creative Director of a TV program, Healing Waters and Baths of Europe, Isabel Pavão belongs to the Board of Directors of the Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, N.Y. Development and Fundraising Committee. Professor of Art History at City University of New York, BMCC.

She also belongs to the Advisory Board of Directors of ARTE INSTITUTE.

Higher Education

1990-94 — Ph.D. Arts, New York University
1986-88 — Master in Arts, University of Paris VIII
1978-83 — Bachelor of Fine Arts; Post Graduation, University of Porto


Additional Higher Education

2010-11 — Aesthetics of Deskilling, The Graduate Center CUNY.
2008-09 — Fundraising for non-profit Organizations, Adelphi University.
  Board of Directors Workshop for non-profit organizations, Adelphi University.
2007 — Topics in Modern Art: The Postwar Years, The Graduate School University Center, CUNY.
2006 — Art Methods of Research; Selected Topics in Modern Art, Graduate School University Center, CUNY.
  Topics in Contemporary Art, Graduate School University Center, CUNY.


Academic and Professional Honors
Awards and Grants

2014 — Award From Arte Institute, New York.
2008 — Exhibition Grant, S. Paulo, Brasil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2007 — Exhibition Grant, Lisbon, Portugal, Museum of the Presidency of the Republic.
2005 — Exhibition Grant, S. Paulo, Brasil, Conjunto Cultural Caixa Federal.
2004 — Research Grant, Goa, India, Orient Foundation.
2002 — Exhibition Grants, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon, Gulbenkian Foundation.
1998 — Exhibition Grants and book publishing, New Delhi, India, Brussels, Belgium, Paris, France, Luso American Foundation and Orient Foundation.
1996 — Exhibition Grant, Macau, China, Portuguese/Chinese Government.
1995 — Contemporary Art Fair, Arte Jovem, Painting category award, Fórum da Maia, Portugal.
  International Biennale of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Invited artist, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.
1994-90 — Research Grant towards the Doctorate in Contemporary Art, Art Department, New York University, Calouste Gulbenkian and Luso-American Foundation.
1985-87 — Research and painting Grant, Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Paris, France.
1985— Prémio de Grabado Maximo Ramos, Museum of Bello Pinero Ferrol, Corunha, Spain.


Conferences

2011 — BMCC Presentation “Translating New York”, XIV Colloquium of the Modern Languages Department, City University of New York.
  Presentation and Introduction to the movie “Exit through the Gift Shop” by Banksy, at the Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, New York.
2007 — BMCC Presentation with Profs. Dolores DeLuise and Maria de Vasconcelos on the English translation and on my art cover of the novella, Monique.
2006 — BMCC presentation, Atmospheres Series, for the Women's History month.
2005 — Symposium organized by the University of S. Paulo, Conjunto Cultural S. Paulo, Brasil.
2003 — Presentations in the Museums of Belem, Fortaleza and Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
2002 — BMCC Presentation - The Woman Artist and the Problematic of Gender, for The Women's story Month.
2001 — BMCC Presentation - New York Series, for the Modern Language Colloquium.
  Seminar on Contemporary Art, Conjunto Cultural Caixa Brasilia and University of Brasilia, Brasil.
2000 — BMCC Presentation - Linguistic Boundaries, for The Women's Her story month.
1998 — Colloquium with Christine Buci Glucksman. Cartographies in Art, Academy of Fine Arts, New Delhi, India.
1996 — Linguistic Boundaries- Oriental Series, Art Academy and Leal Senado, Macau, China.

 

Specific Bibliography on my Work and my Publications (alphabetical order)
Books And Catalogues:

Almeida, Bernardo Pinto de, Sem Título, published in solo exhibition catalog by                    
Gallery Fluxus, Porto, February, 1990.
— Portuguese Painting séc. XX, Ed. Lello & Irmão, Porto, January,1993.
— I.P.- 2000, published in solo exhibition catalog by Gallery Fernando Santos, Porto,
November, 1996.

Barrias, Jose, She Who Loves Transforming Shapes, published in solo exhibition catalog     
by Gallery Fernando Santos, April, 2005.

Coloquio Letras, invited artist, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, September 2014.

Chicó, Sílvia, Paintings by Isabel Pavão, published in solo exhibition catalog by Gallery
Leal Senado de Macao, Macao, April 1996.

Croce, Alexander, New York/Americana Series, published in solo show catalog, Gallery
750, New York, May, 2006.

Decir del Agua, poetry publication, artist invited, November 2007.

Diehl, Gaston, Trois Peintres Portugais à Paris, published in solo exhibition catalog by
Gallery Renoir, Paris, November, 1989.

Fernandes, Maria João, The Perspective of Time in the painting of Isabel Pavão,
published in solo exhibition catalog by Cooperativa Árvore, Porto, 1987. Also published in The Arts Paper, January, 1988.
— Shape and Desire, published in the "Arts Paper", Lisbon, March, 1990.
— Writing Vestiges, published in "Arts Paper", Lisbon, 15 February, 1995.

França, Carlos, Fluctuations, published in a group exhibition catalog by  Gallery Fluxus,
Porto, June, 1989.

Gil, José, The Visual Echo, published in solo exhibition catalog by Gallery Fernando
Santos, Porto, October, 2000.

Glucksmann, Christine Buci, The Pictorial Aura of Vestiges, published in solo exhibition
catalog by Gallery Fluxus, Porto, February, 1990.

Hatherly, Ana, Ichonology of Abstraction, published in solo exhibition catalog by Gallery Fernando Santos, Porto, January, 1995.

Lamb, Charles, Cartographies, published in solo exhibition catalog by Conjunto Cultural
da Caixa, Gallery Newter Michelon, October, 2005, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Lawrence, Eduard Mutt, Palimpsest Strategy, Arts & Auctions Magazine, n.º 25, year 6,
October / November, 2002.

Pavão, Isabel, Isabel Pavão, book published in solo exhibition by Gallery Bertrand at
Chiado, Edition Bertrand, Lisbon, November, 1988.
— Impulse and Strategy in "Vestiges series": an Examined Project, Doctoral Dissertation published by New York University, New York, May, 1994.
— Psyche Boundaries, Exhibition Catalog, New York, February, 2007.
— Cartography of the Feminine, published in book “Portuguese Women in the US”, by Arte Institute, New York, November, 2013.

Pinto, António Cerveira, Los Angeles, published in solo exhibition catalog by Museum of
Natural History, Lisbon, May, 1993.

Sabino, Amadeu Lopes, The Venice Blue, published in solo exhibition catalog by Caixa
Geral de Depósitos, Paris, 1989.Text published in Arts & Literature Journal, March, 1989.



 

 

 

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