Bio

Gilvan Nunes was born in Vermelho Novo, Minas Gerais, Brazil in 1966. Since he can remember he was fascinated by nature, its colors and shapes and spent a lot of time drawing and painting. When he joined the highly regarded Visual Arts School at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro in the mid-1980s, he was able to interact with other artists of his generation and with professors that were fundamental for his upbringing. At that moment the re-birth of Brazilian Painting was taking place and the Parque Lage was the core of this movement. Gilvan work in centralized in painting and he also works with drawings, collages and prints of themes that are invariably related to his view of nature’s constant transformation. Sculpting and glazing ceramics has been a recent passion and he performs it in parallel to painting. His work has been displayed in several collective and solo shows, as well as art fairs in different cities of Brazil, Africa, Europe and the USA.
In 2017, Gilvan moved to Wayne, PA which has inspired the artist to create a new series of oil paintings and glazed ceramic.
Gilvan is currently represented by Galeria Patricia Costa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the InLiquid Gallery in Philadelphia, USA.

Gilvan Nunes

Contact: +1 484.560.8397

Education

1986 – 1991
Escola de Artes Visuais (EAV) Parque Lage

Institutional Collections

Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection – MAM, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Itaú Cultural Collection, São Paulo – Brazil
Rômulo Maiorama Foundation, Belém – Brazil
Alvorada Palace, Brazilian Presidency Collection, Brasilia – Brazil
Debenhams – Ben de Lisi collection, London – UK
Fundación AMBA Arte, London, UK & Islas Canarias – Spain
Fundación Ankaria, Madrid – Spain

SOLO EXHIBITS

2021
Nature Escapades
InLiquid – Old City Publishing building, Philadelphia – USA
https://inliquid.org/spaces/ocp/

2017
Saudades do Brasil
Galeria Beatriz Lemos de Sá, Belo Horizonte – Brazil

Paisagens Suburbanas
Galeria Patricia Costa, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

2016
Brazilian Art
Jenny Harper on Tregunter Rd, London – UK

Solo show
Dausch Art Loft, New York – USA

2015
Individual
Galeria Patrícia Costa, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

2014
Individual
Galeria Lemos de Sá, Belo Horizonte – Brazil

Poesia íntima
Galeria Patrícia Costa, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

2013
Paixões Alegres
Galeria Oscar Cruz, São Paulo – Brazil

2012
Ciclo
Galeria SIM, Curitiba – Brazil

Últimos trabalhos,
Galeria Paulo Darzé, Salvador – Brazil

2011
Delírios e Verão
Galeria Oscar Cruz, São Paulo – Brazil

Favelão
Celeiro Patriarcal de Vila Franca de Xira, Lisbon – Portugal

Trabalhos recentes
Galeria Patrícia Costa, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

2010
Recent Work
Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Favelão
Galeria do Espaço de Intervenção Cultural Maus Hábitos, Porto – Portugal

2009
Recent Work
Galeria Patricia Costa, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

2008
Favelão
Espaço Furnas Cultural, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

2007
Art Gallery 100 presents Gilvan Nunes
Art Gallery 100, Antwerp – Belgium

2006
Carimbos / Stamps
Galeria Monica Filgueiras, São Paulo – Brazil

2004
Solo
Christoff van Staden Gallery, Johannesburg – South Africa

2003
A caixa rendada
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
2001
Individual
Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo – Brazil

Trabalhos em bastão a óleo
Galeria Coletânea, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

1995
Novos trabalhos
Galeria do Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

GROUP EXHIBITS

2021
Sculptures in the Glen III
InLiquid, Gladwyne, Philadelphia – USA

Fall Members Juried Exhibition at Wayne Art Center (Prize Awarded)
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA – USA

2020
InLiquid Annual Benefit
InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia – USA

2019
InLiquid Annual Benefit, Philadelphia – USA
InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia – USA

2013
Projeto III, Galeria Paulo Nunes, Lisboa – Portugal
Arte Contemporânea e a Câmara Municipal de Vila Franca de Xira, Lisboa – Portugal

2012
Espelho Refletido, curadoria Marcos Lontra
Espaço Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, Novas Aquisições 2010 – 2012
MAM, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Coletiva de Arte contemporânea
Galeria Paulo Nunes, Lisbon – Portugal

2011
Sem Título #1 – Experiências do Pós Morte
Galeria Oscar Cruz, São Paulo – Brazil

62ª edição do Salão de Abril, Secretaria da Justiça e Cidadania do Estado do Ceará
Instituto Presídio Professor Olavo Oliveira II, Fortaleza – Brazil

Exposição Inaugural
Galeria SIM, Curitiba – Brazil

2010
Coletiva de Arte contemporânea
Galeria Paulo Nunes, Lisbon – Portugal

Open House
Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Liberdade é pouco: O que eu quero ainda não tem nome
Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Do Rio com afeto
Galeria Oscar Cruz, São Paulo – Brazil

2008
Estranhamentos
Galeria Durex, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Recent work
Art Gallery 100, Antwerp – Belgium

2006
A Imagem do Som da MPB
Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Coletiva
Galeria Monica Filgueiras, São Paulo – Brazil

Vitrine Efêmera
Estudio Dezenove, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

2004
Vintage show
Moja Modern Art Gallery, Johannesburg – South Africa

2003
Brazilian Vintage
Feira de Arte de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires – Argentina

2002
Jacqueline Belotti no Castelinho do Flamengo
Centro Cultural Oduvaldo Viana Filho, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Coletiva
Galeria Celma Albuquerque, Belo Horizonte – Brazil

A Cultura em tempo de AIDS (Prize Awarded)
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

A Cultura em tempo de AIDS
Havana bienal, Havana – Cuba

2001
Fundação Rômulo Maiorama exhibit (Acquisition Prize Awarded)
Fundação Rômulo Maioram, Belém – Brazil

1996
XX Salão Carioca
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Arte Experiência e pesquisa
Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

1995
Estranhos Frutos no Parque
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

1994
Contrastes EAV
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

1993
XIII Salão Nacional de Belas Artes
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

1991
M9-EAV Parque Lage – XV Salão Carioca
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

1990
XXI Salão de Arte Usiminas
Galeria Usiminas, Ipatinga – Brazil

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Special Thanks: Alexandre Campbell, Antonio Carlos Miguel, Bernardo Mosqueira, Danny McGee, Fernando Cocchiarale, Hilton Berredo, Kati Pinto, Marcus de Lontra Costa, Margarida Rebello Pinto.

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