Zoravia Bettiol - Visual Artist
A stimulating cultural atmosphere, a lot of affection, a great family understanding, a feeling of social justice but also freedom and responsibility, allied to the respect of the environment, have formed the basis of my personality and have been used as the raw material of my artistic expression development. I thought that systematic studies and knowledge of the technique were necessary to allow me to express myself with more freedom and confidence.
That’s why I sign up for the Beaux-Arts where I studied from 1951 to 1955, giving priority to painting. Later on, I studied other disciplines related to the Visual Arts, taking courses in Brazil, Poland, and the United States. For 62 years I practice engraving, drawing, painting, textile arts, design, mural painting. I create objects, mount installations, and did some performances. I participated in 140 individual exhibitions and more than 400 collectives, in various cities of South America, Europe, United States, and Japon.
To qualify my artistic production I will distinguish six main cha-racteristics: lyricism, mythical, social, ecology, playful, and hu-mor. I am living in Porto Alegre and, in addition to my studio, I also have an Art Gallery, where I display my works. Many of them belong already to some private collectors or are already part of some famous museum’s collection, as the Metropolitan Museum and the Brooklyn Museum in New York; the Kunstindustrie Museet, in Oslo, the Cabinet of Prints and the National Library, in Paris, The Kyoto Modern Art Museum and, in Brazil: The MARGS, the MAM-SP, the MASP and the Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo, the FAAP Brazilian Art Museum, the MAM-RIO, the Rio de Janeiro National Museum.
Some of them are in Brasilia where they are part of the Republic Presidency private collection. Recently, in São Paulo, I received an Award in tribute to all my Art Work, from the Brazilian Art Critics Association (ABCA).
VIisual Artist and Founder of the
Zoravia Bettiol Institute - Brazil.
Porto Alegre, 1st of June 2018.