Alicia Savio Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Alicia Savio
Live in: Pasadena, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 98.00
Alicia Savio Artist Bio:
SAVIO is a Contemporary Latin American artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She grew up in an Italian family listening to classical music, going to the Colon Theater Opera House and studying classical ballet. She won her first art award at the age of 7 years old, entering a contest for the Continental Drawing School via correspondence. She then showed up at the Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens to participate in an outdoor Plein Air competition at the age of 14- and forgot her brushes! In a panic, she improvised and painted with her fingers, taking the First Place Award. Her next recognition came from the Eduardo Sivori Museum for a colorful depiction of a dancer in oil pastels. A professional dancer herself, she continued to paint in the dressing rooms of all the major theaters in Buenos Aires. Her first solo show would be in honor of the dancers she had admired at the Colon Theater when a tragic airplane accident took the lives of the entire company. SAVIO specializes in depicting forms in movement through vibrant colors. SAVIO's dance career took her north from the stages of the most renowned theatres of Argentina: El Nacional, Maipo, Astros, San Martin, and Cervantes. She toured throughout Latin America with the cast of "Tango Argentino." She also played the part of ‘Go to Hell Kitty,' one of Bob Fosse's leggy dancers in "Chicago: The Musical." She became a choreographer in Mexico City working for Televisa's Univision Network. SAVIO came to California and fell in love with the scenery and the warm climate, from the streets of San Francisco to the theme parks in Los Angeles. She started exhibiting her art at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. The Consul of Argentina asked her to inaugurate the new Consulate in Los Angeles, receiving special recognition from long time L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley. SAVIO's paintings were featured in Warner Bros. film "Grumpier Old Men," starring Ann Margret, who plays an artist married to Jack Lemmon. SAVIO’s artwork was also used to decorate Darryl Hannah’s character’s home in the film. Director Howard Deutch acquired one of SAVIO's paintings from the movie for his art collection. She also created the artwork for the Los Angeles Tango Festival held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This led to SAVIO being commissioned by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Recreation to create the poster for "Tango Magic!" at the Hollywood Bowl, where L.A. Philarmonic conductor John Mauceri acquired a SAVIO painting for his art collection also. SAVIO has had many art gallery showings throughout the Southland, such as the Spring Street Gallery, FAD Gallery, Fine Art Gallery, the Long Beach Museum of Arts, the Jonathan Club, Gordon Gallery, Studio Gallery, Argentine American Cultural Foundation, Music Cinema Art, Master Gallery and Self-Help Graphics. SAVIO's art has travelled to New York City's Art EXPO, the Lt. Governor's Ball in Toronto, Canada and her work was also represented by Atlas Gallery in Chicago. Her work was exhibited in "Made in California: 1900- 2000" and "Wet Paint" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Blu Building Collection through LACMA's Art Sales and Rental Gallery. She has been featured in publications such as American Artist's second edition as a featured contemporary artist as well as the California Art Review. SAVIO was also commissioned to paint a colorful mural of dancers leaping through the air for the California State University at Los Angeles. SAVIO created set designs for the John Burroughs High School Instrumental Music Association's "Carmina Burana," under the musical direction of Tom Whaley. This won her acclaim from the Vietnam Veterans Association and a civic award from the City of Burbank for her representation of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial "The Wall.” SAVIO dance sculptures were featured at the 4th Annual Art Exhibit at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA and also exhibited by the Pasadena Society of Artists at Towns-Burr Gallery in Burbank, CA.