Silvina Mizrahi – Visual Artist
Born in Tucuman, Argentina, lives now in Boston, MA. She has received her Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Tucuman, in 1991. Following her Degree, she trained in sculpture under the supervision of different artists, such as Prof. Antonio Pujia and Prof. Antonio D'aniello. She has been trained in Dance and Theatre as well, participating in courses from Moira Chapman (Buenos Aires), Marta Graham School (New York), and Marta Bercy (Cuballet), among others. In 1996 she has been awarded with two prizes in the National Biennial for Small Format, in Argentina. In 2000, while living in Israel, she was selected for two solo exhibitions, in the Jerusalem Municipal Gallery and the Jerusalem Center for Performing Arts. In addition, she was awarded with the Israel National Fellowship for New Immigrants. In recent years, she has been selected for a solo exhibition in the Equator Gallery and two group exhibitions in the Copley Society Gallery, both in Newbury St., Boston. In 2002, she was elected Full Member of the Copley Society Boston, and awarded with the Nathaniel Bushward Award in the Spring Exhibition of their Gallery. In 2003, she has the opportunity to represent Latin America as a solo sculptor in the Northeastern University Artist Festival. As well, she was selected for a Special Exhibition in the renowned Rice-Polak Gallery of Art, in Provincetown. She has exhibited as a New Artist in the Aronow Gallery of Art in Sausalito, San Francisco, and selected to participate in De Cordova Museum Art in the Park Exhibition in Lincoln. As well, she has been Invited Artist in 2006 and 2007 to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and carried two solo exhibitions at the Argentinian Consulate in New York (2009/2014) and the Museum Timoteo Navarro in Argentina (2012). She is a permanent staff at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), working in their Education and Community Programs. In 2011, she was awarded as “one of the 100 most influential people for the Latino Community in Boston”, and has recently being selected as principal artist for the Sanofi Aventis Art Collection in their Boston headquarters building.
"Mizrahi approaches a kind of human condition from the figure, without meaning a reproduction, an imitation, neither a process of mimesis. Her delicate figures denote a marked expressionism, and their characteristic deformation, talk about this condition."
La Gaceta, Tucuman, Argentina 1997
“Mizrahi takes us on a journey into her world. Hers is a figurative work of delicate sculpture--people flung about in a frency of dance, figures frozen in a static embrace, images of love and emergence. This work is at once mystifying, and grounded in human experience.”
Daniel Lahoda, Curator, The Equator Gallery, Boston, 2001
“Silvina also studied dance with, among others, the Martha Graham School and is an accomplished dancer and choreographer. This interest is clearly evident in her lovely figurative sculptures, executed in bronze employing the lost wax method. Her attenuated figures literally dance and float on their pedestals.”
The Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts 2003
“Mizrahi summarizes in all her art her ancestral past, her dance experience, her ingenuity, her love, her harmony with nature, and specially her unique relationship with Dalilah, her daughter, who transport her to a simpler world”
Claudia Epstein, Director Visual Arts, Ministry of Education, Tucuman, 2011