Clara Fialho's working space

Clara Fialho

Brazil 1984

Abstract Art, Painting

Clara Fialho
Clara Fialho
September 15, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Clara Fialho is a Brazilian-American artist known for her use of bold, bright colors that instinctively attract the eye to her work.

Fialho was born in Brazil and she received her BFA from the Cooper Union on a full scholarship. Clara held her first solo show in Chelsea when she was 22. Since that show, she has been exhibiting her work worldwide.

Clara’s art featured in many publications, including the cover of New York Spaces Magazine. In 2014, Fialho exhibited at Art Miami and Art Silicon Valley San Francisco. Next year, in 2015, she participated at famous Scope New York.

Clara’s dreamy abstract paintings embrace a sort of pre-postmodern sense of optimism, while expressing a very sophisticated sense of prettiness and beauty. It is as if she bespeaks that we are all one: we are one with the earth, the planets, humankind, the animals, insects and the stars… And Clara is sending that message with her loose shapes and spirals as well as fascinating patterns and details, almost like a childlike naiveté and primitivism.

She is using pencil, watercolors and oil to emphasize these organic shapes that connect the viewer with her abstract vision of nature.

The artist is represented by AZART Gallery.

Clara Fialho lives and works in New York.

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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Affordable Art Fairwith Saatchi Art. New York, NYGroup
2015Scope Art Showwith Azart Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2014Group ShowAzart Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2014Art Miamiwith Bridgette Mayer Gallery. Miami, FLGroup
2014Art Silicon Valley Art FairSan Francisco, CAGroup
2014Exhibition at Bette Midler’s Hulaween Gala BenefitThe Waldorf Astoria. New York, NYGroup
2014Pop Up Show curated by Bridgette MayerThe High Line New York, NYGroup
2014Pop Up Show, curated by Bridgette MayerGrand Central Station New York, NYGroup
2014Tria Summer CocktailTria Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2014New WorksMark Gallery. Englewood, NJGroup
2014Benefit for BalletXBridgette Mayer Gallery. Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014AbstractionBridgette Mayer Gallery. Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014ArtHamptonsMark Gallery. Bridgehampton, NYGroup
2014The Last BrucennialBHQFU. New York, New YorkGroup
2014Tria In SituTria Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2013Clara FialhoTria Gallery. New York, NYSolo
2013AbstractionsMark Gallery. Englewood, NJGroup
2013Tria Summer CocktailTria Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2013Benefit for BalletXBridgette Mayer Gallery. Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013The Solo Project Art FairGeorge and Jorgen Gallery. Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2013Group ShowMark Gallery. Englewood, NJGroup
2013Kips Bay Decorator Show Housewith Andrew Suvalsky Designs New York, NYGroup
2012Prophetic DrawingGeorge and Jorgen Gallery. London, UKGroup
2012Tria Summer CocktailTria Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2011Affordable Art FairTria Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2011Clara Fialho and Kuzana OggTria Gallery New York, NYDuo
2011Art In BoxesAG Gallery. Brooklyn, NYGroup
2010The Young and the Restless, Part 3The Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College. New Rochelle, NYGroup
2010Annual Benefit Auction & ExhibitionDieu Donne. New York, NYGroup
2010Group ShowBid Gallery 597. New Rochelle, NYGroup
2010Group ShowBronfman Center Gallery at NYU. New York, NYGroup
2010Fall ‘10, with D&AThe Chelsea Museum of Art, New York, NYGroup
2010Fall ‘10, with D&AThe Starrett Lehigh Building, New York, NYGroup
2010Suspension of DisbeliefHudson Guild Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2010EmergedGallery at the Theatre for the New City, New York, NYGroup
2009Aqua Art Miami FairMichael Rosenthal Gallery. Miami, FLGroup
2009Winter Group ShowMichael Rosenthal Gallery. San Francisco, CAGroup
2009The Young and The Restless: Part IIMichael Steinberg Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2009The Young and The RestlessGordon Parks Gallery. New Rochelle, NYGroup
2009I Love LoveBridgette Mayer Gallery. Philadelphia, PASolo
2008The Intolerable White SunMerge Gallery. New York, NYSolo
2008Medium RareGallery The. Brooklyn, NYGroup
2008Group ShowBridgette Mayer Gallery. Philadelphia, PAGroup
2008Group ShowPickled Art Centre. Beijing. ChinaGroup
2008Un Vagón HermosoCanal Chapter NYC. New York, NYGroup
2008Red Dot FairPark South Hotel, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008Red Dot FairPark South Hotel, Merge Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2008The Life We Live and the One We Have ForgottenBridgette Mayer Gallery. Philadelphia, PADuo
2007Clara Fialho and James SheehanMerge Gallery. New York, NYDuo
2007Graciela Cassel, Clara Fialho, and Priscilla StadlerArtHome Gallery. Long Island City, NYGroup
2007Under the Open SkyMerge Gallery. New York, NYSolo
2007Per Square FootDieu Donné Papermill Gallery. New York, NYGroup.
20076 @ 30Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. Queens, NYGroup
2006Habitat 7Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NYGroup
2006Works on PaperFlux Factory, Queens, NYGroup
2006Artexpo NYJacob Javits Center, Mama Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2006Be Here When the Machine Stops (with Zoe McCloskey)Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Gallery. New York, NYDuo
2005Water Media ExhibitionCooper Union, New York, NYGroup
2003End of the Year ExhibitionWestside Gallery, New York. NYGroup
2001A Bite of the Big AppleBrooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NYGroup