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José Pacheco Silva


“My work speaks of solitude, of quiet peace and wonderment, of inner thoughts, of being alone...of fi nding a quiet moment and looking in to the vast space of the uni ver se”.

José Pacheco Silva studied at Pratt Institute in New York City and the Uni ver sity of New York College at Buffalo .

Born in Colombia , he has lived in the United States since 1972. His work was selected by the Boca Raton Museum of Art for the 54Tth ANNUAL All Florida Juried Competition And Exhibition 2005 and the juried HORTT 2000 exhibition at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art. He has exhibited in Miami and New York City at MOCHA ( Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art ). He recently completed a commission for the new Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and received an Honorable Mention for an exhibition sponsored by ArteCité 2005, curated by Suzanne Delehanty, Director of the Miami Art Museum . Pacheco Silva currently holds a studio residency at the South Florida Art Center , Miami Beach .

His most current series of work consists of color photographs of small figurines set in different backgrounds or environments. The use of circular framing within a square format creates a voyeuristic feeling, one that evokes pensive solitude. It is as if the spectator is witnessing a parallel world, fl oating in a primal universe.

A similar reaction is evoked by accompanying wire sculptures that belong to this same recent series. Delicate wires jut out of the wall and are shaped into landscapes or settings within which are placed the same tiny fi gures that occupy the photographs. The photographs and wire assemblages create a dialogue and invite the viewer to explore further the atmospheres and emotions created by these works.

EDUCATION

PRATT INSTITUTE
1983. New York City . Three years of graduate work

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT BUFFALO
1978. Buffalo , New York . Bachelor of Science

EXHIBITIONS

HAMILTON AGUILAR FINE ART
Signs of Nature Southampton , NY , curated by Esperanza Leon, july-august 2005

HAMILTON AGUILAR FINE ART
Contemporary Landscapes Southampton , NY , curated by Esperanza Leon, june-july 2005

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART
54Tth Annual All Florida Juried Competition And Exhibition June 28/2005

MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT
Group Exhibition FLIGHT june 9/2005

CHICAGO CONTEMPORARY & CLASSIC
SOLAR Latin American Art & Design April 29/2005

MAG MIAMI ART GALLERY
Mixed Media & Photography May 11/2005

ARTE CITY
Art Center South Florida Honorable mention. Curated exhibition by Susanne Delehanty Director of MAM Miami Art Museum January 2005

LONG BEACH ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART AND SCIENCE
MIAMI ROCKS August 10, 2003 Long Beach Island , NJ

IMAGES AT LAB 6
PHOTOMONTAGES. Solo exhibition February 2001. Miami FL

HORTT 41
Juried Art Exhibition January 2000. Fort Lauderdale Art Museum

BIANCA LANZA GALLERY
Group show entitled NEW ARTISTS May 1995. South Beach Beach FL

MOCA ( MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART)
NEW ENTRIES 1990 November 8/ December 22 1990 . New York City

CORPORATE PROJECTS

THE FOUNTANEBLEAU HOTEL
South Beach Florida Adirondack Chair Project” February, 2005

BK CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION May 2003

GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS

SND 1995
The best of newspaper design 1995. Two Awards of Excellence

PRINT MAGAZINE REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL 1994
The South. Entries #139 & #148

SND 1993
The best of newspaper design 1993. One silver medal, two Awards of Excellenc