Silvia Monge Puig

Born in San Jose, Costa Rica on April 5, 1959.

Silvia Monge

Studied architecture at the Universidad Autonoma de Centro America


She has taken Workshops in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, glass, and has learned different techniques with well known artists in Costa Rica, USA, Spain, Mexico, India and Peru

Member of:


  • Costa Rican Watercolor Society. (also member of the board directors)
  • Costa Rican Association of Visual Artist (ACAV)
  • The International Association of Plastic Arts (AIAP)

 

Has instructed at:


  • New School of Visual Arts, Costa Rica
  • The Art Institute of Miami, Florida
  • The Ceramic League of Miami, Florida
  • Invited to teach experimental watercolor Workshops at the VIII Seminar of fine arts teachers and The National Gallery, Children Museum, Costa Rica

 

Individual Exhibits (1986-2012)

Her works have been in more than 15 INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITS
Among these exhibits are:


  • Wasserman Gallery, Costa Rica
  • National Gallery, Costa Rica
  • Casa España, Costa Rica
  • Caixa de Tarragona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Galeries d’Art Tramontan, Barcelona, Spain
  • Garcia Monge Art Gallery, National Theater, Costa Rica
  • National University of San Diego, California, USA
  • University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

 

Collective Exhibits (1987-2014)

Her art has been in over 75 exhibitions with other artists
Some the exhibits judged by juries are:


  • Textiles al Borde, Colectivo Textil Costarricense, Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano, Costa Rica
  • I Salón Anual de la Asociación Costarricense de Artistas Visuales (ACAV), Casa del Cuño, Costa Rica
  • Objetos de Arte, National Gallery, Centro Costarricense de Ciencia y Cultura, Costa Rica
  • Costacuarela Agua y Sol, Escuela Municipal de Artes Integradas, Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica Puente Verde, Pavillon Charles X, Saint Cyr Sur Loire, France
  • Metáforas del Poder, Costarican Museum of Art, Costa Rica
  • El Color se Mueve, Museo de la Acuarela, México
  • North American Costarican Cultural Center, Sophia Wanamaker Gallery, Costa Rica
  • X Años de Papel y Agua, Costarican Art Museum, Costa Rica
  • Costarican Institute of Tourism, Costa Rica
  • San Ramón Museum, Costa Rica
  • Color y Agua, INA, Costa Rica
  • National University, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • International Fair of the Artistic Book, Galería Allternativa, Costa Rica
  • I Encuentro Internacional ACAV-FIA. Casa del Cuño, San José, Costa Rica
  • Darb 1718 Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt
  • Costacuarela. Municipal Museum of Cartago, Costa Rica
  • IV Beijing International Art Biennial. National Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • National Museum of Costa Rica
  • Arts of Fire, Argentina 800. Mar de Plata, Argentina
  • Cultural Center at the Inter-American Bank of Development, Washington USA
  • Watercolor without limits, National Gallery, Costa Rica
  • Eighth International Biennial of Watercolor in Gauta Rojo Museum, Mexico
  • Miami Watercolor Society. One Brickel Square Building. Miami, Florida
  • Clay Space Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Miami Dade Community College, Ceramic League of Miami, Florida
  • XXII premis d’art villa de Palamos, Spain
  • National Halls, Costa Rican Art Museum, Costa Rica
  • II Biennial Francisco Amiguetti, Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano, Costa Rica
  • Lachner y Saenz Biennale, Central Bank Museum, Costa Rica
  • 2010 Mexico, Color and Water. Mexican Institute, Costa Rica
  • 2010 Urban Memories, Cultural House Amón, Costa Rica
  • 2010 Extreme Watercolor, National Gallery, Costa Rica

 

Awards


  • 2014 First Award Dinorah Carballo Tridimensional Piece, I Salón Anual de la Asociación Costarricense de Artistas Visuales (ACAV), Casa del Cuño, Costa Rica
  • 2012 Aquileo J. Echeverría National Award of Fine Arts. Asociación Costarricense de Acuarelistas.
  • 2010 Honorable Mention. Extreme Watercolor, National Gallery, Costa Rica
  • 2010 First Prize. “An Equal Start: Natural Sciences and Mathematics Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. Inter-American Bank of Development, Washington
  • 2009 First Prize to Creativity, “Watercolor Without Limits”, National Gallery, Costa Rica
  • 1997 23th International Award , Miami Watercolor Society, Florida
  • 1992 Honor Award, XXII Premis d’Art Vila Palamos, Spain

 

Her art is in public and private collections


  • North American Costarican Cultural Center, Costa Rica
  • National Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Inter American Bank of Development, Washington, United States
  • Galería Nacional, Costa Rica
  • Fundación Omar Dengo, Costa Rica
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