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- Tania Botelho – Houston, TX
I was born in Brazil and moved to Houston in early 90s.
I have worked with ballet dancing and also was part of an acting company called Pitu for nine years in Brasilia. I have continued my acting carrier in Rio de Janeiro where I worked in many different plays and musicals . Later I had the chance to work for a local TV network in some soap operas , TV series and participated in a few movies. I have participated in the Orpheus and Eurydikes opera in Chicago with the Parachute Performance group. – Director Johannes Birringer. Performing arts push me into the visual art world and allowed me to develop a very interesting fusion of both acting and visual techniques and creativities.
I have done many group and individual exhibitions in Houston, Europe and South America and have attended a few art residency programs in Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Creative Center of Art in Virginia. I had been awarded with a scholarship at Glassell school of art in Houston and took some other collage, assemblage, drawing, painting and mixed media classes, as well.
In 2011 I have received two awards (Third place and a Honorable Mention) in a group show curate by Mr Bert Long at the Archway Gallery in Houston.
In 2013, for the first time my art works were exposed at the Art Car Museum in Houston in an exhibition called “Full Circle”, from January to June.
I am always researching , recycling and sharing ideas about new techniques and experiments and I want my art to be strong , provocative and an instrument to promote the art as an educational and cultural valuable tool for the society.