We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Silvana Soriano a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Silvana, we appreciate you joining us today. When did you first know you wanted to pursue a creative/artistic path professionally?
My intense interest in art happened very early in my life. I have been involved with art since I was a little child. My parents enrolled me in different art courses during my school life: I took drawing, printing, and a painting class at the Museum of Modern Art ( Rio de Janeiro – MAM) with a famous artist called Ivan Serpa. When I finished High School, I decided to pursue my goal of being an artist and enrolled in the best art school in Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Artes Visuais. For three years, I studied with influential artists as I continued my specialization in printmaking when I started a bachelor’s degree in art education at Bennett University. My experience at the art school excited my interest in education. I was fascinated by the original and unique teaching methodology I learned during my bachelor’s. All teachers were wholly involved with the students, and I had the opportunity to participate actively in implementing the new art education curriculum. When I received my degree, I was invited by the Dean to be an adjunct professor in the undergraduate Art Education course of three courses: etching, woodcut, and methodology of visual means at the undergraduate Art Education.