Regina Silveira utilizes the white cube as the backdrop for her spatial experiments, which are made up of poetically profound, stark, black images. With these stunningly graphic works she is constantly calling into question our reliance on two-point perspective as means of understanding representation. Inspired to look, and to then look again, we are brought to new realizations about what is right in front of us, both visually and metaphorically.
Recently, Silveira has often extended her work to include the exterior of buildings, as she will at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she will be exhibiting pieces from her series, Derrapagem. With these works she creates enduring vestiges from everyday life. The pieces wonder aloud what we, as individuals and a society, leave behind.
Regina Silveira was born in 1939 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She has shown work worldwide including the United States, Italy, Mexico, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Ecuador, and India, and has been recognized with grants from several foundations, such as the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1990), The Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993) and The Fulbright Foundation (1994). Silveira recently exhibited at the Taipei Biennial 2006, curated by Dan Cameron.