MARCO DASILVA  is a native New Yorker whose symbol-based paintings explore hybridity through the intersections of his Brazilian-American, queer identity and manic experience. His graphic style of painting often uses bright neon colors to evoke a tropical mood of vice and opulence. He creates his own mythology in the process, providing a richly saturated landscape of his own world to the viewer. He has exhibited work at Heath Gallery, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and most recently a solo exhibition at The Bureau of General Services- Queer Division. He was a NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur fellow and is a current Visual Art fellow for Queer Art Mentorship’s 2017-2018 cycle with mentor Liz Collins.

 

EDUCATION

SUNY New Paltz, BFA in Painting & Drawing (2014)

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

No Reason To Be Careful, The Bureau of General Services – Queer Division, New York, NY (2018)

Free Them All, AJ Muste Institute, New York, NY (2017)

TART, Cafeteria, New Paltz, NY (2015)

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

Cast of Characters, The Bureau of General Services – Queer Division, New York, NY (2018)

Other Peoples Trash, Punto Space, New York, NY (2017)

Transparency: An Artistic Exploration of Mental Health, I.M.A.G.E. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2017)

Creative Hour, Dear Mama Coffee, New York, NY (2017)

Nuestra Cultura, Brujas, Starr Bar, Brooklyn, NY (2017)

Hang Night, Heath Gallery, New York, NY (2016)

TART, Cafeteria, New Paltz, NY (2015)

Hoodstock Pop-Up Gallery, Philadelphia Urban Creators, Philadelphia, PA (2015)

BFA II Thesis Exhibition, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY (2014)

Fall Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2014)

CL(ASS),  New Paltz Arts Collaborative, New Paltz, NY (2013)

Surrender, New Paltz Arts Collaborative, New Paltz, NY (2013)

Roaming Links, Apostrophe Gallery, Easylife Art Brigade, Brooklyn, NY (2012)

Easy Sunday, Brecht Forum, Easylife Art Brigade, New York, NY (2012)

 

FELLOWSHIP

Queer|Art|Mentorship Visual Art Mentee with Liz Collins (2017-2018)

New York Foundation for the Arts Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp for Artists of Color (2017)

 

TALKS & PERFORMANCE

“Communities and Their Pitfalls” Think Olio x Hang Night Collective representative at Strand’s Rare Book Room

“On Euphoria” Solo performance at The Bureau of General Services-Queer Division (BGSQD)

“Beautiful To Look AT But Painful To Touch” Artist talk facilitated by Travis Chamberlain at BGSQD

“Ay Bee See” Featured Artist talk at Robert Blackburn’s 20/20 Gallery’s Monthly Critique

 

PUBLICATION

Cast of Characters Liz Collins,New York, NY (2018)

Selfie Tableau Self Published, MagCloud New York, NY (2018)

My Quaint Struggle Self Published, MagCloud New York, NY (2014)

 

PRESS

Nolan Boomer, “Cast of Characters” Artforum. October 2018. https://bit.ly/2JATOel

Sarah Cascone “Editors Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week” Artnet. August 20, 2018. https://bit.ly/2QcwNAO

Jack Fossett, “Queer | Art Announces 11 LGBTQ Fellows For Annual Mentorship Program” Out. October 9, 2017. http://bit.ly/2zdC0Ae