Silvana Ferrario

Biography

Silvana is an award-winning glass artist. She started working in fused glass in 2009 and has attended numerous courses with renowned glass artists. She has exhibited in art shows all around Australia and won several awards. Her inspiration comes from her experiences, memories and surroundings. This varies from the ocean inspired pieces reflecting her experience as a subsea engineer and scuba diver, to pieces inspired by her rural setting in the hills, and work reflecting memories of when she was young. With her scientific background, she also likes to investigate the geometry present in both man-made and naturally occurring structures, and the opposition to the fluidity of the natural elements.

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Feature Artist at Kirra Gallery

Kirra, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2021
In the Company Of Colour

Zig Zag Gallery

2021
Glass+

Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda

2020
Wanneroo Art Show

Wanneroo

2020
Mainly Miniatures

Juniper Gallery, Darlington,

2020
Fine Art @ Hale

Hale School, Perth

2020
Mandorla Art Awards

Perth

2020
Perth's Green Heart

Aspects, Perth

2019
Fine Art @ Hale

Hale School, Perth

2019
Exploration in Glass

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury

2019
We are Luminaries

Black Door Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2019
Glass+

Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda

2019
Perth College Art Show

Perth College, Mt Lawley

2019
Claremont Art Awards

Claremont

2019
Open Arts Exhibition

Darlington Arts Festival

2019
Dardanup Art Prize

Dardanup

2019
Canning Art Awards

Canning

2019
Vitreous Ceramic And Glass

Herring Island, Victoria

2019
Colab

Ausglass Conference, New Zealand

2018
Dardanup Art Prize

Dardanup

2018
TASF Awards

Fremantle

2018
City of Busselton Art Awards

Busselton

2018
Ellenbrook Open Art Awards

Ellenbrook

2018
Galvanise

Old Customs House, Fremantle

2018
Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize

Kalgoorlie

2018
Reserve Prize Exhibition

Darlington Arts Festival

2018
Open Arts Exhibition

Darlington Arts Festival

2018
Claremont Art Awards

Claremont

2018
Glass+

ZigZag Gallery, Kalamunda

2018
Fine Art @ Hale

Hale School, Perth

2018
Wanneroo Art Show

Wanneroo

2018
Mandorla Art Awards

Perth

2017
Fine Art @ Hale

Hale School, Perth

2017
Glass+

ZigZag Gallery, Kalamunda

2017
Open Arts Exhibition

Darlington Arts Festival

2017
Perth College Art Show

Perth College, Mt Lawley

2017
Leonore Art Prize

Leonore

2017
Tom Malone

AGWA, Perth

2017
Dardanup Art Prize

Dardanup

2017
(r)evolve

Ausglass Conference, Canberra

2017
MAGE

Mansfield, Victoria

2017
Flair

Perth

2016
KIGA

Kirra, Melbourne

2016
Shire of Mundaring Open Art Acquisition

MAC, Mundaring

2016
MAGE

Mansfield, Victoria

2016
Glass+

ZigZag Gallery, Kalamunda

2015
Perth College Art Show

Perth College, Mt Lawley

2015
KIGA

Kirra, Melbourne

2015
Illumination

Ausglass Conference, Adelaide

2015
MAGE

Mansfield, Victoria

2014
MAGE

Mansfield, Victoria

2014
Flair

Perth

2014
Art in the Hills

Mundaring

2013
Shire of Mundaring Open Art Acquisition

MAC, Mundaring

2013
Ausglass

Ausglass Conference, Wagga Wagga

2013
WA Glass Artist Exhibiiton

ZigZag, Kalamunda

2013
MAGE

Mansfield, Victoria

2012
Perth College Art Show

Perth College, Mt Lawley

2012
Art Vision

Mansfield, Victoria

2012
Western Australian Glass Artist Exhibition

Aspects, Kings Park, Perth

2011
WA Environmental Awards

Perth

Awards

2019
Gordon Award

Glass+, ZigZag, Kalamunda

2019
Runner Up for Main Art Prize

Dardanup Art Spectacular, WA

2019
2nd Place Open Arts Exhibition

Darlington Arts Festival, DArlington

2018
2nd Place Claremont Art Awards

Claremont Art Show, WA

2018
Commended Open Art Exhibition

Darlington Art Exhibition

2017
Gordon Award

Glass+, ZigZag, Kalamunda

2017
Finalist

Tom Malone, AGWA, Perth

2014
Emerging Artist Award

MAGE, Mansfield, Victoria

Galleries

Artisan Store

Artopia Gallery

Aspects

Gallery Aura

Jahroc Gallery

Lava Art Glass Galelry

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Mundaring Arts Centre

Oriel Karridale Gallery

Petrichor Gallery

Artist Statement

I developed a passion for glass over the years and have progressed from lead-lighting to fusing and casting. Glass has an immense versatility and is one of the few mediums that can transmit as well as reflect glass. I use a range of techniques that I have learnt and developed, often making use of the movement arising from the fluidity of the glass when it