EXHIBITIONS

2020 – “De Young OPEN” – Oct 10, 2020 through Jan 3, 2021
Work selected for the 2020 exhibition at The De Young Museum in San Francisco, CA
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2014 – “AERO” (Solo exhibition)
General Consulate of Brazil, San Francisco, CA
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2017 – Pacific Art League, Member Show, Palo Alto CA
2016 – ‘Women in Exhibition”, San Mateo, CA
2016 – “Abstraction”, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA
2014 – Silicon Valley Open Studio. Los Altos, CA
2013 – Pacific Art League, Member Show, Palo Alto CA
2012 – Pacific Art League, Member Show, Palo Alto CA

2012 –
Pacific Art League,
“Scapes: Land, Sea and City” – Curated Exhibition
Curator: Maria Medua, Director SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Palo Alto CA

2011 –
Pacific Art League,
“RED” Curated Exhibition – Curated Exhibition
Curator: George Rivera, Senior Curator at Triton Museum of Art
Palo Alto CA

2007
– “Expressionism Painterly Approach” Exhibition
Montclair Art Museum
Montclair NJ

BIOGRAPHY

My whole life has involved the arts. Painting, photography, and graphic design were always ways to express my vision and my voice. As a professional, I make a strong visual impact through color, design, and space.

After painting Realism in oil for almost 30 years, my experience living in New York and California – mixed with my Brazilian background – made me switch to Abstract in acrylic. Then a new Art phase began.

The knowledge of techniques without having total control of the results was my hook to mixed media. The air, the heat, the water are now part of the process and final results. The process guides me through the final results when texture, strokes, and colors come together to express my feelings.

For the abstract pieces, I was inspired by satellite photos combined with my passion for high altitude images (like on a plane, for instance). Nature is already a masterpiece, and I love to interpret its colors and shapes on a series of paintings I called “Aero.”

I hope you will enjoy seeing my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.

~Simone Sarmet

EDUCATION

Mixed Media, Stella Zhang – Palo Alto, CA
Acrylic, Terry Eden – Palo Alto, CA
Expressionism, MAM Yard School of Art – Montclair, NJ
Oil painting, The Art Students League of New York, NYC
Oil painting, Nilse Art Studio – Brasilia, Brazil