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Founder, and one time owner of a gallery in Washington D.C., Claudia Olivos currently exhibits widely nationally and internationally to include throughout the Washington DC area, Miami, New York, Mexico, France, Australia, Italy and Greece. She has been included in several editions ofMarquis’s Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who of American Artist. Her paintings have also been featured in several publications including on the cover of Coming Home by J. Pizarro and the CD Octaves Beyond Silence featuring Eve Ensler and Indigo Girls, as well as on the cover of a book of anthology of Latino Poetry (2007).
Claudia has been involved in the local art community with various projects varying from working with youth at risk to teaching at the Smithsonian Institution Resident Associates Program. In addition, she has worked at the Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory, painting backdrops for scenery for Teatro de La Luna, and as part time faculty at the Art Institute of Washington.
Claudia regularly donates the use of her work for causes she believes in such as Alianza Latina in New York , and NHLI. This past spring Claudia and her husband Sergio launched a successful “Kickstarter Campaign” with which they raised $6,000 from collectors to travel to Chile and learn about the spirituality of the Native Americans. The collection will be featured in an upcoming book about the Mapuche, being published in Athens, Greece.
Claudia holds an MFA from Vermont College, a BA in Psychology and BFA in painting from George Mason University.
Born in Chile, Claudia and her husband Sergio reside in Arlington, Virginia with their son Julian.
Sergio holds a BFA from Universidad de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico, upon graduating Sergio became a faculty member teaching painting, printmaking, assemblage, collage, drawing and encaustics, which became his expertise. His interests lie in found objects in nature and semiotics.
Sergio has exhibited nationally and internationally to include Mexico’s Museo de Arte de la Ciudad de Queretaro, as well as in galleries throughout Mexico City, Queretaro and Villahermosa. He has exhibited throughout the Washington DC Metro area and in other locations such as New York, Miami and San Francisco.
For the past years he has collaborated on various projects throughout the community including working with fellow immigrants through art, acting as artist in residence at Teatro de la Lunapainting set designs, working with local schools to engage and excite students of all ages in art-making. Sergio regularly contributes to the community at large by donating his art to causes he supports.
Sergio resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Claudia and their son, Julian.