Silvia is a mix of Italian, British and Dutch and was born and raised in Varese, Italy, a small Prealpine town on the border of Switzerland, surrounded by 7 lakes. In 2002 she graduated in Theatre History from the Catholic University in Milan where she also got a Masters' Degree in Writing and Producing for TV in 2003. Silvia spent a year and a half reading and analyzing feature scripts in Rome, and enjoying the dolce vita. When she moved to LA in 2005 to study film at UCLA and UCLA Extension, she met artist Joe Blaustein who became her mentor and guided her into becoming the artist she is today. She has been drawing and painting in his classes for over 10 years. Joe is 95 years old, has been teaching for over 50 years and and has mentored hundreds of artists.
Silvia also earned an MFA in Film Directing from the American Film Institute, graduating in 2010. She is currently wrapping post-production with her first full-length documentary "The Dog and the Duck", a film about art and mentorship, and finding your own voice. Silvia now belongs to LA based art associations (LAAA and Pacific Palisades Art Association), showing her work locally. FOX TV bought the rights to display her art in episode 5 of the new TV show "Weird Loners".
In April 2015 baby zebra finch Swami came into her life after being accidentally abandoned by his parents, and since then Zebra Finches have become a major theme in her work.
RECENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS
You can find Silvia on most Sundays at the historical Melrose Trading Post market on Melrose avenue and fairfax ave. Her booth is located up the main stairs, in the food court.
For any update on Silvia’s current shows, please sign up for the mailing list in the “Contact” button or visit the Facebook page Silvia Gallini Studio.
Studio visits at Silvia’s Studio Pico can be arranged by contacting Silvia directly. Studio Pico hosts local artist shows and is located at 5522 W. Pico blvd. in Los Angeles.