Fine Arts

Biography

The artist Gino Savino was born in Araraquara, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.

He began his artistic activities in 1973 and has the following degrees:

2000: Faculty of Fine Arts (Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil)

1981: Faculty of Safety Work Engineering (Araraquara, SP, Brazil)

1980: Faculty of Land Survey Engineering (Araraquara, SP, Brazil)

In 1984, specialized in Culture and Baroque Art (University of Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil)

Since 1983, he carves residential wood doors. With several individual and collective exhibitions in art galleries, he received prizes in the 1980's.

From 1988 to 2001, he taught Art Education (painting, wood carving, clay modeling and drawing) in elementary and secondary schools in Brazil.

Among other activities in 1996, he developed the project of "Conservation and Restoration of the Historical Patrimony in Wood Polychrome" approved by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. Still in 1996, he created the Art Studio "Villa Savino" where he taught sculpture, wood carving, wood engraving and modern painting.

In July 1997, he studied "Restoration in Antique Wood" at Palazzo Spinelli Institute in Florence, Italy.

Also in 1997, he created and developed the Project "Minimal Art" with 120 micro sculptures in lead pencil and the wood carving collection "Streets of the World".

In 2001, Gino began carving artistic wood doors in Vancouver, Canada where he continues his artistic work and exhibitions until today.

Exhibitions

2021:

  • Our Lady of Graces Parish, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    Enthronement - Ceremony of inauguration of three sacred art donated to the church

  • Xylography Museum, Campos do Jordao, SP, Brazil
    "Xylography From North to South" - Duo Exhibition with artist Arlete Santarosa (wood engravings)

2020:

          

  • Dedicated his time exclusively to sacred art throughout the pandemic time
     

2018:

  • Skye Art Gallery at Caesar Pallace, Las Vegas, USA
    Workshop  (micro-sculptures in lead pencil)

2017:

  • Skye Art Gallery at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, USA
    Permanent Exhibition (micro-sculptures in lead pencil) 

2016:

  • V Bienal Internacional de Grabados, Lima, Peru
    Group Exhibition (wood engravings) 

2014:

  • Municipal Theatre, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    Gino Savino's Art Book release: "Um Percurso de Busca" written by Brazilian writer Ignacio de Loyola Brandao and sponsored by Lupo

  • III International Print Biennale, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    Participated as a Curator (wood engravings)

  • Fifth International Miniature Print Biennale, Ottawa, Canada
    Best award winning (wood engravings)

2013:

  • Xylography Museum, Campos do Jordao, SP, Brazil
    "Wood Engravings by Gino Savino" (wood engravings)

  • Municipal Exhibition Palace, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    "Celebration of Gino Savino - 40 years in Fine Arts" (wood engravings, micro-sculptures and paintings)

2012:

  • Wies Willemsen Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
    "White & Blue" (oil on canvas and micro-sculptures in lead pencil)

  • OK Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    "The White Garden in New York" (micro-sculptures in lead pencil)

  • II Biennale of Woodblock Print, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    Group Exhibition (wood engravings)

  • X Territory of Arts, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    Group Exhibition (micro-sculptures in lead pencil and paintings)

2011:

  • Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, Holland
    Group Exhibition (micro-sculptures in lead pencil)

  • Open Art Fair, Utrecht, Holland
    Group Exhibition (micro-sculptures in lead pencil)

  • Crescent Hill Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Summer Exhibition (oil on canvas)

2010:

  • Jadite Galleries, New York, USA
    "The Microcosm of Gino Savino" (micro-sculptures in lead pencil and paintings)

  • Crescent Hill Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Group Exhibition (oil on canvas)

  • Portal Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Group Exhibition (oil on canvas)

2009:

  • Crescent Hill Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Group Exhibition (oil on canvas)

  • Portal Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Permanent Exhibition (oil on canvas)

  • City Hall, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    "Territory of Arts" (micro-sculptures in lead pencil and paintings)

2008:

  • Crescent Hill Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Group Exhibition (oil on canvas)

  • Arte Infinita Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Permanent Exhibition (oil on canvas)

  • Portal Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Permanent Exhibition (oil on canvas)

  • City Hall, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    "Territory of Arts" (wood engravings)

2005:

  • Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Canada
    "Tre Paese, Tre Amore: Brazil, Italy, Canada" (oil on canvas)

2004:

  • Exotico Brasil Café, Vancouver, Canada
    "Colours of Brazil" (oil on canvas)

1999:

  • Kaiser Art Gallery, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    "Techne Collection" (objects in wood)

1998:

  • Bras Hilton Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    "Terra Brasil Geografia Verde" (acrylic paintings)

  • Art Point Bottega di Cimabue Gallery, Florence, Italy
    "Terra Brasil Geografia Verde" (acrylic paintings)

  • Studio Palazzi, Venice, Italy
    "Terra Brasil Geografia Verde" (acrylic paintings)

  • Kaiser Art Gallery, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    "Natura Inaturalis" (acrylic paintings)

1997:

  • Art Point Bottega di Cimabue Gallery, Florence, Italy
    "Streets of the World" (objects in wood)

  • Art Point Bottega di Cimabue Gallery, Florence, Italy
    "Minimal Art" (120 micro-sculptures in lead pencil)

1992:

  • SESC Gallery, Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Araraquara Contemporary Art Group  (wood engravings)

1987:

  • Itau Bank Gallery, Catanduva, SP, Brazil
    Solo Exhibition (objects in wood and carved doors)

1986:

  • Anhembi Fair, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Group Exhibition (carved doors)

1985:

  • Itau Bank Gallery, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
    Solo Exhibition (wood engravings and carved doors)

  • Sao Paulo Cultural Centre, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Araraquara Contemporary Group Exhibition (wood engravings)

  • Art Exhibition, Americana, SP, Brazil
    Group Exhibition (wood engravings)

1984:

  • Legislative Assembly Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Solo Exhibition (objects in wood and carved doors)

  • Brazilian Architect Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Solo Exhibition (carved doors)