Cecilia Abs André


In 1984 and 2003, Cecilia did two solo shows at Adriana Penteado Arte Contemporanea gallery.Cecilia taught fine art at Museu Lasar Segall, Centro Cultural São Paulo, and Colegio Equipe in Brazil.

Cecilia’s first art studio, designed by architects Paolielo and Vainer, is featured in the book Arquiteturas no Brasil / Anos 80(Brazilian Architecture of the 80’s).

Since moving to New York in 1982, Cecilia has raised a family on Manhattan’s Upper West Side while working out of an Upper East Side artist loft building where Andy Warhol once learned to silkscreen. She now teaches at her studio and at PS6, a NYC public school one block away from the MET museum.

In New York, Cecilia has shown her work at the Broome St. Gallery, the Venezuelan Consulate Gallery, and the Painting Center. She has held solo shows at Biche de Bere - a French store and gallery in Soho, and at Gallery Onetwentyeight in the Lower East Side. This latter show was curated by artist Kazuko Miyamoto,artist and long-time constructor of Sol Lewitt’s projects. For four consecutive years, 2009 to 2012, Cecilia participated in the NYC Figment Project with colorful outdoor paintings and a 20-foot long installation called Macunaima Project.   

CONTACT:     cicaandre@msn.com

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Cecilia Abs André is a Brazilian painter, born and raised in São Paulo, who currently resides in New York.

After graduating from a 5-year arts education program at FAAP(BFA & BAE) and studying with contemporary artists in Sao Paulo, she came to the U.S. to study art at the New York Studio School, Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts.

Upon returning to Brazil, Cecilia participated in the first emerging artist exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, MAM-SP, with ten large paintings. She also showed at museums such as MIS- Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo, Fundação Bienal and IAB-Architects Institute of São Paulo.