Alicia SavioLos Angeles, CA
"I express myself through movement, which is what I did as a professional dancer. I paint and sculpt the human figure with feeling and love for my subject... I create art with my soul!”
Alicia Savio is a Contemporary Latin American artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She grew up in an Italian family listening to classical music, going to the Colon Theater Opera House and studying classical ballet. She won her first art award at the age of 7 years old, entering a contest for the Continental Drawing School via correspondence. She then showed up at the Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens to participate in an outdoor Plein Air competition at the age of 14and forgot her brushes! In a panic, she improvised and painted with her fingers, taking the First Place Award.
Her next recognition came from the Eduardo Sivori Museum for a colorful depiction of a dancer in oil pastels. A professional dancer herself, she continued to paint in the dressing rooms of all the major theaters in Buenos Aires. Her first solo show would be in honor of the dancers she had admired at the Colon Theater when a tragic airplane accident took the lives of the entire company.
Alicia specializes in depicting forms in movement through vibrant colors. Her dance career took her north from the stages of the most renowned theatres of Argentina: El Nacional, Maipo, Astros, San Martin, and Cervantes. She toured throughout Latin America with the cast of "Tango Argentino." She also played the part of ‘Go to Hell Kitty,' one of Bob Fosse's leggy dancers in "Chicago: The Musical." She became a choreographer in Mexico City working for Televisa's Univision Network. Alicia came to California and fell in love with the scenery and the warm climate, from the streets of San Francisco to the theme parks in Los Angeles. She started exhibiting her art at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. The Consul of Argentina asked her to inaugurate the new Consulate in Los Angeles, receiving special recognition from long time L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley.
Alicia's paintings were featured in Warner Bros. film "Grumpier Old Men," starring Ann Margret, who plays an artist married to Jack Lemmon. Her artwork was also used to decorate Darryl Hannah’s character’s home in the film. Director Howard Deutch acquired one of Alicia's paintings from the movie for his art collection. She also created the artwork for the Los Angeles Tango Festival held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This led to her being commissioned by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Recreation to create the poster for "Tango Magic!" at the Hollywood Bowl, where L.A. Philharmonic conductor John Mauceri acquired a SAVIO painting for his art collection also.
Alicia has exhibited in many art galleries throughout Southern California, such as the Spring Street Gallery, FAD Gallery, Fine Art Gallery, the Long Beach Museum of Arts, the Jonathan Club, Gordon Gallery, Studio Gallery, Argentine American Cultural Foundation, Music Cinema Art, Master Gallery and SelfHelp Graphics. Alicia's art has traveled to New York City's Art EXPO, the Lt. Governor's Ball in Toronto, Canada and her work was also represented by Atlas Gallery in Chicago. Her work was exhibited in "Made in California: 1900-2000" and "Wet Paint" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Blu Building Collection through LACMA's Art Sales and Rental Gallery.
Alicia has been featured in publications such as American Artist's second edition as a contemporary artist as well as the California Art Review. She was also commissioned to paint a colorful mural of dancers leaping through the air for the California State University at Los Angeles. She created set designs for the John Burroughs High School Instrumental Music Association's "Carmina Burana," under the musical direction of Tom Whaley. This won her acclaim from the Vietnam Veterans Association and a civic award from the City of Burbank for her representation of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial "The Wall.”
Alicia's dance sculptures were featured at the 4th Annual Art Exhibit at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA and also exhibited by the Pasadena Society of Artists at TownsBurr Gallery in Burbank, CA. She also received an award from the Pasadena Society of Artists for her exhibition of paintings at the Pasadena Playhouse.
To view Alicia's work please visit the Current Gallery Collection and contact the gallery directly with any purchase inquiries.