About

I’m Vânia Colaço, a Colored Pencil Portrait Artist
I explore expression in portraits.
Music and art inspire me.
I’m on a quest for my own form of contemporary realism with colored pencils.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2005
    * Mostra de Arte NON-STOP, Voarte, Santiago Alquimista, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Colective Show, Miranda do Corvo, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Colective Show “Four plus One”, Centro Cultural, Marinha Grande, Portugal
  • Colective Student Show “Equipa-te #02”, ARCA-EUAC, Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2004
    Summer Colective, Posto de Turismo, S. Pedro de Moel, Mª Grande, Portugal
  • “Equipa-te #01”, ARCA-EUAC, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Design Show & Competition (Group work), HANDITEC, Paris, France
  • 2003
    Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
  • Design Show & Competition, Centro Português do Design, Lisboa, Portugal
  • 2002
    Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
  • Spring Colective Young Talents Show, Galeria de Arte Capitel, Leiria, Portugal
  • 2001
    Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
  • Colective Show, Instituto de Artes e Ofícios, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
  • 2000
    Spring Colective Young Talents Show, Galeria de Arte Capitel, Leiria, Portugal
  • Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
  • 1998
    Salon Summer Group, Posto de Turismo, S. Pedro de Moel, Portugal
  • Art Student Show, Posto de Turismo, Alcobaça, Portugal
  • Art Colective Show, Town Gallery, Marinha Grande, Portugal
  • 1997
    Spring Colective Young Talents Show, Galeria de Arte Capitel, Leiria, Portugal
  • Art Colective Show, Town Gallery, Marinha Grande, Portugal
  • 1996
    Art Colective Show, Town Gallery, Marinha Grande, Portugal

Solo Exhibition

  • 2021
    Expo Mirada, Bambi Caffe -São Pedro de Moel, Leiria, Portugal
  • 2020
    *Solo Show, Pedra d’Ouro Gallery, Alcobaça, Leiria, Portugal

Press & Media

Awards & Honours

  • 2021
    Faber- Castell Official Sponsorship
  • 2004
    Final Selection for Design Show & Competition (Group work), HANDITEC, Paris, France
  • 2003
    Bombay Sapphire Cocktail Glass Design Competition - Exhibition Selection - Centro Português de Design
  • 1997
    Drawing Selected for print - Ragazza Magazine - Grupo Planeta

Education

  • 2010-2011
    Business and Marketing, Masters Degree | CESIF, Madrid, Spain
  • 1999 – 2005
    Bachelor Degree Design | University of Arts, Coimbra, Portugal

Workshops & Classes Attended

  • Drawing
    Prof. Painter José Mouga, Museu Joaquim Correia, Marinha Grande
  • Painting
    Irene Gomes | Olinda Colaço | Gama Diniz | Carlos Reis