Lavinia Góes creates colorful work in acrylic on wood or canvas, inspired by the mix of her affective memory, her life experiences in different countries and the light and warmth of the tropics. She uses many layers of paint in an abstract construction. Those elements create a personal connection to family traditions like Christmas dinner with ancient tableware and shiny silverware at her grandmother’s house.
Born in Rio, raised in Brasilia, Lavinia now lives and work in Paris. Her latest research is based in the French pottery history and its artisanal savoir-faire. This appears in some loose drawings and is hidden in the paintings.
Lavinia holds a BFA in History, Theory and Criticism of Art. She studied intersections and interrelations between Art and Design and has long since worked as a graphic designer.
Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES), Vitoria, Brazil. BFA in History, Theory and Criticism of Art, 2007.
1996 – Galeria de Arte do MEC. Brasília, Brazil.
2006 – Students Group exhibition. UFES, Vitoria, Brazil
1997 – Absoluta, Galeria de Arte ECT. Brasília, Brazil.
1994 – 1° Salão BRB Arte de Pintura. Brasília, Brazil.
2015 – 2019 - Affiliated member of the Maison des Artistes, France.
2008 - Lifestyle and art consulting for Galerie Enrico Navarra with Damien Clergerie for the book Made by Brazilians, published in 2017. Paris, France.
2016 – 2019 - Communication Director and Project Manager, Electric Hors les Murs, Paris, France. Attributions: Online/Offline communication and marketing strategies management, visual identity Standards, coordination, CRM development (Salesforce and Mailchimp), Creative Content management, Project Development, Art Curatorship and Public/Press relations consulting.
2007 – 2010 - Partner and Art Director, entre-tanto, Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil. Attributions: Studio - prospection, creation, account management, development, production and coordination of local and international projects and exhibitions linked to art and graphic and product design. Store/art gallery - Exhibition setup, curatorship, management, service to the public and prospection of suppliers. Partner with Cila MacDowell.
2001 – 2007, 2011 – 2013 - Art Director, Luan Comunicação – Brasília (DF), Brazil. Attributions: creation e coordination of graphic projects for events and publications, graphic production.
2000 – 2001 - Account Management and Graphic Production Consulting, Grupo Takano - Editora Gráfica, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)/São Paulo (SP), Brazil. Attributions: consulting and account management for the printer at design shops, advertising companies in Rio de Janeiro. Coordination of pre-press processes, printing and distribution of publications, from medium to large print volumes.
1997 – 2000 - Art Director Rio Grande Comunicação, Brasília (DF), Brazil. Attributions: creation and coordination of graphic projects for events and publications, graphic production.