The passion for “handmade” and the continuous experimentation on the interconnection of manual proceedings of stucco moulding and modern processes of casting different materials
Iva Viana was born in Viana do Castelo, in 1980. She graduated in Fine Arts – sculpture, from the Faculty of Fine Arts, in Porto.
Between 2003 and 2004 she also spent some time in Akademia Sztuk Pieknych (Academy of Fine Arts), in Cracow, Poland, where she attended ceramics, stone and multimedia technology classes. In 2007, she initiated her activity as a sculpture technician at an international company, specialized in ornamental plasterwork, and, in 2009, made a traineeship with the sculptor Pierre Merlin, in Nimes, France.
"The works of Iva Viana are spread around the world, and with them a little bit of Portugal."
She has also been to Mozambique and Brazil, as a part of an artistic exchange programme. Her portfolio includes, among others, plasterwork panels, created for the hotels Four Seasons, in London, and Shangri-La, in Paris.
Since the beginning of 2013, she manages to continue working on her previous works, alongside personal projects, which are developed in her own atelier.
Iva Viana – Sculpture Atelier is born in 2013, in Viana do Castelo, as a personal creative space, and as a result of the will to explore, with absolute freedom and autonomy, the experience gained, namely related to the traditional technique of ornamental sculpture in plaster, creating signed works and pieces.
The passion for “handmade” and the continuous experimentation on the interconnection of manual proceedings of stucco moulding and modern processes of casting different materials, set up the craved instance where past and future meet, as for objects, buildings or even landscapes, which she wants to take part in.