SILVIA MONGE

ARTIST - COSTA RICA

Country Head of IWS Costa Rica

Representative of the International Watercolor Society for Costa Rica, member of the Advisory Council of the Board of Directors of the IWS, member of the Costa Rican Watercolor Society.
My work can be described as a constant and continuous quest to find new techniques and materials to enrich and develop my own style, through study, research and experimentation
During my career I have been a teacher of watercolor, glass and ceramics and in recent years invited to give workshops and demonstrations in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Portugal and Czech Republic. I have served as a juror in festivals and art competitions in Ecuador, Honduras, Russia, Austria and Costa Rica.
My art has been in exhibitions in Czech Republic, Albania, Bangladesh, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, China, Colombia, Argentina, France, USA, Spain, Malaysia, Portugal, Pakistan, Vietnam. Bulgaria, Bolivia, Peru, Italy, Kosovo, Greece, Bosnia, Nepal, Serbia, Russia and Costa Rica

My Art is part of Selected Collections
• Watercolor Museum of the State of Mexico, Toluca, México
• Municipal Chamber of Torres Vedras. Portugal
• Fabriano Museum, Italy
• Hong Museum, Shanghai, China
• IWS Museum, Zhuji, China
• Imagine Glass Museum, St Petersburg, Florida
• Watercolor National Museum of México Alfredo Guati Rojo – Mexico DF, Mexico
• Inter-American Bank of Development –Latin America Collection -Washington DC, USA
• Art Museum of China – Beijing, China
• National Gallery, Museum of Science and Culture – San Jose, Costa Rica
• Omar Dengo Foundation – San Jose, Costa Rica
• Bi- Cultural Center USA- Costa Rica – San Jose, Costa Rica
• Ceramic League of Miami, Florida, USA

Received Important Awards
• 2021 Appreciation Prize, “Everything New”, Hong Kong • 2021 Best Contemporary Artist, 4 Tirana International Watercolor Biennale, Albania • 2020 Second place in Cangas de Onis International Watercolor Festival, Spain • 2019 Excellence Award, On line juried competition, Malaysia • 2019 Honorable Mention Award, International Watercolor Festival, Peru • 2018 Award for non objective subject, National Watercolor Society, California, USA • 2018 Excellence Award. 1st International Watercolor Festival, IWS Czech Republic • 2017 First Prize, II International Watercolor Biennale, IWS India • 2017 – Honorable Mention Award, III Annual Exhibition ACAV
Municipal Museum – Cartago, Costa Rica • 2016 – First Prize, Animalística en la Mirada – ACAV
National Gallery – San Jose, Costa Rica • 2015 – Honorable Mention Award, II Annual Exhibition – ACAV
National Gallery – San Jose, Costa Rica • 2015 – Best of Show – XI International Watercolor Biennale
Guati Rojo Museum – Mexico DF, Mexico • 2014 – First Prize – Dinorah Carvallo – Tridimensional Work
Annual Exhibition of Visual Artists – San Jose, Costa Rica • 2012 – National Award of Fine Arts – Aquileo J. Echeverria
Costa Rican Association of Watercolor Artists – San Jose, Costa Rica • 2010 – First Prize – Inter American Development Bank (BID)
Latin America and the Caribbean – Washington DC, United States • 2010 – Honorable Mention Award – Extreme Watercolor
National Gallery – San Jose, Costa Rica
• 2009 – Creativity Award
Miami Watercolor Society – Miami Florida, United States • 1997 – International Award
Miami Watercolor Society – Miami Florida, United States • 1992 – Honorable Mention Award XXII – Arts Award
Villa Palamos – Spain

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