Sérgio Rabinovitz (1955-) was born in Salvador where he still lives. He studied under the painters Calasans Neto and Mário Cravo Jr, and then at the Wesleyan University, Connecticut and at Cooper Union, New York City, graduating with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. Throughout his career as an artist he has often sought to represent the people and places of Bahia.
He was chosen to represent Brazilian art at the eleventh international BRASA conference held at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in September 2012. All the works shown here were on exhibition during that conference.
He had his first exhibition in 1975 in Salvador, which has been followed by shows in museums and galleries in Brazil and abroad, Individual exhibitions have included shows at the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (1976, 1979, 1996); the Houghton Gallery, New York, USA (1978); the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP, 1980); the Museu de Arte do Estado da da Bahia (1980); the Museu Metropolitano de Arte de Curitiba (1996); the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (1997); the Paulo Darzé Galeria de Arte, Salvador (1998, 2003); the Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado, Salvador (1998); the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Curitiba; and Por Amor a arte Galeria, Portugal (2007). Illini Gallery USA (2012).
His work is part of the following collections: the Davison Art Center (Connecticut, USA); Window South Collection (California, USA); Cooper Union Foundation (New York, USA); Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia; Banco Safra (São Paulo, Brazil); Coleção Kim Esteve (São Paulo, Brazil); University of New Mexico (USA); Manilow Collection, (Chicago USA); Secretaria de Cultura do Estado da Bahia; Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado (Bahia, Brazil); Secretaria de Cultura do Estado do Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil); Embaixada do Brasil no Chile (Santiago, Chile), SuperClubs Breezes (Costa do Sauípe-Bahia, Brazil)
See a 4-part video on Sérgio's creative process at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUaIfAmuw
Also an interview with him in Portuguese at http://www.canalassembleia.ba.gov.br/Det