Silvia Canton, born in Conegliano in 1974, has practiced drawing since childhood. She graduated from the Liceo Artistico of Treviso, followed by the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. She has worked for several years with the theatrical costume designer Odette Nicoletti and has collaborated in Rome and Venice with important theater and cinema professionals, including the director Ettore Scola. The experience and competence achieved help her contribute originality and careful sense of composition to various areas, including design and architectural decoration.
Having developed a strong skill and passion for painting, since 2011 she is actively exhibiting, with personal and collective exhibitions in the most important centers of the Veneto region, as well as in Naples, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Chicago, Miami and Shanghai.
Her research brings together references to the Art Nouveau and Symbolist movements
2019 has been a very important year for the artist from a professional point of view.
The Rotary of Triveneto offered her a scholarship (the first to be assigned to a professional artist) in order to learn the ancient fresco technique alongside the fresco masters of the International School of Fresco in Feltre.
She was chosen and supported by the Amorim Group, the world leader in cork, to develop an interesting pictorial study in which the artist would experiment with cork, transforming it into the very soul of new works of art, culminating in her next personal painting exhibition scheduled for April 2020 at Palazzo Bomben in Treviso, the headquarters of the Benetton Study and Research Foundation.
She currently lives and works in Castelfranco Veneto.