About me

Education and works


Silvia Canton was born in Conegliano in 1974. She graduated, with top marks, in theatrical scenography at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma [Rome Academy of Fine Arts]. After her studies, she worked alongside the costume designer Odette Nicoletti for several years as a graphic assistant, collaborating with important theatre and film professionals in Rome and Venice, including the director Ettore Scola. 

From 2007 she developed a passion for painting, and has since been regularly and actively exhibiting with personal and collective exhibitions in the most important centres of the Veneto region, and also in Naples, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Chicago, Miami and Shanghai.

In 2018 she was the coordinator of contemporary art events at the Fondazione Villa Emo Onlus [Villa Emo NFP Foundation]. 

In 2019 she was chosen by the Amorim Cork Italia to develop a pictorial study based on the recycling of virgin cork. The Amorim Group is the world’s leading of cork.


The artistic research originated at the end of 2018, from the artist’s desire to find a solution that would make her pictorial subjects more material, leading to the search for an original material from Mother Earth, the virgin cork. 

This raw material that cannot be used for the production of cork stoppers. The least noble and the most impure, commercially destined for milling and processed into technical granulates for the green building industry. This material is a precious treasure chest for the artist to develop an important research project that was supported by the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche in Treviso in the solo exhibition “InDivenire.The metamorphosis of cork” hosted at Palazzo Bomben in Autumn 2021.

The research conducted by the artist presents itself as a new artistic language in the contemporary art scene, and several magazines, including  ArteIn n.6-which lists her among the 200 artists to focus on in 2022 – AreaArte, Meer, Acini, Bubble’s and the art portal Exhibart, are talking about it.

The project receives the SPECIAL MENTION in the ARS (art reuse sustainability) of CORK prize of ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 2023.

In 2020 she was selected by the publisher Edizioni Chartesia to create an introductory painting to the Canticle of Purgatory for the three-volume illustrated work of the Divine Comedy.

She lives and works in Castelfranco Veneto.

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Silvia Canton - Artista e pittrice a Castelfranco Veneto, Italia


Via Garibaldi 29,
Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
P.iva 03919010268

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