Holly Savas is an artist whose work is driven by combining dissonant elements that exaggerate the visual contrasts she sees in the world around her. Creative journal Mud Season Review writes that Savas’ Containers series “engages with the tension created when modern, contemporary colors and patterns are paired with more primitive shapes” as an exploration of the contrast between old and new.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Holly has worked from her home studio in San Francisco’s North Panhandle neighborhood for almost two decades. She has also lived in Spain, Southern California and New York City. Holly shows her work in the Bay Area and throughout California, and recently won the Sustainable Arts Foundation Finalist Award given to working artists with families.

JURIED EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS 2017-2018
Healdsburg Center for the Arts “Purely Abstract: Visions of Line, Form, and Color” Healdsburg, CA (4/28/18 – 6/3/18)
SOLO SHOW Madusalon, San Francisco, CA (1/1/18 – 5/1/18)
Art Works Downtown “Art of Abstraction”, San Rafael, CA (2017)
Firehouse Arts Center “Along The Lines”, Pleasanton, CA (2017)
SOLO SHOW Secret Agent Salon, San Francisco, CA (2017)
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JURIED EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS 2016
STUDIO Gallery “tiny”, San Francisco, CA
STUDIO Gallery “Delicious” San Francisco, CA
Sanchez Art Center “50/50”, Pacifica, CA
Chico Art Center “National All Media”, Chico, CA
B/G Gallery “Spectrum :: Gestalt 3”, Santa Monica, CA
STUDIO Gallery “Abstracts” San Francisco, CA
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JURIED EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS 2015
STUDIO Gallery “tiny”and “HUGE”, San Francisco, CA
Gallery 621 “MICROCOSMOS”, Benicia, CA
B/G Gallery “Spectrum :: Gestalt 2”, Santa Monica, CA
Red Dot Studio, San Francisco, CA
Harrington Gallery “Fresh Works V”, Pleasanton, CA
Dab Art Gallery”Neoteric International”, Ventura, CA
International Society of Acrylic Painters 6th Annual Open
i.d.e.a. Museum “Build It!”, Mesa, AZ
Orange County Creatives “Tiny Bites”, Laguna Beach, CA
Gallery Route One “Reaction”, Point Reyes, CA
ARC Gallery “Impulse”, San Francisco, CA
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RECENT PRESS
Kolaj Magazine: “Resonance, Social Concern & Garbage” (February 2018)
Artist Portfolio Magazine Artist Feature (January 2017)
National Collage Society: Artist Spotlight (May 2016)
Mud Season Review: Art: Issue 17 (February 2016)
ArtsyShark.com: Artist Feature (November 2015)
Bluebird Art: The Artist at Home: Holly Savas Artist and Studio Feature (April 2015)
ArtsyShark.com: Art Studio Visit: What’s Your Creative Inspiration? (January 2015)
Kolaj Magazine: Artist Portfolio Feature Issue 11 (January 2015)
ArtsyShark.com: Color” Featured Artist (October 2014)
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EDUCATION
1995 BBA – Marketing, University of Wisconsin – Madison
1994 BA – Spanish, University of Wisconsin – Madison