Kazaan Viveiros in her studio, 2021. Photo by Kevin Blythe.
Artist Kazaan Viveiros earned a BA with distinction from the University of Virginia in Studio Art and Religious Studies, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
She has since exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in Europe, including solo shows in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, Scottsdale, AZ, Richmond, VA, and Savannah, GA. In 2003, curator Rafaella Guidobono gave her a solo exhibition at TAD Concept Store in Rome.
Viveiros’s paintings have been collected by a wide array of corporations, including eBay and Capital One Bank, as well as by individuals such as Wal-Mart’s Rob Walton and novelist Danielle Steel. Her large diptych, The Whale, was purchased by Banner Desert Children’s Hospital and currently hangs in their radiology ward. Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center has many of her works in their collection. In addition, five of Viveiros’s paintings were purchased by the Art in Embassies Program and are permanently installed in the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She is a 2022 recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a 2011 Bethesda Painting Awards semi-finalist, was twice chosen as a visiting artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, and was twice an artist-in-residence at Weir Farm in Wilton, CT. Viveiros was also an artist-in-residence at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Southern California. In 2015, she became a Fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.