Viviane was born in Hong Kong and was raised in both Hong Kong and Brazil, where she began her studies in art, before moving to New York City. After earning her BA from Tufts University, Viviane she received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art.
While in graduate school, Viviane taught art history and drawing for the Museum School at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and created an outdoor sculpture for Vanderbilt University’s Women’s Studies Department. The monument was installed and unveiled one year after she received her MFA.
Many museum education projects immediately followed, including: Lecturing at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Marymount Manhattan College and directing the Visiting Artists Program at The Brooklyn Historical Society. While at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Viviane created off site programming for the museum with guided tours of Brooklyn’s burgeoning gallery and studio neighborhoods in Williamsburg and DUMBO.
In 2002, Viviane founded her own guided gallery and studio tour practice; On Art. Throughout the creation of On Art, Viviane has continued to build her career as an exhibiting artist. She has shown extensively in New York, most recently with solo and group exhibitions at Denise Bibro Fine Art and formerly with several solo exhibitions with 511 Gallery in Chelsea and Lake Placid. She has also exhibited at the Museo de la Cuidad-Mexico, the Albright Knox Gallery and the Dahesh Museum. Viviane’s work can be seen in the Clinton Presidential Center art collection in Little Rock, AR, Vanderbilt University’s Garden of Great Ideas, The Ziff Corporate Collection in Hong Kong as well as corporate and private collections through the United States and Taiwan .
Her current project-now in the final stages of post production, is an 18 minute stop motion film, made out of 15,000 painting stills, entitled “See Memory”. The film will be screened around the world, including at The Edward Hoper House in May 2016, and the University of Jiao Tong Shanghai in Fall 2016.
Viviane is on the Faculty of the National Academy School and Museum of Fine Arts and The 92nd Street Y School of The Arts.