Silvia Cordero Vega, Visiting Artist

Students will learn how to work with the ruling pen, one of the most adaptable instruments with big creative potential to develop new writing and drawing. Register for this workshop on Sat., 5/4 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

About calligraphy artist Silvia Cordero Vega

Silvia Cordero Vega, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1988 with in Graphic Design and has attended workshops with internationally reknown calligraphers. In 1998 and 1999 she got her National Diploma in Calligraphy (Foundation and Intermediate) granted by the CLAS (Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society).

She has researched the history of writing in several libraries and museums, such as: Museum Plantin Moretus, Bruges’s Public Library (Belgium), Museum Amsterdam (Holland), Museum Cluny, (France), Library Medicea-Laurenciana, Apostolic Library Vaticana (Italy), British Library, The Bodleian Library, Victory and Albert Museum (England), Trinity College (Ireland), Klingspor Museum (Germany), The Pierpont Morgan Library, Metropolitan Museum, Paul Getty Museum, Public Library of San Francisco (USA) among other public and private institutions devoted to preserving and studying manuscripts.

She promotes the calligraphic art in Latin-America by giving lectures and conducting workshops. Interested in calligraphy as an art form, she explores how historical scripts can develop into new, contemporary calligraphy. She has been Assistant Professor of Typography at the University of Buenos Aires and the author of calligraphy books “Alphabets, flora and fauna” and “Journey in ruling pen”.