SILVIA RIGON holds a degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice (Italy), and a MFA from the Department of Design | Media Arts at UCLA (2002). She is a faculty at Pasadena City College in the department of Visual Arts. Previously, she worked at the Walt Disney Company and taught at RISD and UCLA. Silvia’s artistic investigation concerns the notion of monstrosity and our ambivalent perception of nature and technology. Her work has been exhibited internationally in such venues as: The California Institute of Nanotechnology in Los Angeles; The Pacific Design center, Los Angeles, The Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo, Japan; The Center for Contemporary Art in Tallin, Estonia; The Parachute Factory (Yale University), New Haven.