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Ex Nihilo

11/01/2022 - 11/29/2022

Phoenix Center for the Arts' Larry Wilson Gallery, Phoenix AZ


Dates: November 1 – November 29
Title: Ex Nihilo
Artist: Sebastiao Pereria
Medium: Collage/Water Color/Mixed Media Paintings 
Location: Larry Wilson Gallery at Phoenix Center for the Art


Wednesdays through Saturdays
11 a.m. to 4 p.m

Gallery access can also be made by appointment.
To request a viewing, call (602) 254-3100 or email info@phoenixcenterforthearts.org to make an appointment.


Monday, November 4, 2022 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Meet artist Sebastiao Pereira  during his opening reception of “Ex Nihilo”. The reception is open to the public for FREE, and art is available for purchase.

Sebastiao Pereria
Image of Sebastiao Pereira


Sebastiao Pereira was born in Brazil and educated in the United States. The artist has a long list of solo exhibitions and numerous juried local, state, national and international competitions. He has shown his art with the American Watercolor Society in New York, Watercolor USA at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri. His work is highly respected by other artists and has been selected by many well-known artists as part of juried competitions. 

“Ex Nihilo” is a Latin term that literally means “from or out of nothing”. Collage is derived from the French word coller which means “to glue.” Sebastiao Pereria is a master of Ex Nihilo creativity. 

Utilizing scraps of paper or square paint samples he creates photo-realistic portraits of people he knows and admires. 

Collage Portrait by Sebastiao Pereria
Detail of collage portrait by Sebastiao Pereria 

“They are portraits of people I know.

They are my heroes. They are my friends.

I love to see them, side by side, sharing the same wall space.”

 – Sebastiao Pereira