Johab Silva, a native Brazilian, has been working in Washington, D.C. since 2008. Sense of place, inheritance, appropriation and identity are themes that motivate him. He works to convey the unexpected story through the interpretations of found objects through assemblages and within them, the endless possibilities of abstraction. Silva’s work has been shown at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Miami Art Palace and the Santo Andre Museum of Art. He earned a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art, where he is also pursuing his Masters of Arts in Education.