Vivian Oyarbide is a visual artist working in painting, drawing and photography. Oyarbide trained as an oil painter in the classical tradition at the preeminent L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Her artwork is influenced by the experience of having lived, worked and studied in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the USA. Before training as an artist, Ms. Oyarbide worked in the international art world in London, Hong Kong and New York and specialized in Chinese art and ceramics, earning a Master of Arts degree in Chinese Art and Archaeology from the SOAS University of London in England and previously training on the legendary Sotheby’s Works of Art Course in London in the Fine and Decorative Arts. Following years of living in Europe and Asia, Oyarbide spent her formative years as an artist in New York City and has since exhibited her artwork widely in more than 55 group and solo shows worldwide including the Grand Palais in Paris, France, the AIR Gallery in New York City, the National Gallery of Costa Rica and the Florence Biennale in Italy. She has won numerous awards including the Award of Excellence in Painting at The International Fine Art Competition (2003) for The Healing Power of Art, sponsored by Manhattan Arts International, New York and winner of the 2013 SOAS Photography Competition, her photographs selected for the SOAS China Institute's forum marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, China and published in the SOAS prospectus. Oyarbide has been invited to start-up and teach fine art drawing workshops on the Rockefeller State Park Preserve in the Hudson Valley, New York and has been awarded numerous artist residencies in the United States, France, Costa Rica, Indonesia and China. Her artworks are held in public and private collections throughout the USA, France, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Indonesia and China. She lives and works in New York.