SHELLY SILVER

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 6th 2013 to Aug 25th 2013
  • FROM : USA
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Shelly Silver was born in 1957 in Brooklyn, New York.  Silver attended Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, graduating in 1980 with a BA in Intellectual History and a BFA in Mixed Media, and subsequently attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.  Silver is currently an associate professor in Visual Arts, School of the Arts at Columbia University, New York, New York. 

Silver is a New York based artist utilizing video, film and photography. Her work, which spans a wide range of subject matter and genres, explores the personal and societal relations that connect and restrict us; the indirect routes of pleasure and desire; the stories that are told about us and the stories we construct about ourselves.

Silver has been exhibited widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; the Yokohama Museum, Japan; the Pompidou Center, Paris, France; the Kyoto Museum, Kyoto, Japan; the London Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England; and the London, Singapore, New York, Moscow, and Berlin Film Festivals.

Silver received fellowships and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, NYSCA, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, the Japan Foundation and Anonymous was a Woman. Broadcasts include BBC/England, PBS/USA, Arte/Germany, France, Planete/Europe, RTE/Ireland, SWR/Germany, Atenor/Spain.

Silver was in residency at Montalvo Arts Center’s Lucas Artists Residency Program in 2013.