Viviane Silvera
Medium: Multi-Disciplinary

Studio Location:
LIC Art Center - Studio# 206
44-02 23rd Street


Artist Bio:
Viviane Silvera has exhibited her work for 22 years, most recently at Art Basel Miami, Berlin Art Week, the Edward Hopper House, the Albright Knox, Dahesh, and Masur Museums, and El Museo de la Ciudad - Mexico. Her videos have been installed at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MGM National Harbor, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Mary Washington, The Cube Art Project with Union Bank, 4Culture Gallery in Pioneer Square, Seattle, Altspace VR (Microsoft's VR Platform), Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, and Davidson College, among other venues. Her hand painted film See Memory premiered at the Imagine Science Film Festival and is distributed through New Day Films. Her videos have been licensed by McCann Advertising and installed in hotels, universities, and museums across the globe.

Silvera has received numerous grants and awards, including a Voice x NYAA Residency, the 2013 Award of Excellence in Painting from the Edward Hopper House, the Chaim Gross, Valerie Delacorte, and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth Awards from the National Academy School of Fine Arts, a Fantasy Foundation Grant, and a Newington Cropsey Grant. Her work has been written about in the Art Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Time Out New York and The New York Times and was the cover and featured interview in Gambling the Aisle Literary magazine and the subject of a 36 page spread in Art Habens Review in 2019.

Her work is held in the permanent collections of Duke University, Davidson College, Vanderbilt University, Ziff Davis Corporate Collection, Clinton Presidential Library & Museum and Tribeca Flashpoint Media Academy. Silvera's outdoor sculpture "The Fault" was commissioned by and permanently installed for the Women's Studies Department at Vanderbilt University, where she collaborated with landscape designers, architects, and engineers to realize her design.

She is currently at work on the film series Feel Memory, which combines hand painted animation with live action, archival and first person narration to tell the stories of people who are trapped by traumatic memories and freed by imagination.

Silvera earned a BS from Tufts University in Political Science and Psychology and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She was born in Hong Kong and raised in Brazil. Presently based in New York City with her family. She is Founder and Director of On Art.

Artist Statement:
I am an artist and filmmaker whose intention is to give voice to our experience of imagining and remembering while exploring scientific discoveries that can fundamentally change our relationship to memory. My films are made in her painting studio out of thousands of hand painted stills.

All images and text copyright Viviane Silvera