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Regina Silvers
New York, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE PROJECT As an artist, I bear witness. Working from nature or documenting the cause of peace, my commitment is to observe and verify that moment of life in front of me; to distill the intrinsic meaning found in the structure, form and flow; to record my observations, thus validating the event. I am driven to paint nature and people-- capturing my subjects in action. When I spent time in upstate New York, I focused on rocks, water, and plant-life, rather than still lifes or sweeping panoramas. When my practice became based entirely in Manhattan, I began to paint from my sketches and photographs of people in action on nearby urban streets–most often local protesters. From this impulse I have produced a body of work based on the women of the activist group, The Granny Peace Brigade. I have followed these courageous women, photographing and drawing them while joining their demonstrations. The project synthesizes my concerns as an artist, activist, and feminist. Making paintings from my documentation of these feisty seniors provides me–an activist since the days I marched against the Vietnam War with the Women’s Strike for Peace–a wonderful opportunity to merge my political convictions and concerns with my aesthetic quest to create dynamic paintings. Through my active witness, I convey the vitality of these passionate older women who are defying the perceived limits of age and sex to live up to the slogan on one of their placards- “Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport”. At the same time I am broadening my painting vocabulary, exploring ways to visually express their spirit and message. So the project is as much about painting as it is about the narrative.
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Regina Silvers
The White Street Studio
50 White Street
New York, NY 10013

212 219 1388
212-941-7262
www.reginasilvers.com
reginasilvers@earthlink.net

EDUCATION
Art Students League, NYC
Pratt Graphics Center, NYC
M.A. Columbia University, NYC

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2012 Art of Democracy, Sacred Gallery, Soho NYC
2012 Activist New York Museum of the City of New York
2012 Women Artists Represented Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ
2012 Art Jam Hudson Guild Gallery, Chelsea NYC
2012 Bloom TIme Holday Inn, LIC, NY
2012 It’s a Small, Small World. Family Business, Chelsea, NYC
2012 Women:Realiizng Perspectives One Gallery, Newark, NJ
2012 Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain Art Fair, NYC
2011 On The Issues, Summer issue
2010 CloseUp: Small Works. BAG,NYC.
2011-00 TOAST: TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour, NYC
2009 Eye on Wall Street Federal Hall, NYC
2009 Regina Silvers Paintings,.Synagogue for the Arts, Tribeca, NYC
2008 Group Exhibition, Art Gotham, NYC
2008 Group Exhibition, The Culture Center, NYC
2008 A TOAST to TOAST Synagogue for the Arts, NYC
2007 A Duet of Gestural Eloquence, Pfizer, Inc.
2006 Square Foot Show, Art Gotham Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
2005 Solo Exhibition, Into the Landscape, NYC Business Solutions Center.
2005 Annual Fine Art Benefit Philip Colleck, Ltd., NYC
2005 Spring Blues, Art Gotham, Chelsea, NYC
2004 Small Works Invitational, Blue Mountain Gallery. Chelsea, NYC
2004 Solo Exhibition: Close Up, NYU Downtown Hospital
2003 TriBeCa Artists at Ptarmigan Gallery, Homer, Alaska
2003 Lucky Draw, Loew Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
2002 Small Works Invitational, Blue Mountain Gallery. Chelsea, NYC
2002 ABC: Artists Below Canal, Tribeca, NYC
2002 Lucky Draw, Lowe Gallery, Hudson Guild, Chelsea, NYC
2001 Watercolor Magic, Lowe Gallery, Hudson Guild, Chelsea, NYC
2001 DOCUMENTA USA Detroit Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI
2001 NY Artist Circle/Santa Fe, Mills Atelier Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2000 White Street Studio Group Show, NYC
1999, 98, 97 FranklinFest, NYC
1998 Solo Exhibition Trail Notes: Dorland & Mink Hollow, Riverrun, NYC
1998 Small Works Invitational, Blue Mountain Gallery. NYC
1998 Media Madness, OIA at Westbeth Gallery, NYC
1997, 96, 95 White Street Studio Show , NYC
1997 Mass Mediums. OIA at Westbeth Gallery NYC
1995 Bridging the Gap: Perspectives in Landscape, Chappaqua,NYLibrary Gallery
1995 6th Annual Juried Painting Exhibition, Synchronicity Space Gallery, NYC
1993 The Seven National Art Competition, Asheville NC
1991 A Current River View, Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
1990 Gardens, Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

RELATED AWARDS/WORK EXPERIENCE/ AFFILIATIONS
Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
Residency, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula CA

Founder, Former President,TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST), Inc.
Former Director, Curator, Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Member, NY Artists Circle
 








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