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Luis Silva

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EDUCATION

1988 Columbia University, M.F.A. Printmaking and painting

1985-86 Columbia University

1984 Harvard University, A.B. Major in Government concentrating in Developmental Politics

EXHIBITIONS

2004
Museum of Modern Art, Gramercy Theater, New York, NY
Re-edit of Victor Seastrom’s The Wind (1928)
DVD Projection with Kiki Smith
G Fine Art, Washington, DC
Group Exhibition
Visual AIDS at Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibition and Benefit for Visual AIDS

2003
Corcoran Museum/Washington Project for the Arts(WPA/C), Washington, DC
Curator’s Choice – Exhibiton curated by museums in the Washington DC
metropolitan area for the WPA/C
Artpoint, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL
Renegade – Group exhibition of work curated from alternative non-commercial galleries exhibited as a satellite of Art Basel Miami.  My inclusion in this exhibition comes through a submission by Gallery 4, Baltimore, MD and Fusebox Gallery, Washington, DC.
G Fine Art, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibition of Video, Painting, and Digital Prints
Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio, Group Exhibition
Visual AIDS at Gallerie Lelong, New York, NY
Group Exhibition and Benefit for Visual AIDS
Art Center, Milan, IT
Group Exhibition

    2002
University of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
            Serious Fun – Group Exhibition curated by Stacey Schmidt,
            Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Museum of Art
            (December 2002 exhibition)   
        Visual AIDS at Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY
            Group Exhibition and Benefit for Visual AIDS
            (October 2002 exhibition)

        Gallery 4, Baltimore, MD
            Group Exhibition
   
2001
Arts 901 – G Fine Art, Washington, DC
            Digital Print Installation at the Department of Justice
        Visual AIDS at Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
            Group Exhibition and Benefit for Visual AIDS
        Studio 7, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
            Through the Looking Glass: Caricature and Revision –
            Group Exhibition of Video and Installation
        Studio 7, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
            Group Exhibition
    Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts,
            Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
            Group Exhibition

2000
        Studio 7, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
            Group Exhibition
Visual AIDS at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
            Group Exhibition and Benefit for Visual AIDS
        Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY
            Group Exhibition of Artists’ Books
        Fulcrum Gallery, Washington, DC
            Solo Installation
        Studio 7 Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
            Liminal – Group Exhibition
        E.J. Vaughn Associates, New York, NY
            Group Painting Exhibition
        The Working Space, New York, NY
            Group Painting Exhibition
        Artomatic, Washington, DC
            Group Painting and Installation Exhibition

    1999
Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC
            Seduction – Group Painting Exhibition
        Sala dell’Antico Molino, Corciano, Italy
            Group Exhibition
        Schwarzenberg’shcen Meierie, Schrattenberg, Austria
            Group Exhibition

1998

Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY
Group Print Exhibition curated by Tomas Vu Daniel
PS122 Gallery, New York, NY
        Group Painting Exhibition
Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC
Painting and Drawing Exhibition

Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Group Painting Exhibition

1996
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston MA
Painting Exhibition

1995
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Places Far and Near – Group Painting Exhibition
Tower Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Painting Exhibition

1994
Carpenter Center for Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Alumni Exhibition
Galeria Jaudenes, Madrid, Spain
Group Painting Exhibition
Drawing Center, New York, NY
Group Drawing Exhibition
Ludlow Alternative, New York, NY
Symbology –
Group Painting Exhibition

1993
Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Group Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
Portuguese Consulate, Newark, NJ
Group Painting Exhibition
Bridge Gallery, El Paso TX
Group Painting Exhibition

1992

Art Space Salomon, Ichinomiya, Japan
Group Painting Exhibition
Gallery - M (Milhouse), Kasugai, Japan
Group Painting and Print Exhibition
Gallery Oh, Ichinomiya, Japan
Group Painting and Print Exhibition
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Group Painting Exhibition

1991
Water Street Studios, New York, NY
Group Painting Exhibition

1990
Windows on White, New York, NY
Window Installation
Water Street Studios, New York, NY
Group Drawing Exhibition

1988
Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY
Group Painting Exhibition
Columbia University Library, New York, NY
Group Print and Drawing Exhibition
Columbia University Gallery, New York, NY
Group Painting Exhibition
Columbia University, New York, NY
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition

1987
Symphony Space, New York, NY
Group Painting and Drawing Exhibition

1985
Carpenter Center of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Group Painting and Print Exhibition

Print
Sarah Godfrey, “Artifacts: Groovy Ghoulies,” The Washington City Paper; June 11, 2004
“2004 Guide:  Galleries and Museums,” Art in America; August 2004
Michael O’Sullivan, “Transforming 14th Street,” The Washington Post; Sept. 24, 2004; pg. T 40
Michael O'Sullivan, “A Gander at the Galleries of Georgetown,” The Washington Post; May 2, 2003; pg. T.43
Dawson, Jessica, “Guise and Dolls,” Washington Post (April 10, 2003), p. C5
“Art Wrap,” The Georgetowner (April 18, 2003)
        McCabe, Bret, “Three Way:  Gallery Four’s Trio of Fresh Artistic Visions,”
        City Paper (Baltimore, Vol. 26, No. 26, June 26-July 3, 2002), pp. 41-42
        O’Sullivan, Michael, “A Pop (Culture) Quiz,” Washington Post (June 28, 2002),
        Weekend Section, p. 48
        O’Sullivan, Michael, “Weekend’s Best:  Our Picks,” Washington Post (June 14,
        2002), Weekend Section, p. 3
        Dawson, Jessica, “Galleries:  Caricature at Studio 7,” Washington Post (April 5,
        2001), p. C5

Teaching History

Chairperson, Department of Art
American University (Fall 2004-Present)
Head BFA Studio Art, MFA Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History; oversee Department’s move to new Katzen Art Center at American University; major revision and restructuring of MFA and BFA Studio Art Programs
Associate Professor,
American University (1997-Present)
Graduate seminar in painting, critical theory, graduate drawing, and printmaking; undergraduate painting, drawing, printmaking and general education courses; graduate and undergraduate critiques and studio visits
Visiting Artist,
George Mason University (2001, 2002)
    Visiting artist in painting; viewing of slides; discussion of my work as well
as themes in contemporary art; critiques of senior painting majors
Director/Instructor,
American University Studio Art Program in Corciano, Italy (1999, 2000)
Administer program and budget; Graduate seminar in painting, graduate drawing; Undergraduate painting, drawing, and printmaking; Graduate and undergraduate critiques and studio visits
Instructor/Visiting Artist,
School of Art, Chautauqua Institution (1998-Present)
Drawing, printmaking, and painting seminars and critiques in Chautauqua summer painting program; public lectures at the Center for Visual Arts
Instructor/Resident Artist/Visiting Critic,
Massachusetts College of Art (1995-1997, 2000, 2001)
Painting and drawing classes for junior and senior painting majors; drawing class for printmaking majors; lecture series and studio critiques for graduate students in painting; review and advising of graduate painters
Visiting Artist,
Tyler School of Art (1996)
Visiting artist in painting; viewing of slides; discussion of my work as well as themes in contemporary art; critiques of senior painting majors
Instructor,
Columbia University (1994)
Instructor in printmaking; taught two classes on undergraduate and graduate levels for professor taking emergency leave of absence
Visiting Artist,
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (1994)
Visiting artist in painting; viewing of slides; discussion of my work as well as themes in contemporary art
Visiting Artist,
Massachusetts College of Art (1994)
Visiting artist in painting; viewing of slides; discussion of my work as well as themes in contemporary art; studio visits
Instructor/Assistant/Printshop Manager,
Columbia University (1991-1993)
Teaching printmaking workshop; assistant in teaching two undergraduate multi-level printmaking courses; critiquing student projects; studio visits; managing and maintaining Columbia University Printshop
Visiting Artist,
Massachusetts College of Art (1993)
    Visiting artist in printmaking; demonstration of processes; discussion of themes in contemporary
Visiting Artist,
Brandeis University (1992)
    Visiting artist in printmaking; demonstration of processes; discussion of themes in contemporary
Teaching Assistant,
Columbia University (1986-1988)
    Assistant in graduate and undergraduate printmaking



Lectures and Panels:

Library of Congress/Southern Graphics Council, Expanding Vocabularies: Graphic Artmaking in the Digital Age (2005)
Panel presenter with Ferdinand Protzman, DC-based art/cultural writer and critic; David Adamson, DC gallery owner; John Paul Caponigro, Maine photographer; Octavo Cretu, Maryland Anaconda Press owner; and Jane Hammond, New York printmaker
Cafritz Panel Presenter (The Challenge of Developing Arts Programs for Changing Populations 2004).
Presentation and panel discussion for local arts organizations