Bobby Silverman

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Bio

Bobby Silverman is an artist and designer who lives and works in New York City.

His work has been exhibited internationally and is in many public and private collections including the Museum of  Arts and Design, New York City, the European Ceramic Work Center, s’Hertogenbosch,The Netherlands, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC and the  Renwick Gallery /Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington ,DC.

He has received fellowships from the Louisiana State Council for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts and the Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship

He received his MFA from the  New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, his BFA from the  Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO and his  BA in Social Geography, Cum Laude, from Clark University Worcester, MA. He has taught and lectured in China, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

Statement

“We know not through our intellect but through our experience.”
― Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Unlike other philosophers, Merleau-Ponty emphasized the body as well as the mind as a gateway to understanding the world. His belief that the body and that which it perceived could not be separated seems perfectly suited to the perceptual and haptic sensibilities of fired clay.

I was initially trained as a social geographer and later as an artist. Acknowledging this early training and reflecting the mind-body understanding, my current work connects the way in which we both visualize information and viscerally experience this process of perception.

Artwork

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EDUCATION

1981-1983     MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics Alfred University,
Alfred, NY
1978-1980     BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1974-1978     BFA Social Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA (Cum
Laude)
1976-1977     Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2007          Louisiana State Council of the Arts Artist Entrepreneur Grant
2004    Louisiana State Council of the Arts Mini-Grant Individual Fellowship
1999    Louisiana State Council of the Arts Individual Fellowship
1995    Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship
1988    New York State Council of the Arts Artist in Resident Fellowship

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014          “Art and Industry” Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2011          European Ceramic Work Center ( with CW&T)  s’Hertogenbosch, Holland
2008    Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
2007     “Code/Ornament” Bentley Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
2007    Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2006    European Ceramic Work Center, s’Hertogenbosch, Holland
2006    Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
2004    Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2003    Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
2003    Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
2001    Ferrin Gallery, SOFA, New York, NY
2001     Gallery Materia Scottsdale, AZ
2000    Farrell/Pollack Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2000    Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
1998    Gallery Materia , Scottsdale, AZ
1998    European Ceramic Work Center s’Hertogenbosch, Holland
1998    Firehouse Arts Center, Norman,
1989    Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015          “Immersion: Becoming You”, Waterfall Mansion, New York
“Made In China: The New Export Ware “ Ferrin Contemporary
“Miami  Projects, New York Ceramics and Glass Fair
2014          “Made In China: The New Export Ware “ Ferrin Contemporary
“Miami  Projects, Miami,FL
“Made In China” International Art Projects, North Adams, MA
2103          “Ceramic Top 40” Belger Art Center, KC, MO
“Convergence” Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
2011           British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-On-Trent,England
2010          “Boom or Bust” Lyons Weir Gallery, NY,NY
“(Re)Form  H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City,MO
“Ceramics and Architecture” Dutch Design Week. European Ceramic Work
Center, Netherlands
2009         “Survey of Contemporary Art”, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
2008    “New Now” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyen, WI
“Summer Show” Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007    “Multiples” Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2005    “Summer Show, Gallery Artists”, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
SOFA New York, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2004     SOFA Chicago, Sherry Leedy Gallery,
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, SOFA, Chicago
2003    21st Century Ceramics, Columbia College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Art Form Palm Beach: International Fair for Dimensional Fine Art, Ferrin
Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Shared Passion: The Sara David Liberman Collection, Arizona State
University, Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ
2002     An Invitational, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
La Grange National 2002 Biennial, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, La
Grange,     GA
2001    A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray’s Influence, Holter
Museum of Art
2000    Color and Form, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
SOFA Park Ave Armory/ Gallery Materia, New York,NY
Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier/ Gallery Materia, Chicago, IL
1999    Revolution of Style, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
Rendezvous, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearny NE
An Invitational, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
1998    Introductions, Ferrin Gallery, Northhampton, MA
Summer Show, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, OR
1997    The Best in Contemporary Clay, Cincinnati Art Museum
1996     Southern Arts Federation Art Auction Governor’s Mansion, Atlanta,
LaGrange National Biennial XIX Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange,
1995    1995 SAF/NEA Regional Fellowships in Crafts Halsey Gallery, Charleston,
SC
Winter Showcase Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Artist on their Own Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
Art in Bloom New Orleans Art Museum, New Orleans, LA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS (selected)

Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
The Berman Collection, New York, NY Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
Ceramic Research Center at Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, La Grange, GA
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
European Ceramic Work Center, s’Hertogenbosch, Holland
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Landmark Bank, Madill, OK
The Marer Collection, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Nerman Museum  of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, New York, NY
President’s Collection, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Ramada Renaissance Hotel Corp., Southbury, CT
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Shein-Joseph International Ceramics Museum, Alfred, NY

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

2014    “ Bobby Silverman: Art and Industry at The Clay Studio” CFile Online
“Pared-Down Perfection”, AZ-Lifestyle Magazine
2011          Ceramics Monthly Magazine  Exposure  October
2009          Ceramics and Architecture  European Ceramic Work Center, The
Netherlands
Ceramics and the Elastic Mind, Studio Potter,V37 N2
Garden Gallery Phoenix Home and Garden
2008    Why the Y” Ceramics Monthly Magazine
2007    Ceramics Monthly Magazine  “The MFA Factor”
2005    Ceramics Monthly Magazine  “NCECA  National”
2004    The Craft and Art of Clay, Susan Peterson, Prentice Hall
2003    21st Century Ceramics, Catalogue published by Columbus College of
Art and Design, Bill Hunt
Shared Passion: The Sara and David Lieberman Collection, Catalogue, Peter
Held, State University Press, Tempe, Arizona
2002    Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook Glenn Nelson and Richard Burkett,8-4
Ceramic Art and Perception “A Glimpse of the Invisible “Volume 49
2001    Post Modern Ceramics Mark Del Vecchio, Thames and Hudson
A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of Ceramic Influence University of
Washington Press
Nouvel Object VI: Artists from Around the World,Pg 184
Revista Internacional Ceramica “Bobby Silverman” No. 75
2000    Ceramic Art and Perception, “Bobby Silverman:Objects, Still-Lifes,
Installations”
1999    American Craft Magazine, ”Bobby Silverman:” Objects of Pure Perception”
Ceramics Monthly Magazine  “Bobby Silverman”
1998    European Ceramic Work Center Catalogue  “Bobby Silverman”
1996    American Craft Magazine, “AAF/NEA Winners”
1994    Ceramics Monthly, “Bobby Silverman, An Autobiography”

LECTURES (selected)

2012          Columbia University, New York, NY
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2011          Archie Bray Foundation 60th Anniversary, Helena, MT
2010    Hunter College, NY,NY
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
2009    NCECA Conference 2009, Ceramics and the Elastic Mind, Lecture, Phoenix,
AZ
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
2008    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2007    Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2006    Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
2005    John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygen, WI
2004    Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2003    Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
2001    Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Arts Forum, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ
2000    Haystack  School, Deer Isle, ME
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
92nd St Y,New York, NY
Hunter College,New York, NY
Pratt Institute,Brooklyn, NY
1999    Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
1998    Arrowmount School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
1997    Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
Arizona Clay, Phoenix, AZ
Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK
1996    Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
University of Massachusetts, New Bedford, MA
1995     The Art of Craft Symposium, College of Charleston, Charleston,SC
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village,CO
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
University of Florida, Gainseville, FL
1989             Emerging  Talent, NCECA, Kansas City, MO
1984    Betzalel Art School, Jerusalem, Israel
Beersheva Art School, Beersheva, Israel.
Edinburough School of Art, Edinburough, Scotland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007-Present     Established Alsio Design LLC, Brooklyn, NY
1990-2007         Co-Chair Ceramics Department Louisiana State University,Baton
Rouge
1989-1990         Adjunct Professor Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1987-1989         Resident Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1984-1987         Adjunct Professor Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA