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Silver Splendor

A career retrospective of the art of Anna Silver will be on display at the American Museum of Ceramic Art from March 9 thru August 25, 2019, with an opening reception on March 9 at 6pm.

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Anna Silver

Ceramic Artist

Anna Silver's ceramics represent many influences, including those of classical Greek pottery forms,the colors of Matisse and Bonnard, and the influence of abstract expressionist painting. Trained as a painter, printmaker and sculptor Anna Silver's work is included in the permanent collections of numerous museums such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her work is a testament to an extraordinary combination of experience, research, technique and materials mixing skill with surprise, Anna Silver's art is the perfect alchemy.

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ANNA SILVER

BORN: Flint, MI
STUDIO: Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Berkeley, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, CA
2013 Harris & Ruble Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001 L'Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA
2001 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Cohen Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1994 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1990 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1982 Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Variations on a Theme: Vessels from RAM's Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2017 Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA
2015 Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2015 Power of Six Women in Art, Seaver Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Traditional By Conception, Modern By Design, Museum of Congregation Emanu-el, San Francisco, CA
2010 Insects and Invaders, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2009 New and Novel 2009, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2009 Kaleidoscope, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Show & Tell: the Art of Language, Zimmer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2008 The Complexities of Clay, The Bell Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Show & Tell: the Art of Harmony, Zimmer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Small is Beautiful, The Gallery at The Archer School, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Table Manners: International Contemporary Tableware, Crafts Council Gallery, London UK
2005 Art to Use: Functional Clay, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Teapots, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 The First Taiwan Ceramic Biennale 2004, Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
2002 Small is Beautiful, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002 International Infusion IV, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
2001 Southern California Ceramics: A Regional Survey, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena CA
2001 Private Passions: Outstanding Collections in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Conjunction: The Langman Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2000 Gallery Artists, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1999 Vessels: Form and Function, Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
1998 A Survey of Southern California Ceramics, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
1997 Gallery Artists, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997 Tantalizing Teapots: The Felicitous Union of Form and Content, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1997 L.A. Current: The Full Spectrum, The Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Vessels, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
1996 Java Jive, 400 S. Hope Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Feast on Art, Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
1996 LA Current: The Full Spectrum, The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Exploring a Movement: Feminist Visions in Clay, José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Women's Contributions to Clay: Sixty Years of Enrichment, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
1994 The Art Cup, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Dialogues, Peter Joseph Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Rituals of Tea, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 Off The Wall, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1992 Totally Teapots, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
1991 Rituals of Tea, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Visions Transformed, Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
1991 Rituals of Tea, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 The Gold Show, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 4th National Canton Art Invitational, Canton OH
1990 Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
1990 The Tea Party, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1990 The Gold Show, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Rituals of Tea, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Clay From Plaster, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1989 Mermaids and Creatures of the Sea, Hope Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Natural Elements: Silver & Wood, Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1986 American Potters Today, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
1986 Painted Volumes, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
1986 Painted Vessel, Anna Silver/Betty Woodman, Claremont, CA
1986 Rituals of Tea, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA
1986 International Ceramics, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Republic of China
1985 Scripps College Invitational, Claremont, CA
1984 American Crafts, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA
1984 Group Exhibition, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984 The Painted Vessel, Joanne Lyon Gallery, Aspen, CO
1983 Teapots; The Poetry of Mass and Line, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983 Group Exhibition, The Functional Art Store, Santa Monica, CA
1982 Ceramic Sculpture, Marcia Rodell Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
1980 Wall Hung Media, Westwood Clay, Los Angeles, CA
1978 Clay, Form, Function, and Fantasy, Long Beach Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1978 Hard and Soft Crafts, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
1977 Ink and Clay V, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
1976 Ink and Clay IV, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Republic of China
American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
First Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
The National Museum of History, Taipei
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books and Periodicals

Levin, Elaine. “The Sensuous Vessel,” Ceramic Review, no. 212, London UK, March/April 2005.
“Gallery News,” The Detroit News, January 28, 2002.
Smith, Lucinda. "Anna Silver's Expressive Vessels," Ceramics: Art and Expression, no. 40, June 2000
Lauria, Jo. Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950 – 2000. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Rizzoli International Publications, 2000).
Chambers, Karen S. “Anna Silver”, Craft International, April/May/June 1995.
Caruso, Laura. "Painting in the Round: The Artful Pots of Anna Silver," American Craft, Oct/Nov 1992.
Lauria, Jo. “Anna Silver,” American Ceramics, Vol. 10 No. 1, Spring 1992.
Clark, Garth. The Book of Cups (Abbeville Press, New York 1990).
Lynn, Martha Drexler. Clay Today: Contemporary Ceramists and Their Work, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1990).
Clark, Garth. "A Visual Guide to the World's Great Ceramic Traditions." Ceramic Sourcebook (Quatro Publishing, London 1990).
Hammel, Lisa. “Handiwork that is Also Handy,” The New York Times, March 9, 1989.
Geer, Suvan. “Calendar,” The Los Angeles Times, November 18, 1988.
Hoffman, Magdalena. “Uncommon Clay,” Southern California Home & Garden, July 1988.
Clark, Garth. “Anna Silver,” Ceramics Monthly, March 1988.
“Anna Silver,” American Craft, 1988.
Clark, Garth. American Ceramics 1876 to the Present (Abbeville Press, New York 1987)
Clark, Garth and Watson, Oliver. American Potters Today. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1986.
“Anna Silver,” Craft International, 1985.

Anna Silver

Contact Information

Email: anna@annasilver.com