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Education:

2005 MPS ITP | Interactivity/New Media | New York University, New York, NY. (GPA 3.9)
1993 MFA | Sculpture Multimedia | University of Delaware, Newark, DE. (GPA 3.8)
1987 BFA | Sculpture Multimedia/Design | The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.
1981 Painting | Glassel School of Art Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston TX.

Committees and Boards:

2019 - 2017 | NYU LGBTQ Alumni Association (Board of Directors /active member since 2014)
2017 - 2016 | CreateNYC/DCLA Citywide Cultural Plan (Local Law 46 of 2015) Participated in City Hall and several of the borough meetings hosted by Tom Finkelpearl the dialogues were focused on strategizing the arts communities needs, in issues of fiscal budgets, space, inclusion, equality, and the allocation of the $177 million budget.

2013 - 2012 | Participant speaker for 5Pointz during both the Queens, Community District 2, Council District 26 and the October 2013 New York City Council hearing.
2003 - 2005 | Whitebox Gallery (Advisory Board) 525 West 26th Street New York, NY.
1986 | Women for Progressive Arts (Board of Directors) Kansas City, MO.

Grants and Awards:

2016 | Athena Foundation Inc. (Project Support Grant) Spacetime CC/ Mark di Suvero
2015 | Athena Foundation Inc. (Project Support Grant) Spacetime CC/ Mark di Suvero
1992 - 1990 | $60,000 NEA Experimental Arts Grant ($20,000 Annually) | Grant Administrator Arts Van Go, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington DE.
1991 | Abington Arts Center Sculpture Series | (2) award winning proposals juried by Alice Aycock , Abington, PA.
1990 | US Sprint Special Projects Grant | Ponline/Shoreline (collaborative project with Matt Patulski), Kansas City, MO.
1987 | Contribution to the Arts in Kansas City (awarded by Mayor Richard Berkley) | 10th Annual Arts Commission, Kansas City, MO.
1982 | Regional Painting Award | Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX.

Scholarships and Fellowships:

2005 – 2004 | Fellow ITP MPS | New York University, New York, NY.
2002 – 2003 | Athena Fellow | Mark Di Suvero (Public Artist | Steel Sculptor) Spacetime, Queens, NY.
1991 – 1992 Tuition Scholar/Kate Nealy Fellow/ GTA | University of Delaware, Newark DE. GPA 3.9
1989 - Tuition Scholar | Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
1987 - 1982 Tuition Scholar/Deans List | The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.
1982 - Tuition Scholar | Glassel School of Art Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston TX.

Gallery & Corporate Representation :

Present - 2005 | Kiesendahl & Calhoun Contemporary Ltd

Exhibitions (in progress) Museums:

2007 - 2003 | 6Octave Matrix (in progress an interactive environmental project) | Olympia Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle. WA.
2007 - 2005 | Passage3 (in progress a viewer interactive immersive audio visual project) | Margulies Warehouse, Miami Beach, FL.

Group Exhibitions - Multi-Media Sculpture:

2006 “Crude Independence” (2 sculptures) Scope Hamptons Artist Studio Tour | Phyllis Hammond Studio, South Hampton, New York, NY.
1996 “Crusafix” | Leslie-Lohman Gallery, New York, NY.
1990 “Trust" | Rohoboth Center for Contemporary Art(juried exhibition) , Rohoboth, DE.
1990 “Trust" | University of Delaware Gallery, University of Delaware MFA Exhibition, Newark DE.
1989 “Trust" | Richmond Hyatt Regency, Virginia Commonwealth University Exhibition, Richmond, VA.
1989 “3 Photographs” | Nelson Atkins Museum (juried exhibition traveled nationally), Kansas City, MO.
1989 “Denial” | Kansas City Center for Contemporary Arts - Alternative Space, Kansas City, MO.
1989 “Broken Glass” | Industrial Arts Building, Kansas City, MO.
1989 “Four Sound Sculptures” (“Sound1”, “Sound2”, “Red Rocking Window”, “Xylophone”) | The Left Bank, Kansas City, MO.
1989 “Metamorphosis of a Bread loaf” | Unicorn Theater, Kansas City, MO.
1987 “Red Rocking Window” | The Kansas City Art Institute Gallery, ( a viewer-participant sound sculpture) Kansas City, MO.

Solo Exhibitions - Multi-Media Installations:

1991 “Passage” | State University of New York Gallery, Fredonia, NY.
1991 “Passage” | The Delaware Center of Contemporary Art, Members Gallery, Wilmington, DE.
1991 “Fire and Water” | Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington DE.
1991 “Time” | The Hollingsworth Annex, University of Delaware, Newark DE.
1991 “Silence”| The Delaware Center of Contemporary Art, Members Gallery (First juried installation to be shown), Wilmington, DE.
1991 “Warholla” | The Hollingsworth Annex, University of Delaware, Hollingsworth Annex, Newark DE.
1989 “Image transparent to our Likeness” | Art Research Center, Lucas Place, Kansas City MO.
1986 “20 Drawings” | Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

Performance Presentations:

1999 “Silverman” | Times Square 42. St. and Soho, New York, NY.
1998 “Silverman” | Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens, Ft. Worth, TX.
1992 “Walking on Broken Glass” | University of Delaware Gallery, Newark, DE.
1990 “One” | University of Delaware Campus, Newark DE.
1990 “Earthday” | The Mall (three-hour performance staged during the 20th celebration of Earth day) Washington, DC.
1987 “In The Dark” | The Kansas City Art Institute Campus, Kansas City, MO.

Exhibitions – Special Projects:

1993 “Arts Van Go” | Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington DE.
1990 “FONline/Shoreline” | The Kansas City Art Institute Campus, Kansas City, MO.

Group Exhibitions Internationally:

1988 “Drawing” | Gallery Rzkwitzytomia, Poland.

Media (film):

2006 Anette Dittert | "Art's in Long Island City, New York", 1 ARD German Television, Berlin, GR & New York.NY.
2006 Dorothy Baskind | "Scope Hampton Artist Studio Tour 2006", New York, NY.
1999 News Reporter | "Univision Network News #1 in NY, May 30,1999" Silverman, New York, NY.

Reviews and Monograms:

1996 Sneller, Wayne | “Vulvavision”, The Archive, Leslie-Lohman Foundation: January 1996. http://www.leslielohman.org/newsletter/No3/Vulva.htm
1992 O’ Donnel, Mattew | “From 7 to 11: Five Artistic Views”, Vivant, University of Delaware Press: May 19, 1992.
1990  Masters, Pam | “Local artist sets fire to the status quo”, Vivant, University of Delaware Press: October 19, 1990.
1989  Witheldo, Lee | “To lighten up the imagination”, The Kansas City Star: July 20, 1989.

Publications:

2005 "6Octave Matrix" | New York University, New York, NY.
1992 "Passage" | University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
1989 “Collaborative Artists Book” | Gallery Rzkwitzytomia, Poland

Collectors:

Laurie Anderson | “Bronze Violin” (sculpture) New York, NY.
Chris Orbach & Nicole Vallance | "Vita" (sculpture) New York, NY.
Dr. Daniel Rudolf | "Romantic Giant"(sculpture) New York, NY
Gretchen Hupfel |“Choice” (performance chair) Newark, DE.
Sandy Harrington | “Sound Sculpture One” (sculpture) Kansas City, MO.
Kenny Morgan | “Metamorphosis of Bread loaf ” (sculpture) Los Angeles, CA.

Corporate Collections:

Austin Boardworks |“Red Wire”(sculpture) Austin, TX.

Visiting Artist:

1992 | State University of New York (Lecture and workshop), Fredonia, NY.
1988 | University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Guest Lecturer:

1996 | Kansas City Art Institute (Several for career services), Kansas City MO.
1993 | Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY.
1992 | State University of New York, Fredonia, NY.
1991 | The Rohoboth Art League, Rohoboth, DE.
1989 | Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA.
1988 | University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.