Jody Silver
Jody Silver

My path as an artist has been rich and fruitful. I studied art at Queens College, and got a Masters in fine arts at Hunter College. I have made prints and animated films, published children’s books, taught animation and have worked as an illustrator. About eight years ago I changed course and started working in 3D.

With a band saw, scroll saw and other tools and found objects gathered from tag sales and flea markets, I began assembling. Some pieces fell into place with relative ease, but most emerge slowly. A piece of wood that in a previous existence had been a hat form, a second that had been a shoe tree, and a third that came from the curved back of a chair do not always easily accept coexisting with each other as parts of a perky dog. But when they do, it is magic. And so, old objects are given new life.

And now my art life begins again as my sculptures have become an inspiration for brooches and pendants which I carve in wax and cast in sterling silver.

Exhibitions:

2014

Thank You, CT  Group show Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford CT Anthony Haden-Guest, juror.

2013

The Women: “Mom” Group exhibit Ridgefield Guild, Ridgefield CT Nancy Moore, curator

2012

Inside Out/Outside In Sourcing Inspiration: Group show Pequot Library, Southport Helen K During, Philip Eliasoph jurors
MBGallery 2 person show, Mystic CT.
Horsin Around "NightMare"  Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Stamford, CT

2011

Look Who's Here: Artists Make Mirrors: Group show of 55 artists curated with Tatiana Mori
Reflections: Group Show Lazarus Gallery, New Rochelle, NY, Arle Weinstein, curator
Contemporary Illustrations:      Group Show Benheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT, Tatiana Mori, curator
Continuum:Gender Identities  Group Show Ridgefield Guild, Ridgefield, CT Nancy Moore, curator
Parallel Play Two person show Chase Family Gallery, Mandell JCC, West Hartford, CT

2010

Americana: The Unexpected Side Greenwich Arts Council group show, Tatiana Mori, curator
In Relation To…
Two person exhibit Silvermine Arts Guild, New Canaan, CT
Second Annual Juried Show, Blue Door Gallery Lisa Cooper, Erico Giordana jurors

2009

Discoveries and Surprises Solo show Action Art Gallery, Old Greenwich, CT

2008

Reclaim, Rework, Recreate 4 person show Gotthelf Art Gallery La Jolla, CA
Relevant Issues Silvermine Guild New Canaan, CT Juror: Jonathan Wineberg
Why Not? Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport CT, Juror: Helen Klisser During
Sight and Sound: Silvermine Arists Guild, New Canaan, CT Juror: Faith Ringgold
Stamford Loft Artists: Exhibiting Member: Opening Exhibit, Great Dames, Open Studios

2007

Art Meets Fashion: Jody Silver, one person exhibit Oilily Flagship Store, SOHO, NY
Daily Inspiration: Jody Silver and Lucille Nurkse, Artspace 129, Montclair, NJ
Collaborations, Silvermine Arts Guild, New Canaan, CT Juror: Denise Markonish

2006

Reflections of Summer, University of CT, Stamford, CT
The Figure, Gallery Yellow, Cross River, N.Y.
Culture and DNA: Science Meets Art, Silvermine Arts Guild, New Canaan, CT Juror: Myles Axton, Phd editor, Nature Genetics Magazine

2005

The Body Shop, Director’s Choice Gallery, Silvermine Arts Guild, New Canaan, CT (Solo)
Arts to the Avenue, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich CT 2000-2007)

2004

Celebrating Women, 5 sculptures at Stamford Town Center, Stamford, CT
New Members Show, Art/Place, Southport, CT
Please be Seated, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, Greenwich CT
The Birdhouse as Art, Westport Arts Center, Westport CT
Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Artists Guild Juror: Maurice Tuchman, curator, LA County Museum of Art
Arts to the Avenue, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich CT

2003

Women’s Work Ridgefield Arts Center, Ridgefield CT
The Big Show, Westport Arts Center, Westport CT
New Members Exhibit, Silvermine Artists Guild,
Gaining your voice through the arts Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT
Arts to the Avenue, Prudential Realty, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT
Ridgefield Guild of Artists Annual Juried Exhibit, Ridgefield, CT Juror: Lisa Streitfeld, art critic, Stamford Advocate
The Extended Portrait, Silvermine Artists Guild New Canaan, CT, juror: Nancy Hall Duncan, curator Bruce Museum

2002

Inaugural Members Exhibit, Westport Arts Center, Westport CT
Arts to the Avenue, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich CT

2001

COFA 2 Greenwich Art Council, Greenwich CT
First Night Invitational, Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT
Arts to the Avenue, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich CT

2000

Millenium Show 1x1x1: a show of boxes, COFA, Greenwich Art Council Gallery, Greenwich, CT (three person show)
Arts to the Avenue, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich CT

1999

Art of the Northeast Juror: Alan Stone, director Alan Stone Gallery, N.Y.
Greenwich Art Society Juror: Jessica Hough, Asst. Curator Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT.

1998

Rhythm and Vision: Jody Silver, Jeffrey Schlanger, David Brown Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT

1997

Hurlbert Gallery, Greenwich, CT, Juror: Harry Philbrick, director, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield CT. Greenwich Arts Society, Greenwich, CT. Juror: Jane Petrushka

1995

Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Juror: Charles Reid

Public Art:

Tossed and Found, “Dog Lover” and “Cat Lover” two outdoor sculptures for Exhibit, Stamford, CT 2007
Stamford Safari, “Spotted in Stamford” and “Tuscanini” two fiberglass Outdoor sculpture exhibit Stamford, CT 2003
Artmobiles “Escargo” and “Road Hog” two fiberglass cars, for outdoor sculptures for Stamford, CT 2001
Cow Parade, “Mooseum Lover and “Cowmuter” two outdoor fiberglass sculptures for Stamford CT, 2000

Bibliography:

Ambiguous  Danbury Newstimes April 29, 2011
Cindy Mindell, Parallel Play:  Jewish Ledger, March 2011
Works Spotlight The American Experience:  Greenwich Time, November 12, 2010
Discover Surprises of Jody Silver’s Art Greenwich Time
Gacloch, Marti, Exhibit Tips Hat To Environment, La Jolla Light, Feb 18, 2009
Cooney, Beth, Moved by Art, The Advocate, Greenwich Time, January 27, 2008
Ben Levine, Artist Association Makes Itself at home in its new environs Stamford Times Jan 27,08
Tossed and Found, 2007 (catalog)
Kobak, Steve, “Tossed and Found,” The Stamford Times, June 14, 2007
Lerner, Nadia, “Recycling the Trash: Stamford Welcomes Annual Downtown Sculpture Exhibit,” Stamford, Advocate June, 17th 2007
Cowan, Alison Leigh, “Recycling With a Twist: When Trash Becomes Art” The New York Times, June 17th 2007
Carolee Ross, Silvermine Guild of Artists hosts two new exhibitions, The Hour, Norwalk, CT Oct. 2005
Director’s Choice Exhibition Greenwich Post, Oct 13, 2005
Susan Hartenstein From the Artists Studio The Wave, Spring 2005
Image reproduction, Greenwich Arts Council Arts on the Avenue Poster, 2005
Craughwell, Thomas, Cow Parade New York, Workman Publishing, 2000 p129
Barbara Heins, Artist Jody Silver Mixes It Up Greenwich Time Sept 30, 2005
Local artist Jody Silver chosen for Silvermine show Greenwich Time May 5, 2004
New Members Show at Silvermine Stamford Advocate Jan 19, 2003
“Art Takes A Seat” Greenwich Time, January 19, 2004
Arts Time:Taking a seat to art February 11, 2004
LP Streitfeld, “Be Seated Reveals Passion for Assemblage”, Review Stamford Advocate, Feb 29, 2004
Artist Jody Silver selected for gallery membership Greenwich Time Feb 23 2004
Celebrating Women exhibit includes sculptor Jody Silver, Greenwich Time, June 14, 2004
The Art of Celebrating Women Greenwich Time, August 27, 2004
Nicole Rivard Art Exhibit in Stamford Celebrates Women, Features Local Artists Greenwich Citizen Sept 3, 2004
Gabrielle Birkner, Lions and Tigers and Girlillas, Stamford Advocate, Feb 28, 2003
Barbara Heins, Going For The Guild, Greenwich Time January 10, 2003
LP Streitfeld Extended images of self at Silvermine Stamford Advocate July 13, 2003
Street Safari Greenwich Time June 27, 2003
Image reproduction (Soulmates) Greenwich Post Dec 4, 2003
Opening the doors to art Greenwich Time October 23, 2002
Local Artists chosen for annual show (at Westport CT) Greenwich Time July 26, 2002
Art- O-Mobiles in Stamford include two entries by Old Greenwich Artist Greenwich Time June 11, 2001
Carrie Childs Art-O-Mobiles exhibit pulls into Stamford Stamford Advocate June 2001
Old Greenwich artist joins the cow parade Greenwich Time June 14, 2000
Elizabeth Gershman Come to the Cowbaret Stamford Advocate April 23, 2000
Cows The Advocate, April 12, 2000
Asante Green Cars, not cows, to parade in charity benefit Greenwich Time December 20, 2000
Lance Ringel Exhibits display time in space Greenwich Time December 29, 1999
Image Reproduction, Greenwich Magazine, October, 1998
Ann Guite, Jazz Inspired Art Greenwich Post, Oct 25, 1998
Beth Cooney Inspired by Jazz Stamford Advocate, Oct 18, 1998
Roger Greenspun, “Hippodrome Hardware” New York Times Feb 17, 1973 (review of the Birth of the Big Mamoo)

Representation:

Contemporary American Folk Art Gallery, New York, NY 2006 - 2008
Eclectic Collector, Katonah, New York, 2006 – present
Labriola Gallery, Stamford, CT,
Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Fairfield, CT

Awards and Grants:

1977 Cine Golden Eagle for “Penny Suite”
ASIFA Award for "The Birth of the Big Mamoo"
1976 American Film Institute grant to produce "A Penny Suite"

Affliliations:

Silvermine Artist Guild, New Canaan Ct, 2003-
New York Artists Circle

Teaching:

Parsons-New School, Instructor in Film Animation, 1976-91
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, Instructor in Film Animation 1978-81

Publishing, Children’s Book Authoring and Illustration:

"Rupert, Polly and Daisy" Parents Magazine Press 1984
"Miss Mopp's Lucky Day" Parents Magazine Press (illustrator) 1983
"Isadora" Doubleday 1980
"Rupert and Polly" Random House 1978
"Rebecca, Margaret and Nasty Annie" Grosset and Dunlop 1977

Illustration and Animation Clients:

ABC's "Make A Wish"
ABC’s "Animals, Animals"
Dolphin Productions
Sesame Street
American Lung Association
Scholastic Productions,
Macmillan Publishers
Phoenix Films
Healthtex
Cranston Fabrics

Education:

MA Fine Arts, Hunter College, CUNY, 1969
BA Queens College, CUNY, 1964

Collections: (partial listing)

Dr and Mrs Carl Suerig, Greenwich, CT
Dr. and Mrs. Martin Reck, Frankfurt, Germany
Dr. and Mrs Paul Davis, White Plains, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs Anthony Wynn, Greenwich, CT
Mr. William Watts, Greenwich, CT
Ms. Christine Shilling, Greenwich, CT
Ms. Javette Laremont, Stamford CT
Dr. and Mrs. Reto Francioni, Zurich, Switzerland
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Slodkin, Hollywood, FL
Ms. Jodi DeCrenza, Riverdale, NY
Mr Stephen and Mrs Tami Murray, Stamford, CT
Dr. and Mrs Donald Cohen, Weston, CT
Mrs Phillipe and Mr Pascal Bernard, Mamaroneck, NY
Mr. Lionel Sterling
Ms. Peggy Clarke
Dr. an d Mrs Lewis Schaffer, Armonk, NY
Mr. and Mrs Robert Hall, Stamford,
Dr. and Mrs. George Ubogy, Greenwich, CT
Dr. and Mrs. William Friedel, San Diego, CA
Dr. and Mrs. Alan Reichman, Roslyn, NY
Ms. Daniele Einsidler
Mr Ryan and Mrs Janet Lee, New Canaan, CT
Ms. Gloria Stone, San Diego, CA
Dr. Paul and Mrs Laurel Hoffman, NYC
Dr. Donald Hulnick and Ms Nancy Moore