About the artist

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Gessica Silverman is a mixed media artist working in Somerville, MA. Her work examines communication, interaction, connection, and dialogue using color and form. Working intuitively, she abstractly portrays conversations, interactions, and stories that express her experiences in the world.

Gessica's work has been exhibited nationally and has received several awards including Honorable Mention at Danforth Art’s 2013 Annual Juried Exhibition, Semi Finalist for Bromfield Gallery SOLO 2012 Competition, as well as the prestigious Dana Pond painting award from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her solo show, “Here We Go” at Sanford Smith Fine Art, was featured in the Berkshire Record (Aug, 2013). Her work has also been featured in several SMFA view book printed publications, as well as Style Boston and Daily Creativity online publications. She was named the Cambridge Art Association's Artist of the Week (June 20, 2014) and was interviewed on the January 2015 episode of Creative Process. 

Gessica received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and a Studio Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a Certificate in Multimedia Content for the Web from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Current and upcoming exhibits *(juried)

 

Exhibition Record \ Solo Shows

2015     Somerville Open Studios, Mad Oyster Studios, Somerville, MA
2014     Going PlacesZeitgeist Gallery, Beverly, MA
2014     Somerville Open Studios, Mad Oyster Studios, Somerville, MA
2013     Here We GoSanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
2013     Somerville Open Studios, Mad Oyster Studios, Somerville, MA
2012     Shades of greySapientNitro, Boston, MA
2012     Somerville Open Studios, Mad Oyster Studios, Somerville, MA
2011      4 works on paper, Healthworks, Cambridge, MA
2010     The other me, Isobar, Inc., Watertown, MA

Exhibition Record \ Group Shows  *(juried)

2016  Melrose Art Walk, Melrose, MA
2016  Absense of Color III, Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA

2015  Community of Artists*,  Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
2015  14th National Prize Show*, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2015  Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image*, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2015  Artists' Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville MA    

2014  SMFA Art SaleSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2014      CAA: New Member ShowUniversity Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2014      Artists' Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville MA    
2014      Proof of Purchasesamsøn gallery, Boston, MA,
2014      CAA: Red Biennial,* University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2013      12 x 12 Holiday Show*Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2013      SMFA Art SaleSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2013      Off the Wall*, danforthART, Framingham, MA.  
2013      Artists' Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville MA  
2013      Inside-Out Gallery Show (Somerville Arts Council), Somerville, MA

2012      12 x 12 Holiday ShowBromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2012      SMFA Art SaleSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2012      Mixed Emotions, Mary Childs Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2012      National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial*, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2012     The Sketchbook Project (traveling exhibit), 12 cities including: NY and London  
2012    Violence Transformed: The Artist's Voice, Resnikoff Gallery, Roxbury Community College
2012     Artists' Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum: 1 Westwood Rd, Somerville MA
2012     Proof of Purchasesamsøn gallery, Boston, MA
2012     Inside-Out Gallery Show (Somerville Arts Council), Somerville, MA
2012     Fenway Health Center: The Men's EventBoston Marriott, Copley Place

2011     artsale, SMFA Weems Atrium Gallery, Boston, MA, more info (pdf)    
2011     Thesis exhibition, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), Boston, MA
             Read the Style Boston Review
2011      Graduating Students Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA  (May 20-31)
2011      Grad Art Soiree, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2011      Violence Transformed, Resnikoff Gallery, Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA
2011      All School Drawing Competition*, SMFA Weems Atrium, Boston, MA
2011      Student Annual Exhibition*, SMFA Anderson Auditorium, Boston, MA
2011      a private glimpse*, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Hillel House, Boston University, Boston, MA

2010      artsale, SMFA Weems Atrium Gallery, Boston, MA
2010      Proof of Purchase, samsøn Gallery, Boston, MA
2010      Violence Transformed, Resnikoff Gallery, Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA
2010      SMFA Medal Award Gala*, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gund Gallery, Boston, MA
2010      Paper Capers, The Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA
2010      Print and Paper Area Show*, SMFA Weems Atrium Gallery, Boston, MA
2010      Post-Baccalaureate Show, SMFA Mission Hill Foyer Gallery, Boston, MA
2010      Figure it Out, SMFA Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA
2010      Student Annual Exhibition*, SMFA Grossman Gallery, Boston, MA

2009      Inside Out Show, SMFA Weems Atrium Gallery, Boston, MA
2009      Post-Baccalaureate Show, SMFA Weems Atrium, Boston, MA
2009      Combat Paper, SMFA Library, Boston, MA 

 

Awards

2013      Love Note was awarded Honorable Mention in danforthART's Off the Wall.  
              Juror: Dina Deitsch, Curator of Contemporary Art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

2012       Semi Finalist Bromfield Gallery SOLO 2012 Competition
              Juror: Jen Mergel, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2011       Dana Pond Painting Competition, Honorable mention (painting)

1992      The Boston Globe Scholastic Arts Award, Honorable Mention (photography)

 

Publications

Learning and insight through Creative Process. Cambridge Art Association Blog. Wed. 15 April 2015

Local Galleries in Boston to Find Artwork for Your HomeChrisicos Interiors Blog. Web. 22 Jan 2015   

Cambridge Art Association, RED Biennial. Blurb: 2013. Print.

"Sanford Smith gallery to unveil 'Here We Go'". Berkshire Record. 2 Aug, 2013

Arnold, Alicia, "The Benefits of an Arts Education." Daily Creativity. Web. 12 June, 2012.

Kim, Christina, "SMFA, BOSTON: SENIOR THESIS SHOW 2011." The StyleBoston Blog. Web. 23 May, 2011.

"Summer Catalog." The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Continuing Education, Summer 2011, Print. 

– Untitled (secret code 2) (2010) is featured in this publication for prospective students "Spring Catalog." The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Spring 2011, Print.

– Untitled (secret code 2) (2010) is featured in this publication for prospective students "Viewbook." The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2010, Print.

– Words (2010) is featured in this publication for prospective students