About Viviane Silvera

Founder of On Art, Viviane Silvera is an award winning artist and filmmaker.

Viviane Silvera received a BA from Tufts University in Cognitive Psychology and Political Science and an MFA at the New York Academy of Art.

Her hand-painted videos have been installed at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Mary Washington, Davidson College, MGM National Harbor in Washington D.C, 4Culture in Pioneer Square Seattle and Cube Art Project with Union Bank in Lincoln, NE.

Recent solo exhibitions include Iron Gate East Gallery and the Edward Hopper House and group exhibitions at the Albright Knox Gallery, The Dahesh Museum, The Masur Museum and The Museo de la Cuidad - Mexico.

Her documentary, See Memory is distributed through Amazon Video, the Science channel Labocine.com. and was shown at the American Psychological Association Film Festival and the Imagine Science Film Festival with screenings at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College among others.

Silvera’s work is held in the Clinton Presidential Library & Museum, the Ziff Davis Collection and Tribeca Flashpoint Media Academy. Her outdoor sculpture, The Fault, was made for the Women’s Studies Department at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where it is permanently installed and was funded by a grant from the Newington Cropsey Foundation. She is a two time recipient of the Chaim Gross Award and the winner of the Valerie Delacort Award and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth Travel Award, from the National Academy of Design. She received the Award of Excellence in Painting at the Edward Hopper House.

Her work has been written about in the Art Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Time Out New York and The New York Times and was the cover and featured interview in Gambling the Aisle Literary magazine.

When she isn’t making films, Viviane runs On Art where she takes art lovers on curated gallery and studio tours where they experience the hidden art gems throughout the city. In addition, On Art hosts salons and book signings for curators, writers and filmmakers.  On Art has visited over 100 New York City studios over the past 16 years, connecting artists with art lovers and creating inspiring and intimate conversations about the work, life and practice of the artist.

As a respected voice in the art industry, Viviane’s views on contemporary art has been written about in The Evening Standard and the Christie’s Newsletter.  Before founding On Art she ran the Visiting Artist Program for the Brooklyn Historical Society and taught at The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. She was on the studio arts faculty of the National Academy School of Fine Arts and the 92nd Street Y School of the Arts for many years before leaving to focus her time on film-making.

Viviane was born in Hong Kong and raised there and in Brazil. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and two children.