Spending a Life in Art

"Nature Has Always Been the Prime Influence in My Paintings and Sculptures"

In the deep recesses of a file cabinet dedicated to the past, Rosa Silverman recently pulled out a Document given to her in 1946, when she was a senior in high school. It was a Certificate of Merit Award in a statewide painting competition sponsored by the New Jersey Art Institution. She also received $200, which meant that she was no longer an amateur artist. The painting, she claims, was her first abstract expressionist work. It was of an autumn leaf.

Nature has always been the prime influence in her paintings, and so it is with sculptures. The shapes she saw in the landscape, whether it be the patterns found in the sand as the waves washed over the pebbles and shells; or the water flowing through the craggy rocks deep in the woods; or the solitary oak tree in her backyard; or the flowers and plants creating a blaze of color combinations in the garden: these are what stirred her imagination and became her inspiration, and led her to begin composing in the abstract, which she has always felt conveyed the spirit of nature.

One Person Exhibitions

1995 Denise Bibro Gallery, New York NY Ceramic Sculpture
1990 Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase NY Ceramic Sculpture
1987 Pindar Gallery, New York NY Ceramic Sculpture
1985 Pindar Gallery, New York NY Paintings primarily shown from 1966-1985
1983 Bell Gallery, Stamford CT  
1983 Pindar Gallery, New York NY  
1982 Pindar Gallery, New York NY  
1980 Pindar Gallery, New York NY  
1979 Pindar Gallery, New York NY  
1979 Bell Gallery, Stamford CT  
1979 Northfield Gallery, Dobbs Ferry NY  
1979 Female Image, Far Haven NJ  
1972 Summerfield Gallery, Dobbs Ferry NY  
1971 Summerfield Gallery, Dobbs Ferry NY  
1967 Exhibits Unlimited, Ardsley NY  
1966 Aegis Gallery, New York NY  

Awards and Juried Shows

2001 Armonk Outdoor Art Show
2nd place for sculpture
 
2000 The Cambrige Art Association National Prize Show
Carl Belz, Juror
 
1983 New England Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
Suzanne Delehanty, Juror
 
1981 New England Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
John L.H. Baur, Juror
Elmer-Perkins Award
 
1981 Mamaroneck Artist Guild
Louis K. Miemeisel, Juror
 
1979 New England Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
Thomas B. Hess, Andrew Forge, Jurors
 
1979 Mamaroneck Artist Guild
Cleve Grey, Ansey Uchima, Jurors
 
1965 Westchester Art Association  
1963 Emily Lowe Competition
Emily Lowe, Juror (one of ten awards)