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artist , Visual arts educator

Ernest R. Silva, American visual arts educator, artist.


Silva, Ernest R. was born on December 11, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Rhode Island, 1971. Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School Art, 1974.


Instructor, U. Rhode Island, Kingston, 1977-1979;lecturer department visual arts, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 1979-1987;professor department visual arts, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, since 1987;represented by, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angelesrepresented by, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island. Board directors Installation Gallery, San Diego, member arts advisory board, since 1992, Executive Committee, since 1993. Lecturer Philadelphia College Art, 1973, U. Rhode Island, 1974, 84,91, RISD, 1977, Tyler School Art, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1979, University of California Irvine, 1981, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, 1982, San Diego State University, 1985, National Society Arts and Letters, Washington, 1986, Friends of Jung, San Diego, 1991.


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    • One-person exhibitions include Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 1972, Artists Space, New York City, 1975, Anyart Contemporary Art Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, 1978, 79, 92, Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, 1982, 84, 87, Quint Gallery, San Diego, 1982, 83, 86, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, 1989, 91, Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh, Maryland, 1990, Porter Randall Gallery, La Jolla, 1994, Museum Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 1995, many others. Group exhibitions include Museum Philadelphia Civic Center, 1973, Cheltenham (Pennsylvania) Art Center, 1973, Pratt Graphic Center, New York City, 1975, Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, 1975, Fort Worth Art Museum, 1976, Baker Gallery, La Jolla, 1980, Indiana Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, 1982, Navy Pier, Chicago, 1983, 84, 85, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, 1983, 85, 86, Heckscher Museum Art, Huntington, New York, 1984, Indianapolis Museum Art, 1984, Forum International Kunstmesse, Zurich, Switzerland, 1984, National History Museum, San Diego, 1985, Visual Arts Center Alaska, Anchorage, 1985, San Francisco Airport Museum, 1985, Sonrisa Gallery, Los Angeles, 1985, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, 1986, Foire International De L'Art Contemporain, Nice, France, 1986, Lyceum Theatre, San Diego, 1987, Installation Gallery, San Diego, 1986, 87, 88, Chicago International Art Exposition, 1987,Los Angeles Convention Center, 1987, Community Arts, San Francisco, 1989, 90, Annex Gallery, La Jolla, 1990, Bill Bace Gallery, New York City, 1991, David Lewinson Gallery, Del Mar, California, 1991, Southwestern College Art, Chula Vista, California, 1992, Boehm Gallery Palomar Coll, San Marcos, California, 1993, Porter Randall Gallery, La Jolla, 1992, numerous others. Represented in permanent collections Fogg Art Museum Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Art Museum, La Jolla Museum Contemporary Art, Laguna Museum Art, De Saisset Museum University Santa Clara, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California, Museum Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, San Jose Museum Art, San Diego Museum Art.

      Subject reviews, articles, since 1974.