Adam Silverman

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Biography

Born 1963 in New York
Lives and works in Los Angeles

EDUCATION

1988 Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
1987 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Ghosts, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Blue, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Adam Silverman: Ground Control
, Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Adam Silverman: Body Language
, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Glendale Work, Curator’s Cube, Tokyo, Japan

2013
Earth, Play Mountain, Tokyo, Japan
Space, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Clay and Space, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2012
Reverse Archeology, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
New Pots and Sculpture, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2011
LACMA Edition, Art Catalogs at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Taking Turns (collaboration with Alma Allen), Dieci, Osaka, Japan

2010
Hold It, Play Mountain, Tokyo, Japan
Boolean Valley, Nasher Sculpture Center (Collaboration with Nader Tehrani), Dallas, TX
Faena Nueva, Heath Ceramics Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Boolean Valley, Museum of Contemporary Art, (Collaboration with Nader Tehrani), Los Angeles, CA

2008
Nature Morte, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Boolean Valley, San Jose Museum of Art, (Collaboration with Nader Tehrani), San Jose, CA
High Function, Play Mountain, Tokyo, Japan

2007
New Pots, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR
LightBox/ Kim Light, Los Angeles, CA
Ceramic Work, Starnet Zone, Mashiko, Japan

2006
New Work from Atwater Pottery, Tomio Koyama Gallery TKG Editions, Tokyo, Japan
Atwater Pottery Exhibition, Play Mountain Villa, Tokyo, Japan
New Work from Atwater Pottery, Flux Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts By Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Please Have Enough Acid in the Dish!, M + B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better. Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Eight Ceramic Artists, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2014
More Material, Salon 94, New York, NY (curated by Duro Olowu)

2013
Function Dysfunction, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Why not live for Art? Nine collectors reveal their treasures, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Man-Made Vessels by California Craftsmen, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2011
High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA
California Cool, Peel Gallery, Houston, TX


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut


LECTURES

2013 - Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA
2013 - Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2012 - Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2012 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010 - Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
2010 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010 - Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2009 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2008 - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2005 - Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA
2001 - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


BIBLIOGRAPHY


2016
Gioacchini, Manfredi. Portraits of Artists. New York: Utg LLC, 2016. Print.
Slenske, Michael. "Frozen Forms: Dance Inspires Adam Silverman's New Sculptural Installations," Wallpaper, May 2016.
Bartolucci, Marisa, "Why Adam Silverman Went from Streetwear to Clay", Introspective Magazine, May 23, 2016.
Donoghue, Katy. "Adam Silverman: Why Pottery is the Gambler's Art," Whitewall, Spring, 2016
Herriman, Kat.  "Adam Silverman X Friedman Benda," Cultured, April 2016
Moriarty, Ana. "Adam Silverman: Solo Exhibition for the First Time in New York at Friedman Benda Gallery," Widewalls, May 2016
Furth, Oliver. "Fire When Ready" Galerie, July 2016

2015 
Gyorody, Andrea. “Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better,” ARTFORUM (September 2015).
Wu, Su. “Doing It Wrong: Cherry and Martin’s New Ceramics Show Upends Convention,” Wallpaper. August 28, 2015
Rus, Mayer. “An LA Exhibition Explores The Unpredictable Nature Of Ceramics,” Architectural Digest, August 18.
Parish, Stan. “Grafted,” Surface, Issue 20, August, p. 29.
Slenske, Michael. “Clay mates,” Wallpaper, May, pp. 186-190.
Post, Andrew. “Adam Silverman,” Inventory, Issue 12, May, pp. 98-109.

2014
Florence, Jenny. “An Architect Turned Potter Builds Ceramics Inspired by Tadao Ondo and Le Corbusier,” Artsy, November 24.
“Adam Silverman,” BRUTUS, October.
Magner, Erin. “Glaze of Glory,” LA Confidential, May/June.
Hodge, Brooke. “The Artistry of Pots and Plants,” The New York Times, May 1.
Hodge, Brooke. “Rediscovering The Wheel,” RISDXYZ, January.
Goldner, Liz. “Adam Silverman: Clay and Space,” Art Ltd., January/ February.

2013
Knight, Christopher. “Adam Silverman’s Clay and Space is vessel for inquiry,” Los Angeles Times, December 28.
Goldman, Edward. “ Hot and Cool reason to go to Oxnard and Laguna,” KCRW Art Talk, December 17.
Carasso, Roberta.“ Artscene, December.