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Mixed Media and Oil Pastel Collage by Anita Silvestri

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Artist Statement


Artist Statement
We live in a world that bombards us with virtually instant images of natural and manmade disasters --wars, atrocities, diseases, droughts, floods, famines, earthquakes, fires, pollution, crimes and scandals -- mixed with multiple conflicting solutions; the constantly changing faces of overnight celebrities; and new seemingly indispensable products to acquire.  My art explores our roles as human beings in that complex world.

Using collage, I am able to fix in place some of those constantly changing images.  By overlapping, distorting, hiding and revealing common images, I strive to create strange yet familiar landscapes inviting the viewer to focus on the questions and problems these images suggest.

While specific images in my collages have symbolic meanings used to develop a metaphor, the intent is not for the art to have only one interpretation, nor to propose a single solution to problems in the world,  Rather I hope by raising questions to open a dialogue between viewers and the artist.

— ANITA SILVESTRI

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SOLO SHOW
  • 2004 “Fragmented Realities”, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

INTERNATIONAL SHOW
  • 2012 "The Road of Art" Casa de la Cultura, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 2008 “Riverside Views; Sister City Art Exhibit”, Elizabeth Malvaez Gallery, Ensenada, Mexico

SMALL GROUP SHOWS
  • 2014 Division 9 Gallery, “Coaster Conundrum Exhibit’ Riverside, CA
  • 2010 Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA
  • 2009 - 2010 “Artscape”, Riverside County Administrative Center, Riverside, CA
  • 2006 - 2007 “Artscape”, Riverside County Administrative Center, Riverside, CA
  • 2004 Division 9 Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2003 Underground Gallery, Back to the Grind, Riverside, CA
  • 2001 “Contrasts” Fine Arts Institute, San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA

SELECTED SHOWS
  • 2018 “Patrons Exhibit” Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2017 Riverside Art Museum Members Exhibit, Riverside, CA - Best of Show Award
  • 2017 “Collage Exhibit” Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2017 “Patrons Exhibit” Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2016 “Spring Exhibit” Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2016 “Patrons Exhibit” Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2015 “Riverside Art Museum Members Exhibit, Riverside, CA
  • 2015 “Patrons Exhibit” Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2014 “Mini Exhibit” Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2014 “Spring Exhibit” Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2013 Riverside Art Museum “OrangeAid Exhibit”, Riverside CA
  • 2013 Ontario Open Art Exhibition, Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA
  • 2012 Summer Arts at Dos Lagos, Corona, CA - Award Winner
  • 2011 Summer Arts at Dos Lagos, Corona, CA - Award Winner
  • 2011 “Patrons Exhibit”, Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2009 Riverside Art Museum Members Exhibit, Riverside, CA - Curator Award
  • 2009 Riverside Art Museum Banner Art Project, Riverside, CA
  • 2007 Ontario Open Art Exhibition, Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA
  • 2007 “Riverside Explorations”, Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2005 “Art Alive”, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
  • 2004 Riverside Art Museum Members Exhibit, Riverside CA - Best of Show Award
  • 2004 “Art Alive”, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
  • 2003 Art Matters Group Exhibit, Riverside Community Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
  • 2001 Fine Arts Institute 35th Annual Open International, San Bernardino County Museum, CA
  • 2000 Collage Artists of America Open 2000, Valley Institute of Visual Art, Northridge, CA - Award Winner
  • 2000 “The Elements: Air, Water, Fire, and Earth”, The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA
  • 2000 National Open Collage, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
  • 1999 Riverside Art Museum Members Exhibit, Riverside, CA Award Winner
  • 1999 Southern California Regional Exhibit, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
  • 1999 Fine Arts Institute Membership #85, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA - 2nd Place Award
  • 1999 National Open Surrealism Exhibit, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA - Award Winner
  • 1998 Fine Arts Institute 33rd Annual Open International, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA
  • 1998 National Open Collage, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
  • 1997 Southern California Open Exhibit, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA
  • 1996 San Bernardino Inland Exhibition #32, San Bernardino County Museum, CA - Award Winner
  • 1995 Riverside Art Museum Members Exhibit, Riverside CA - 2nd Place Award
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  • 7955 Magnolia Ave #16E, Riverside, California 92504 United States