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Sam Silberstein

b. 1957, Mexican/American

"A Cross, The Rio Grande," 2019

Mixed media
Signed, titled and dated verso
24" H x 24" W

  • Notes: Sam Silberstein was born and grew up in Mexico City. He graduated from college in Mexico with a B.A. in Art and a focus in communication graphics. In the early 1980's Silberstein worked in advertising and set up an independent graphic design and photography studio. In addition, he was also actively painting and working in mixed media fine art. He moved to Los Angeles in the winter of 1983.

    In 1984 he attended UCLA as a graduate student and in 1986 received a Master of Arts degree in art. His graduate work centered around documenting and interpreting Chicano graffiti. His graduate exhibit featured photography, video, graffiti-based clothing and type design.

    From 1986 to 2008 I worked as an independent graphic designer, photographer and art director for ad agencies as well as corporate, non-profit and entertainment clients. Meanwhile I continued my painting and photography practice and experimented with illustration.

    Between 2008 and 2013 I continued my photography practice, exhibited in group shows and completed a public art commission for a large mixed-use development in Oxnard, CA. As of 2017, I resumed my painting and mixed media practice. 2020 - 'Indistinct Chatter', Virtual Group Show, Los Angeles Art Association
    2020 - 'Petite Works', Virtual Group Show, Los Angeles Art Association
    2020 - 'Seclusion Art Sale', Virtual Group Show, Los Angeles Art Association
    2020 - Exhibitor, StARTup Art Fair Los Angeles, Venice Beach, CA
    2020 - 'Floating Worlds', Group Show, Los Angeles Art Association
    2019 - 'It's Political', Group Show, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
    2002 - The Brandeis-Bardin Institute, Group Show

    PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS
    2020 - 'Field of Vision', Virtual Group Show, Los Angeles Art Association
    2020 - 'Gleaming Apollo', Virtual Group Show, Los Angeles Art Association
    2013 -'The Collection', Oxnard CA, Public Art Permanent Display
    2013 -'The Mindy Poject', Universal Studios, photographs used on set
    2013 -'Water Gardens', Santa Monica CA, Public Art
    2010 - Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 'The Art of Summer' Group Show
    2010 - Platt Gallery 3-Artist Show, American Jewish University
    2010 - Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 'Revisiting Beauty' Group Show
    2009 - LA County Museum of Art -Rental & Sales Gallery, Los Angeles
    2008 - Laxart 100X100, Group Show, Los Angeles
    1986 - MA Thesis Exhibitions, Group Show, UCLA
    'Chicano Graffiti' photo show
    1983 - Instituto Allende, San Miguel Allende, solo photography show
    1983 - Group Show, Universidad Autonoma Nacional, Mexico City
    1980 - Group Show, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City

    PRESS
    Featured artist, 'The Argonaut News', Week of February 13, 2020

    EDUCATION
    1986 - Master of Arts, Art, UCLA
    1980 - Bachelor of Arts, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City

    AFFILIATIONS
    Member, Los Angeles Art Association

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