DETAIL: Toots ZYNSKY 'Pennellata' 2004, 'Filet de Verre' fused and thermoformed colour glass threads
 
 
Marilyn da SILVA | The invisible me

 
da SILVA, Marilyn
United States of America 1952
The invisible me 2002
Metalwork
copper, brass, wood, gesso, coloured pencil, found objects
18.0 (h) x 33.0 (w) x 28.0 (d) cm
Lent by Marilyn da Silva
VIEW: PROVENANCE |

Pinole, California, United States
born Akron, Ohio, United States, 1952

Training

1970–74  BS, Art Education, Bowling Green State University, OH
1974–77  Master of Fine Art (Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Current related professional work

Professor and Program Chair, Jewelry/Metal Arts, California College of Arts, Oakland, CA

Selected solo exhibitions

Marilyn da Silva: put out the fire, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, 1994; Marilyn da Silva: put out the fire, chapter II, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, 1997; Master metalsmith 1999: Marilyn da Silva, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, 1999; Aviary: small sculpture of Marilyn da Silva, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, 2000

Selected group exhibitions since 2000

Attitude & action! North American figurative jewelry, The Atrium Gallery, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK, 2000; Tiaras must be worn, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2000; Boston tea: a party, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2000; Contemporary metalsmiths, Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, OK, 2001; Telling tales: contemporary narrative teapots, Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO, 2001; Sitting pretty, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2001; Domestic object?, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, 2001; Tiaras, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, 2002; Embellished with gold, Decorative Arts Museum, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, 2002; Charmed lives, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2003; Extreme metal: contemporary metalsmithing, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL, 2003; The art of gold, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA, 2003; Beyond the mines: the art of California gold, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA, 2003; Craft, etc.: American master jewelers and metalsmiths, Buddy Holly Centre Fine Arts Gallery, Lubbock, TX, 2004; A bird in the hand, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2004; Educator, educated: jewelry and metals in Ohio, Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2004; The pillbox, YAW Gallery, featured at SOFA, Chicago, IL, 2004; The basket, YAW Gallery, featured at SOFA, New York, NY, 2004; Epicenter CCA: focus on bay area metalwork, an exhibition of work by California College of the Arts Faculty, Students and Alumni of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Department, Tacoah Bruce Gallery, Oliver Arts Centre, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, 2004; California design, 2004, Baulines Craft Guild, San Francisco, CA, 2004

Public collections

International  Decorative Arts Museum, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN; National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea; National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

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