Jonathan Silverman is a visual artist who works primarily in the mediums of painting, digital painting and video. Of an Anglo-Tunisian background, he was born in Manchester, UK, and grew up in Israel, moving to Italy in 2001. He holds a BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy (cum laude, 2006), and a PgDip from The Royal Drawing School, London (2011). He received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for excellence in representational painting both in 2009 and in 2010. In 2012 he was artist in residence at the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, and in 2015 was selected for the BoCs residency programme in Cosenza, Italy. He has taught at the Royal Drawing School in London, at the IIFA in India, has been a visiting lecturer at Rhodes University and runs regular art classes in collaboration with ArtWorks For Youth (NGO). Silverman has exhibited extensively in South Africa and internationally (Italy, UK, Israel, Portugal, India), and has work in various private collections as well as the Royal Collection. He currently lives and works in South Africa. Exhibitions 2020 Future without N, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, SA (solo) 2019 Psithurism, DAOR Contemporary, Cape Town, SA 2019 Territory, Glen Carlou Gallery, Curated by Pierre le Riche, Glen Carlou Estate, SA 2019 Searching for an Electric Peanut [part II], Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, SA (solo) 2018 The Cat Show, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, SA 2018 Rethinking Boundaries, Priest Gallery, Johannesburg, SA 2018 Searching for an Electric Peanut, Priest Gallery, Johannesburg, SA (solo) 2018 National Arts Festival, Monument Gallery, Grahamstown, SA 2018 Collective Ink, The Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg, SA 2018 Collective Ink, Gutsche Family Investments Gallery, Port Elizabeth, SA 2017 BoCs Art Museum Opening, BoCs Art Museum, Cosenza, Italy 2017 Painterly, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschhoek, SA 2017 Portraits (collective exhibition), Gutsche Family Investments Gallery, Port Elizabeth, SA 2017 Winter Exhibition, DF Contemporary, Cape Town, SA 2017 Modern Miniatures, Underculture Contemporary & ART on Target, Port Elizabeth>> NAF Grahamstown, SA 2017 Sublime, Moór Gallery, Curated by Aidon Westcott, Franschhoek, SA 2015 BoCs Art Finissage Exhibition, The BoCs Project, Curated by Alberto Dambruoso, Cosenza, Italy 2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London>>Castle Fine Art, Birmingham>>Guildford House 2014 Manpower 2014, Rua Poço dos Negros, Lisbon 2014 Gallery Launch, Serena Morton at 343 Ladbroke Grove, London 2014 ArtVerona Projects, 2000Maniacs, Curated by Andrea Bruciati and Lorenza Boisi, Verona 2014 Kullu Perceived, Curated by Shehani Fernando, Royal Drawing School, London 2014 At Hand and Far Away, Serena Morton, London (solo) 2012 Sanskriti Kendra Open, Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi 2011 Graduation Exhibition, Royal Drawing School, London 2010 Hot Boredom, Artwars Project Space, London 2009 Secret Art, Bank Leumi, Tel-Aviv 2009 Pnim Ha’ir, Artura Gallery, Tel-Aviv (solo) 2009 Ars Artis Gratia, Rivington Gallery, London 2009 The Dondon Lungeon, Shoredistch House (CosmicMegaBrain), London 2008 Urban Heroes and Saints, Rivington Gallery, London (solo) 2008 Spiritual Promises from Lost Prophets, Cordi House (CosmicMegaBrain), London 2007 Naturalita’, Ex chiesa barocca di Sant’Ignazio, Arezzo 2006 Naturalita’, Castle of Poppi, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea of Poppi, Palazzo Giorgi, Casentino- prov. of Arezzo 2006 Verso Pasolini, Palazzo Ghibellino, Empoli (FI) 2005 Immagina Arte in Fiera, Art Fair, Reggio Emilia 2005 Per le Vie del Mugello, Convento di Bosco ai Frati, Villa di Cafaggiolo, Cappella del Castello di Trebbio, S.Piero a Sieve, Barberino del Mugello, prov. of Florence 2005 Dialoghi in silenzio, Loggia del Bigallo, Florence 2004 Non ti farai immagine, Jewish Community Centre, Florence
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