2020   ...How We Can Hope, Compound YV; Yucca Valley, CA (postponed)

2016   The Magic Hour, East Side International; Los Angeles CA 

2015   Wish You Weren’t Here, West LA College Gallery; Los Angeles CA 

2012   A Shifted Memory, Co-Op28 Gallery; Los Angeles CA

2008   Cannivillastic, Zoller Gallery; State College PA  



2020    Voices Across the Sand, Yucca Valley Art Center; Yucca Valley, CA

2020    Still Life, Together, Palm Springs Art Museum; Palm Springs, CA (postponed)

2020    In Excess, Spring Break Art Fair; New York NY 

2020    Fool’s Gold, La Matadora Gallery; Joshua Tree, CA

2020    Hoarders House, Field Projects; New York NY

2019    Bullfrog Biennial, Goldwell Art Museum; Beatty NV

2018    Other Worlds, Charlie James Gallery; Los Angeles CA 

2017    Love Stories, Art Basel Miami; Miami FL
2017    Antipodal, Durden and Ray; Los Angeles CA
2017    Joshua Treenial: Event Horizon, Boxo Projects; Joshua Tree CA

2017    Love Letters, Basement Projects; Santa Ana CA
2017    Kitsch 2, The Alice Gallery; Seattle WA
2016    Kitsch, Studio E Gallery; Seattle WA
2016    We Gave It Our Best, Im Ersten; Sonnenfelsgasse, Vienna
2015    Mirrors and Windows, The Ada Hatch Center; Joshua Tree CA 

2015    Telephone Game, Prohibition Gallery; Los Angeles CA 

2015    Perfect Strangers, Bergamot Station; Santa Monica CA

2015    Get on The Pool, La Piscina Gallery; Los Angeles CA 

2015    Primo Lane, Outpost Projects; Joshua Tree CA

2015    Savage Sentimentality, Wignall Museum; Rancho Cucamonga CA 

2014    Savage Sentimentality, Cerritos College Main gallery; Cerritos CA 

2014    C-Note, Jaus Gallery; Los Angeles CA

2014    Superpositions, RAID Projects; Los Angeles CA

2013    SUR Biennial, RHC Gallery; Whittier CA
2013    5790 Open Studios: Elemental, Beacon Arts; Inglewood CA

2013    Faculty Exhibition, Barrett Gallery; Santa Monica CA

2013    MAS ATTACK 2, Torrance Art Museum; Torrance CA 

2013    Midsummer Nights: Projections, Thompson Hotel; Beverly Hills CA

2013    Gesturing Into Consciousness, Palmer Museum of Art; PA

2013    Storage Wars, 5790 Projects; Los Angeles CA

2013    Doing Pennants, Fifth Floor Gallery; Los Angeles CA 

2012    Inglewood Open Studios; Inglewood CA

2012    Community, Beacon Arts Building; Inglewood CA 

2011    Presents, Gallery at 3713 Sunset; Los Angeles CA 

2011    Open Studios, Cope Studios; Glendale CA

2009    Highly Toxic, Gallery Godo; Glendale CA 

2009    Finding the Animal in Paradox & Parable, Zoller Gallery; PA

2008    Building, Making, Inventing, Searching, Pochron Gallery; Brooklyn NY 

2008    Trellis, A Sculpture Survey, Rupert Ravens Contemporary; NJ 

2008    Golden Calf, Crane Arts; Philadelphia PA 

2007    Displacement, Chashama Gallery; New York NY 

2007    Raw Summer Lovin, Zoller Gallery; State College, PA 

2007    Cultural Corridor: The 1st 5 Years, Gallery 51; North Adams, MA 

2007    Mashabafulatic, Zoller Gallery; State College, PA 

2006    Nature More, 3rd Ward; Brooklyn NY 

2006    Selections from the Cultural Corridor, Storefront artists’ Project; MA 

2006    Home Base Brooklyn; Brooklyn, NY

2006    Jefferson Stop; Brooklyn, NY

2005    Unrelated, Saratoga Arts Center; Saratoga NY

2005    Affordable Art Fair, Pier 92; New York, NY 

2005    Alumni Auction, Visual Arts Gallery; New York NY 

2004    Sculpture as Amalgam, Visual Arts Gallery; New York, NY 

2004    Night of a Thousand Drawings, Artists’ Space; New York, NY



2020    Crushed, Touched, and Folded, Unpaved Gallery; Yucca Valley, CA

2019    Lost Weekend (Coco Hall), Unpaved Gallery; Yucca Valley, CA

2019    Slow Burn (Kyla Hansen), Unpaved Gallery; Yucca Valley, CA

2019    Mojave Project (Kim Stringfellow), Unpaved Gallery; Yucca Valley, CA

2019    When the Dust Settles (group), Unpaved Gallery; Yucca Valley, CA

2018    Found, OutPost Projects; Joshua Tree, CA

2016    Surveying the Land, OutPost Projects; Joshua Tree, CA


Artist in Residence, Object Bisby, AZ; 2020

Artist in Residence, Palm Springs Art Museum; 2020 (postponed)

Visiting Artist Lecture-Advanced Sculpture, Penn State University; 2012

Visualizing Animals, Penn State University; 2007



Adjunct Faculty Copper Mountain College; 2019-present

Associate Adjunct Faculty, Santa Monica College; 2011-present

Visual Arts Teacher, Crossroads School; 2016-2017

Visual Arts Department Chair, Teacher, Archer School for Girls; 2013-2016

Instructor, Ventura County Community College; 2010

Visiting Assistant Professor Painting and Sculpture, Penn State University; 2008-2009

Instructor, Penn State University; 2007

TA-Sculpture, School of Visual Arts; 2003-2006


Director/Curator Unpaved Gallery; 2019-present

Curate Joshua Tree (artist publication/podcast); 2016-present

Art Club Advisor, Crossroads School; 2016

Department Chair Visual Arts, Archer School for Girls; 2015

Archer Abroad Curriculum Development, Archer School for Girls; 2014

Art Club Advisor, Archer School for Girls; 2013-2014

Adjunct Faculty Representative, Santa Monica College; 2010-2013

Art Club Advisor, Santa Monica College; 2010-2013

Penn State Abroad, Penn State University; 2009

Graduate Student Committee Member, Penn State University; 2008

Sculpture Club Advisor, Penn State University; 2007-2008



Benjamin Goulet “Emily Silver”, Desert Magazine; April 2019

Sarah Abrams “Art and Life with Emily Silver”, Voyage LA; October 24, 2018

Steven Biller "State of the Art”, Palm Springs Life Magazine; April 9, 2018

Emily Burns "Curate Joshua Tree", Maake Magazine; Spring 2017

Emily Burns "Emily Silver", Maake Magazine; Aug 2015

Steve Hampton “Emily Silver, Featured Artist", FAR Foundation for Arts Resources; 2014

Russ Crest “Made with Color Presents: Emily Silver’s Work Celebrates the Comic and The Tragic...", Beautiful Decay; May 22, 2014

Exhibition Catalogue “Savage Sentimentality"; 2014

Exhibition Catalogue “SUR BIENNIEL 2013" p. 164-173; 2013

Virginia Broersma “Wham! A Studio Visit with Emily Silver”, Huffington Post Arts and Culture; November 7, 2013

T.S. “Storage Wars: A group exhibition by 5790 Projects”, Painting in LA; February 11, 2013

Irina Aristarkhova “Artist as Idiot, The Rest of Now: Manifeste, The European Biennale of Contemporary Art, p124-127; 2008

“Carnival Exhibition featured at Zoller Gallery”, The Daily Collegian; April 11, 2008


Creative Thesis Grant, Penn State University; University Park, PA, 2008

ISC Nominee, Sculpture Magazine, 2008
School of Visual Arts Alumni Scholarship Award, SVA; New York NY, 2005


2008    MFA Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Art

2005    BFA School of Visual Arts; New York, NY