Suzanne Silver is an associate professor in the painting & drawing emphasis program of the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Professor Silver studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and received an AB from Smith College and an MFA at The Ohio State University. Silver has exhibited her work internationally, including the Axel Raben Gallery in NYC, Nexus Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, Contemporary Jewish Museum - San Francisco, David Yellin College in Jerusalem, the Castle of Otranto in Otranto, Italy, Proteus Gowanus Gallery in Brooklyn, the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati, the Bureau for Open Culture, and the Columbus Museum of Art.
Silver received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and grants in mixed media, 3D art, and drawing from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her artist’s book, "Blacklists/Whitelists," was published by Logan Elm Press. Silver’s art and writing have appeared in publications such as the American Abstract Artists Journal and Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, and can be found in the Avant-Writing Collection at OSU.
Silver makes drawings, paintings, objects, and installations where unexpected materials are combined to create a visual language that is open to multiple readings.