ArtNow!: An Artist Talk with Ali Silverstein

ArtNow!: An Artist Talk with Ali Silverstein

October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm

$10 Admission, FREE for MOCA Members

MOCA Tucson welcomes you to join us for a morning of mimosas and ArtNow! This ArtNow! will feature an in-depth conversation with artist Ali Silverstein about her current project exhibited at the museum.


About Ali Silverstein:

Ali Silverstein’s process is guided by whatever feels necessary: cutting vertical strips in the canvas to create long tassels; sticking shapes of canvas onto her paintings, or, in other work, painting over these shapes and then removing them, leaving the residue of triangles and arcs. Massive sheets of canvas are painted, cut, dragged, pinned, stained, crawled over, glued, layered, and painted again. Silverstein’s preference for on-the-spot responsiveness rather than preconception, improvisational “allowing,” over planned composition, and primitive expression over slick industrial production, recall the philosophical spirit of abstract expressionism and action painting.

Born in 1980 in London, Ali Silverstein lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in Visual Art and Comparative Religion, and an MFA in Painting from The Slade School of Art in London.

Silverstein’s work has been featured in multiple international solo exhibitions with Bischoff/Weiss Gallery in London, Inga Gallery in Tel Aviv, and Albertz Benda Gallery in New York. Additionally, Silverstein has been an artist-in-residence at the Bialik space in Tel Aviv, and at The Esalen Institute, Big Sur. She was recently named an “Artist to Watch” in the Women in the Arts issue of Whitewall magazine. She has been exhibited in solo and group shows across the US and abroad. Her works are held in a number of important private collections worldwide.


For more about the project The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7Chapter 1: The Fragments, click here