Emil Silberman, nationally recognized artist from New York, is able to evoke an emotional response from each sculpture he creates. A sculptor since the age of 3, today Emil’s techniques have evolved to include forms in such mediums as plaster and mixed-media, and have included installations and site-specific work.
Whether his art reflects tragedy, flaw, rebellion, struggle, social inequality, or just the comedies of life, he expresses it all through the eyes of a physician. “By a strange turn of fate, I became a physician in the Emergency Room of an inter-city hospital in Queens, NY. To my surprise my work as a physician has greatly influenced my sculptures, from the prevalence of raw emotions to the daily images of distorted anatomy.”
As a sculptor and Assistant Director of the Emergency room for Jamaica hospital in Queens, his exquisite pieces are a channel through which he can express his emotions and ultimately heal himself from the stresses of his medical career. Having traveled throughout the world, Emil is able to incorporate his travels and his profession to utilize his rare gift and master his distinctive art forms. These emotion-driven works by Emil Silberman often depict a sense of humor, resulting in pieces which are meant as a parody or social commentary.
“My work, to the viewer, has continued to evoke an emotional response and true sense of appreciation for what each work represents,” Silberman said.
Born in Riga, Latvia (former USSR) in 1960, Emil has lived in Israel and the Dominican Republic, but now resides in New York. His work is in private collections nationwide and has been collected by many.
Queens College, Flushing, NY
Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY
Cultural Arts Center, Haifa, Israel
Student’s Art League, Riga, Latvia.
Member of the National Sculpture Society
2012-“ Paterson Walk”-site specific installation, Paterson, N.J.
2011-“Museum of Jewish Heritage”, Prakhin Foundation Event, NYC, NY
2010- Butterfly Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey
2010-“Escape from New York”, Group Exhibition of New York artists, Paterson, NJ
2010-“Fabrika II”, Installation Exhibition in textile factory district of Paterson, NJ
2009-“Fabrika I”, Installation Exhibition in textile factory district of Paterson,NJ
2009- Nutro Group Exhibition at 92nd Street Y, NYC, NY
2008- Bergen County JCC, Township of Washington, NJ
2007-“Preservation of Memory”, Installation in Paterson, NJ
2006- Museum of Russian Contemporary Art, Jersey City, NJ
2005- Rockaway Artists Alliance, Queens, NY
2005- Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, NY
2004- Audubon Artists, Queens, NY
2003- Queens College, Flushing, NY
2000- Williamsburg Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
1999- Ezair Gallery, Madison Avenue, NYC, NY
1998- YM and YMJA of Five Towns, Long Island, NY
1997- Paterson Museum of Art, Paterson, NJ
1996- Bon A Tier Gallery, Piermont, NY
1993- Connoisseurs Gallery, SoHo, NY
1991- Prince Art Gallery, SoHo, NY
1990- Queens Art Center, Queens, NY
1990- Pen and Bush Gallery, New York, NY
1990- Bnai Zion Jewish Center, New York, NY
2003- 9/11 Memorial – Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY
1993- “Time and We”-Journal of Literature and Poetry in Russian language
2011- Live interview on Russian Television Network (RTN)
1990-present-Multiple articles in local and Russian language media
1979-81-Queens College, Flushing, NY
1978-79-Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY
1974-77-Cultural Arts Center, Haifa, Israel
1969-71-Student’s Art League, Riga, Latvia
1998-present-Member and Co-founder of NUTRO group
2000-Member of the National Sculpture Society
Artistic Styles and Methods:
-sculpture directly in plaster, wax, plasteline, clay, and wood
-stage and costume design
-director and producer of short film and comedy theatre
-drawings and works on paper