Adam Silverman

  • untitled 2016 clay and glaze h.26.0 × φ25.0 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • installation view from "Blue" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2016 ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Blue" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2016 ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Blue" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2016 ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Blue" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2016 ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Blue" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2016 ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Blue" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2016 ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • untitled 2015 ceramic h.22.0 × w.20.0 × d.19.5 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2015 ceramic h.20.5 × φ18.5 cm © Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2015 ceramic h.25.0 × φ19.0 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • flower vase 2013 ceramic h.62.0 × φ29.5 ©Adam Silverman
  • flower vase 2013 ceramic h.20.0 × φ20.0 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • flower vase 2013 ceramic h.18.5 × φ18.0 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • flower vase 2013 ceramic h.20.0 × φ16.0 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • flower vase 2013 ceramic ©Adam Silverman
  • flower vase 2013 ceramic h.13.0 × φ15.0 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • flower vase 2013 ceramic h.15.0 × φ16.0cm ©Adam Silverman
  • installation view from "Space" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013  ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Space" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013  ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Space" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013  ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Space" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013  ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Space" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013  ©Adam Silverman, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • untitled 2012 ceramic h.34 × φ19 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2012 ceramic h.20 × φ21.5 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2012 ceramic h.32 × φ23 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2012 ceramic h.9.5 × φ14 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2012 ceramic h.25.5 × φ29 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2012 ceramic h.21 × φ12 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2008 wood, clay, glaze h.37.5 × w.35.5 × d.14.0 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2008 wood, paint, clay, glaze h.26.7 × w.35.6 × d.24.1 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled 2008 clay h.15.0 × w.12.5 × d.13.5 cm ©Adam Silverman
  • untitled #3.23 2008 white crater glaze on black stoneware h.25.4 × φ29.3 cm ©Adam Silverman

Adam Silverman was born in 1963 in New York. After studying architecture and art, he moved to California. He is also known as a founding member of the fashion brand “X-LARGE”. He established his professional practice as a ceramic artist in 2002. After working as a studio director at Heath Ceramics, he now works in his own studio in California. His many exhibitions to date include “BOOLEAN VALLEY” (in collaboration with Nader Tehrani, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2009), “Reverse Archaeology” (The Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 2012) and “Clay and Space” (Laguna Art Museum, California, 2013). His work has been collected by public institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, Texas), and the Israel Museum.

1963 Born in New York
1987 B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, USA
1988 B.Arch., Rhode Island School of Design, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

2022 “Marks and Markers” Friedman Benda, New York, NY
“Common Ground (in collaboration with Sogetsu LA)” George J. Doizaki Gallery at Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, NY
2021 “Horizon” CURATOR’S CUBE, Tokyo, Japan/ HIN / Arts & Science, Kyoto, Japan
2020 “Common Ground (work in progress)”, America(s) at Design Miami/ Podium, Miami, FL
“Punctum” Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 “Eight Tide Jars” The Cooper Union, New York, NY
“TOKO” CURATOR’S CUBE, Tokyo, Japan/ HIN / Arts & Science, Kyoto, Japan
2018 “Occupation” Friedman Benda, New York, NY
“Fantômes” Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium
“Ghosts” Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
2016 “Blue” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Ground Control” Friedman Benda, New York, NY
“Body Language” Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
2015 “Glendale Work” CURATOR’S CUBE, Tokyo, Japan
2013 “Earth” Play Mountain, Tokyo, Japan
“Space” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Clay and Space” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2012 “New Pots and Sculpture” Edward Cella Art + Architecture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Reverse Archeology” Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2011 “LACMA Edition” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Color Blind” Heath Ceramics, Los Angeles, CA
2010 “Hold It” Play Mountain, Tokyo, Japan
“Boolean Valley” Nasher Sculpture Center (Collaboration with Nader Tehrani), Dallas, TX
2009 “Boolean Valley” Museum of Contemporary Art (Collaboration with Nader Tehrani), Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Nature Morte” TKG Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
“Boolean Valley” San Jose Museum of Art - Installation (Collaboration with Nader Tehrani), San Jose, CA
“High Function” Play Mountain, Tokyo, Japan
2007 “New Pots” Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR
Lightbox project room : Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Ceramic Work” Starnet Zone, Mashiko, Japan
2006 “New Work from Atwater Pottery” TKG Editions, Tokyo, Japan
“Atwater Pottery Exhibition” Play Mountain Villa, Tokyo, Japan
“New Work from Atwater Pottery” Flux Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 “Adam Silverman Pots, Louise Bonnet Pictures” Silho Furniture, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2022 “Conversing in Clay: Ceramics from the LACMA” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2017 “From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics” Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2016 “L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts By Artists, LACMA” Los Angeles, CA
2015 “Try again. Fail again. Fail better” Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
“Eight Ceramic Artists” Tomino Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014 “More Material” Salon 94, New York, NY
2013 “Why not live for Art? II -9 collectors reveal their treasures” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan
2012 “Function Dysfunction” TKG Editions Kyoto/ TKG Ceramics, Kyoto/ 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Man-Made Vessels by California Craftsmen” Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
2011 High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA
“California Cool” Peel Gallery, Houston, TX
2009 “Clay and Response” Heath Ceramics, Los Angels, CA
2008 “The Ceramics of Gertrud and Otto Natzler” Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

Public Collections

Israel Museum, Israel
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Museum of Contemporary Craft, USA
Nasher Sculpture Center, USA
Palm Springs Art Museum, USA
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, USA
Yale University Art Gallery, USA