Raised in Colorado, Emily Silver earned her MFA in Painting at San Francisco Art Institute (2007) and her BA With Distinction in Studio Art at Stanford University (1973).

Her exhibition history includes solo shows at The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas (2010); Metro Gallery in Reno (2004); The Painting Center in New York (2002); Nevada State Library and Archives (2002); Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, California (2000); and Fort Mason in San Francisco (1978).

Silver’s work has joined group exhibitions at, among others, Campfire Gallery in San Francisco (2013), Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson (2011), Piante Gallery in Eureka, California (2009); Oats Park Arts Center in Fallon, Nevada (2004); Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, Washington (1987); Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri (1984); and WSU Museum of Fine Arts in Pullman, Washington (1983). Recently, reproductions of her work appeared in the Literary Reader Catamaran. (2013)

Her curatorial experience includes “Sum of the Parts” (2013) at College of the Redwoods Gallery; “Nine Square Grid” at San Francisco Art Institute (2005); and “Cairns, Quilts, Contact: Women Artists of the West” at Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka, California (1999).

Silver’s honors include a Cadogan Fellowship from San Francisco Foundation (2006); Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship (2005); Wolf Kahn Vermont Studio Center Fellowship (2003); Project Grants from the McLean Foundation (2001) and North Coast Cultural Trust (2000 & 2003) in Eureka, California; and an Artist Grant from Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno (1995).

Silver currently lives and maintains a studio in Ferndale, California and teaches Drawing and Watercolor at College of the Redwoods, spending as much time as possible in Nevada.