About Viviane Silvera


Founder of On Art, a well-respected artist and filmmaker of the upcoming short See Memory, Viviane Silvera tells stories in pictures. Currently, Viviane is sharing See Memory, a stopmotion film made out of 12,000 painting stills ,to be seen around the world starting at The Big Apple Film Festival (March 2016), the Edward Hopper House (May 2016) and Joe’s Pub at the Public with live music performed by Love Rabbit (June 2016).

See Memory Poster

Viviane has exhibited her artwork in numerous venues including The Cell, 511 Gallery, Vanderbilt University’s Sculpture Garden, the Albright Knox Gallery, the Edward Hopper House, The Dahesh Museum, and The Museo De La Cuidad-Mexico to name a few.

When she isn’t creating her artwork, Viviane runs On Art where she leads groups on curated gallery and studio tours where New Yorkers experience the secret and hidden art gems throughout the city. In addition, On Art hosts salons and book signings for Curators and Artists in the Winter season.  Most recent studio tours include Ghada Amer, Shazia Sikander, Nir Hod and Paul Villinksi.  On Art has visited over 70 new york city studios over the past 14 years and values the ability to connect artists with art lovers and facilitate a dialog about the work and the life and practice of the artist.

As a well-respected voice in the art industry, Viviane’s views on contemporary art and her work has been written about in The Evening Standard, the Christies’s Newsletter, the Wall Street Journal, Gotham magazine, Time Out New York, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and many other publications, blogs and podcasts. Her museum education experience includes running the Visiting Artist Program for the Brooklyn Historical Society and teaching at The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum before founding On Art in 2002. She was on the studio arts faculty of the National Academy School of Fine Arts and the 92nd Street Y School of the Arts for many years before leaving to focus her time on filmaking.

Viviane Silvera currently resides in New York City with her husband and two children.