Silvianna Goldsmith


As an artist, my concerns are Eco-feminist: Woman and her relation to Nature. Combined with images of flowers, wooden tree trunks, stone, sea, air, the flesh of the body and material interact. This merging of body and nature evokes ancient anthropomorphic and pantheistic deities. Creation can be through letting go, as if into trance and a trust of the ancient wisdom. Woman is affirmed as a source of the eternal cycle of creation and destruction, animus, anima, leading to wholeness and healing.

My background has been as a multi-media artist, involved with photography, film, video, painting and performance art. I have defined myself as an artist since my teens as a student at Music and Art High School, scholarship student at the Chicago Institute of Design, and early disciple of Wifredo Lam, the Cuban surealist painter. I was in the first feminist art show, the X-12, writing the press release, quoted by Grace Glueck in the New York Times Magazine and Lawrence Alloway in the The Nation. I was active with the performance artists of the early 70’s including Meredith Monk, Carolee Schneernnnn. I was the founding member ofWomen/Artist/Filmmakers, which received production grants from NEA and NYSCA and with whom I showed my films internationally.

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    • 170 Ave C apt 14 E
    • New York NY 10009

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