Joel Silverstein

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Joel Silverstein was born in Brooklyn NY in 1957 and attended Pratt Institute BFA in Painting,1979, MPS in Art Therapy 1981 and Brooklyn College MFA in Painting 1992.

He has shown nationally and internationally at the Van Leer Institute, The Mishkan Le’Omanut Museum, The Bronfman Center, the Derfner Museum of Judaica, the Amstelkerk Gallery in Holland and the Jerusalem Biennial, 2015 and 17.

The artist/ critic is a Founding and Executive Member of the Jewish Art Salon and has curated eight Salon exhibitions including: Through Compassionate Eyes; Artists Call for Animal Rights at the Charter Oak Center, Hartford Ct., POW!!! for Jewish Comic Con, The Dura Europos Project, both at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art and UJA NY. Recent exhibitions include The Beth Shalom Judaica Museum, Roslyn NY, The Clemente Center, BEKI, New Haven CT, the Pratt Hadas Gallery Rohr Center, The Columbia/ Barnard Kraft Center.

His work and curated exhibitions are cited in Ori Z. Soltes’ Tradition and Transformation; Three Millennium of Jewish Art & Architecture and the upcoming Jewish Identity in American Art, a Golden Age Since the 1970s by Matthew Baigell.


  1. […] Joel Silverstein’s radically eclectic works reassess Tanach, Exodus and Ezekiel through his personal lens of 20th and 21st Century movie, pop and comic book references, including a 10-foot painting; “Ten Commandments and a Question”(2017), previously exhibited at the Jerusalem Biennale.  […]

  2. […] Jewish Art Salon will participate, and Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein will present at Kenissa’s National Cross-Training that will take place December 8-10, 2019 at […]

  3. […] spoke with the two curators, Joel Silverstein, a founding member of the Jewish Art Salon, and Ray Felix, an arts educator and founder of Bronx […]

  4. […] is also the closing party for “Convivio,” an art exhibition, curated by Joel Silverstein, Goldie Gross, Ray Felix and Julian Voloj, celebrating the contributions of Latinx/Jews to American […]

  5. […] spoke with the two curators, Joel Silverstein, a founding member of the Jewish Art Salon, and Ray Felix, an arts educator and founder of Bronx […]

  6. […] Special thanks to Joel Silverstein. […]

  7. […] a series of large new works, Joel Silverstein has created a complex narrative called My Metaphysical Romance, derived from film, superhero […]

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