ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marisa Gonzales Silverstein is a paper and mosaic artist. Folded paper and mosaic are, at first glance, quite distinct media and processes. Yet they both play with pattern and repetition, geometry and rhythm. Pieces come together, often unexpectedly, to form a puzzle. Light and shadow interact to create a deeper, more complex image. Gonzales Silverstein’s work in paper and mosaic is mathematical and meditative. It allows the artist to nurture herself and others.
Gonzales Silverstein received a BA in Art History from Yale College in 1992 and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1999. She spent years leading after school programs in the arts for teenagers, contracting with accomplished artists to lead vibrant programs before turning full time to being an artist herself.
In 2016, just three years after beginning her work as an artist, Marisa received a Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) for her “92 Americans. Every day.” series. For more information, visit https://www.marisagsilverstein.com
As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 32-acre campus, including Derfner Judaica Museum and a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide educational and cultural programming for all visitors, including residents of the Hebrew Home, their families, and the general public, who come from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs, and elsewhere. RiverSpring Health is a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 12,000 older adults through its resources and community service programs. Museum hours: Sunday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Art Collection and grounds open daily, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call 718 581.1596 for holiday hours or to schedule group tours.
This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.