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Ann Corley Silverman pursued the study of hand papermaking in New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Southeast Asia, and the University of Iowa. Her artwork has been displayed in juried shows that include the Contemporary Art Museum (Raleigh, NC 2020), the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery (Columbus, OH 2017), WomanMade Gallery (Chicago 2004) and the Center for Book Arts (NYC 1996). Solo shows include Wherle Gallery (Columbus, OH 2018 and 2000), Artspace (Raleigh 2014), and Camilla’s Theater Gallery (NYC 1995). Silverman has received grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Durham Arts Council. She graduated from the University of NC, Chapel Hill, in 1976 with a BA in Classical Civilization. From The Ohio State University, she earned an MA in Ancient Greek in 1979, and an MFA in 2003. Silverman currently works from studios both in Columbus, Ohio and in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
Papermaking is my primary medium of expression. It involves my hands at play, with materials of water and plant fiber, and conceptual ideas just at the edge of my fingertips. I grow my own paper mulberry fiber because I value the trajectory from my dirty wet hands to the final dry and culturally laden product. Recently I have been spinning paper into thread and working with issues of social justice as well as environmental integrity. Process is a vital aspect of my work as is the engagement of my hands.