RESEARCH INTERESTS
Cultural constructs of gender, feminism, power relations, installation, photography, sculpture, fashion, craft, folk art, scherenschnitte, & wycinanki.

EDUCATION
2016MFA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
2001BA Studio Art Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

RESIDENCIES
2017Luminous Bodies | Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013Art & Process | Urban ReThink, Orlando, FL
2012Shearin' Shit | Stardust Video & Co?ee, Orlando, FL
The Art of Lesley Silvia | Redefine Gallery, Orlando
2010The Sugar Myth | Taste, Orlando, FL
2009O | Infusion Tea Room, Orlando, FL
2007Photography & Graphics by Lesley Silvia | Tatame Tea & Sake Lounge, Orlando, FL
2006The Photography Lesley Silvia | Infusion Tea, Orlando, FL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017Art in Odd Places: Noise | Downtown Orlando
Snap! Summer Selection 2017 | Snap! DOWNTOWN, Orlando, FL
This World: Through their eyes | Loud Gallery, Orlando, FL
Sam Flax Wall project | Sam Flax, Orlando, FL
F.L.A.M.E. | Orange Studio, Orlando, FL
Aqua Submission | City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL
What Has Changed? | Orange County Public Library, Orlando, FL?
2016Art in Odd Places: Play | Downtown Orlando?Perspectives | Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
Artborne Annual | The Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL
Paint Strong Orlando | Orlando Public Library, Orlando, FL

2015Agencies | Sister Space, Orlando, FL

2014Redefine Values- B&W Art Show | Redefine Values- B&W Art Show | Redefine Gallery, Orlando, FL

2013 I Live in Orlando, but Sometimes I Dream of Other Places | The Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL
Imprint | Gallery At Avalon Island, Orlando, FL
Walk THROUGH gallery project | Orlando, FL
Dead Animal Art Show | The Falcon Bar & Gallery, Orlando, FL

2012GAP Papercutting Exhibition | German Papercutting Museum Vreden Germany
Picturing My Florida: A Grassroots Portrait of the Sunshine State | Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Exhibition of Fluevog Creative Finalists | John Fluevog Shoes Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Energy & Rhythm | G4 Studios, Orlando, FL
Third Thursday: 15 Views Art Show | Urban ReThink, Orlando, FL

2010Snap! Orlando Presents Homegrown | Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Pop up show | Realm54, Orlando, FL
Eccentrica | City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL

2008Department of Creativity Group Exhibit | Drunken Monkey, Orlando, FL
2005 Femme Fatale | Orlando Museum of Art First Thursdays, Orlando, FL
2003Shutterspeed 8 | Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach,FL
20032003 Juried Art Show | Osceola Center for the Arts, Kissimmee, FL

PUBLICATIONS
2014Photography published in storyacious: March 6, 2014, http://storyacious.com/art-feature-when-we-begin-to-lose- ourselves/

2014Photography published in storyacious: February 20, 2014, http://storyacious.com/art-feature-the-ring-bearer/

2014Photography published in gravel.: http://www.gravelmag.com/lesley-silvia.html

2014Featured artist for SPECS journal of art and culture: Volume 6 (2014) The Perverse cover, pg. 11,17, 21, 42, 60, 70, 94, 95.

2005Photography published on label of “Jones Natural”: 2005

REPRODUCTIONS IN PRINT & ONLINE
2013Cover art in SmokeLong Quarterly: Issue 41 9/23/2013, http://www.smokelong.com/cover41.asp

2013Cover art and inside illustrations for publisher Burrow Press, What Happened to Orlando? Tales of Catastrophe & Dystopia by Orlando High Schoolers: release date Dec. 2013

2013Cover, inside illustrations, & poster illustration for editors by Holic, Nathan & Fleming, John Henry, publisher Burrow Press, 15 Views Vol. II: Corridor: release date March 28, 2013

2013Cover art for Fleming, John Henry, Songs for the Deaf: release date March 28, 2013

2013Cover and inside illustrations published in Orlando Weekly The Best of Orlando 2011: July 14 - 20, 2011

DEMONSTRATIONS, LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
2015Anxiety | The Space, Orlando, FL
2014iDeclare: Family Ties | The Space, Orlando, FL
2014Artists in Wondercamp | Misty Forest School, Orlando, FL
Paper cutting demonstration | Lake Orienta Elementary School, Altamonte Springs, FL
Paper cutting workshop for the Orlando Art Collective | Orlando, FL
Artist Lecture for "I Live in Orlando, but Sometimes I Dream of Other Places | Orlando, FL
2013Artist Lecture | Visual Fringe, Orlando, FL
2013Art & Process: Lesley Silvia | Urban ReThink 625 E Central Blvd Orlando, FL

COMMISSIONS
2016Public Art Commission, Painted storm drain at the corner of Ferncreek and Primrose, 16” x 113” latex paint, Mills50 District, Orlando, FL

2014Public Art Commission, Painted power box at the corner of Summerlin and SR 50, 31.625” x 56” x 43.625” latex paint, Mills50 District, Orlando, FL