Natalie Silva

Natalie Silva explores and documents human interactions with nature, focusing on light and its infinite colors. In Silva’s work, human figures are situated in an aqueous space that is seemingly indistinct, yet recognizably fluid. She explores how these figures interact with space, as shown through the concordance of iridescent colors, organic gestures, and eclectic use of light. Silva propounds, “[My characters]express themselves through color, brushstrokes and movement”.

German-born Natalie Silva (b. 1962), attended university of Maryland and Luigi Bocconi university.She held her first solo exhibition at the Mudima Gallery in Milan in 2001. Since then, she has held solo exhibitions and has been featured in group exhibitions in Switzerland, Slovenia, London, Paris and Los angeles.Solo exhibitions include The Narcissim of the artist, Mudima 2 Gallery, Milan (2001); Grey Panthers, archaeological Museum G. Rossi and Library Museum Bicknel, Ventimiglia (2005); Backstreetboys, dotfiftyone Gallery, Miami (2007); Backstreetboys, by arrangement of the Royal academy of arts, London (2007); Corporate Culture, Gallery Canvas, dallas (2008); GWG girls with guns, dotfiftyone Gallery, Miami (2009); Ordinary People, Galleria Studio, Milan (2009); Latest Works, Galleria Studio, Milan (2009); and dreamers, Museum Villa Boselli, arma di Taggia (2012).
Silva participated in Art Basel Miami for several years since 2004.
Currently she lives between Italy, Paris and Los Angeles.

Artist’s Website


• 2014 Milan February – March “SOTT’ACQUA?” ErmannoTedeschi Gallery, curator IlariaDupre’
• 2012 Arma di Taggia August “Dreamers” Museum Villa Boselli, curator FulvioCervini, University of Florence catalogue
• 2011 Milan September “Latest Works” Galleria Studio’
• 2009 Milan October “Ordinary People” Galleria Studio’
• 2009 Miami September “GWG girls with guns” Dotfiftyone Gallery, curator V.Garcia
• 2008 Dallas June “Corporate Culture” Gallery Canvas, curator Christensen Foundation
• 2007 London February “Backstreetboys “, by Arrangement of the Royal Academy of Arts, curator Julian Lonergan catalogue
• 2007 Miami February “Backstreetboys” Dotfiftyone Gallery, curator EdoardoTestori
• 2005 Ventimiglia November “Grey Panthers ” Archeological Museum G. Rossi and Library Museum Bicknel
Curator Edoardo Testori, catalogue Film Rai by Maria Teresa De Vito
• 2003 Locarno July NU Gallery, curator Marco Tagliafierro, catalogue, Film di Nina di Majo catalogue
• 2001 Milan February “The Narcissism of the Artist“ MUDIMA 2 Gallery, curator Marco Tagliafierro catalogue


• 2014 Hong Kong September – October “NATURE, INTERRUPTED”
Curator Marta Santacatterina
• 2013 Bordighera May – June “IN-NATURALE” MuseoFondazioneTerruzzi Villa Regina Margherita, curator Leo Lecci
• 2011 Miami March “Wynwood Art Walk” Gallery Dotfiftyone, curator Isaac Perelman
• 2010 Rome May “Sguardo sulla Realta’ e Oltre “ Complesso di Sant’Andrea del Quirinale Teatro dei Dioscuri, curator E. Govi
• 2010 Miami May “Art Does Design” DCOTA Design Center of America Gallery Dotfiftyone
• 2008 Florence October “Arte e Omosessualita da Von Gloeden a Pierres e Gilles” Palazzina Reale, curator Vittorio Sgarbi, catalogueskira
• 2008 Milan July “Arte ed Omosessualita’ da Von Gloeden a Pierres e Gilles“ Palazzo della Ragione, curator Vittorio Sgarbi, catalogue skira
• 2008 Miami June “It Happened One Summer“ Gallery Dotfityone
• 2004 Miami December “I D international” Gallery Dotfityone, curator TziliCharney catalogue
• 2004 Milan January “Latest Paintings” Gallery LiaRumma, curator Davide Gallo
• 2002 NaplesMay “100 Artist for a Museum ” Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, curator Antonio Manfredi Catalogue
• 2001 Ravenna NovemberMuseum of Design “Party del Corpo“, curator Marco Tagliafierro
• 2008 Rome Premio Celeste (Award), Pittura (Painting), by GianlucaMarziani
• 2004 Venice May “No Vitrines, No Museums, No Artists, Just a Lot of People” Domus Academy Workshop RikritTiravanija, Pierre Huygee and Andres Perrone
• 2004 Brescia April “Premio Loverini ” (Award) GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Brescia, curator Giacinto di Pietroantonio
• 2003 Naples October “Merci “ film di Nina di Majo 7th Edition of International Films on or by Artists, curator Laura Trisorio catalogue


• Miamiartbasel (from 2004 – January 2012)
• Miamiartfair (from 2005 – January 2012)
• AAF (Milano – February , 2012)
• ArteFiera (Padova – November, 2011)
• Fierad’Arte e Antiquariato (April, 2011)
• KunStartartfair (Bolzano – March, 2011)
• St’ARTArtfair (Strasbourg – November, 2010)
• Artefiera (Padova – November, 2010)
• CHIC ArtFair (Paris – October, 2010)
• Artefiera (Milano Marittima – July, 2010)
• Kunstart (Bolzano – March, 2010)
• BAF (Bergamo – January, 2010)
• ArteFiera (Padova – November, 2009)
• Pool ArtFair (New York – March, 2008)