On Friday, March 8th, a visiting artist, Patricia Silva, came to BSGE and talked about her creation process as a working artist. Silva studied photography at the School of Visual Arts, and now works in a variety of mediums, including photography and film, and writes critiques and articles for art publications. We viewed a couple of her collections of work, and discussed her ideas and how she developed them. She reflected on her process of creating work, which to students taking IB art seemed very similar to the processes we take in class. She described her work as an exploration of the relationships between opposing forces. Her visit provided the attending students with an insight into how a working artist creates art, as well as inspiration to their own work.
Patricia Silva is an artist who works in video and photography, a photo editor, writer and independent curator of contemporary art. Originally from Portugal, she emigrated to New York as a child and has lived and worked in Queens for nearly 20 years. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree from Bard College.