Stephen R. Silver

 “My goal as an oil painter is to freely use color and shape to create abstract paintings.  The color can be dynamic and strong, yet it is the shapes that tell the story. The shapes are either organic or geometric.  The organic abstractions flow as in nature.  Although the compositions have incomplete information, they often convey a sense of place, encouraging the viewer’s own interpretation of the paintings.  The geometric paintings, on the other hand, are designed to fool the eye. They create the illusion of three dimensional depth and/or movement.”

Steve, a native of New York, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. He has studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston and has been a student of master artist Tom Ouellette.  Steve’s work can be seen in galleries, has been in numerous shows and is in many private collections. It can also be viewed at his studio, located at 450 Harrison Ave. in SOWA, a major artist’s community in Boston. 

Steve is the founder of the SOWA Artists Guild, an association of approximately 70 studio artists.  The Guild sponsors First Friday events every month at 450 Harrison Ave. in Boston.   A lifelong artist, Steve was able to devote full time to his painting after a successful business career in which he was CEO of several high tech companies.

Gallery Representation

L’attitude Gallery – 460-C Harrison Ave, Boston MA  02118

Calvin Charles Gallery – 4201 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ

Thanassi Gallery – 234 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-0233

Gallery Z 259 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI  02903

The Gallery of Art in Giving


 Untied South End Artists, SoWa Artists Guild, Concord Art Association, Art in Giving

 Selected Press

The Boston Sun – Interview about Sowa Artists Guild (Mar. 2016)

Arts New England – Interviewed about 10th anniversary of the Sowa Artists Guild (Oct 2015)

Boston Courant – Interview for article about Sowa Arts District (Oct 2014)

Arts New England – Interviewed for article on Sowa Arts District in Boston (Jan.2011)

BNN TV – It’s All about Arts – Interviewed at opening of L’attitude Gallery’s new location (April 2010)

Chronicle (Channel 5 TV) – Interview about SoWa Artists Guild and painting demo (Jan 2009 and Jan 2010)

Wellesley Townsman – Featured in article for “Art in Giving” (Sept. 2009)

Comcast On-Demand – Interviewed in studio for a show about the art scene in Boston (Sept 009)

BNN TV – It’s All about Arts – Guest artist on Boston TV show about arts in the Boston area. (June 2009)

Artscope Magazine – Gallery Spotlight (Jan/Fen 2009)

Boston Common – Interview about SoWa Artists Guild (Spring 2008)

Chronicle (Channel 5 TV) – Studio featured on show (May 2007)

Artscope Magazine – Artist Profile (Nov/Dec 2006)

 Selected Exhibits and Shows

Calvin Charles Gallery – Solo Show  - Geometric:Organic (Scottsdale, AZ 2017)

The Liberty Hotel – Solo show – (Boston 2016)

The Sliding Door Company – Solo show – (Boston, 2014/2015/2016)

Calvin Charles Gallery – Solo Show – “Landscapes in Red” (Scottsdale AZ 2013)

WGBH Juried Auction – (Boston 2012/2013)

Calvin Charles Gallery – Group Show “Petite Exhibition” (Scottsdale AZ 2012)

Thos. Moser – Solo Show –“Two Views of Landscape” (Boston, 2012)

L’attitude Gallery – Group Show (Boston, 2012)

Gallery 601 – Solo Show – “Horizons” (Boston,  MA 2012)

Suzanne Schultz Gallery – Group Show (Chelsea, New York, NY 2012)

Neiman Marcus – Group Show (Boston 2011, 2012)

Art New England Offices – Solo Exhibit (Boston 2011/2012)

Attleboro Arts Museum – Solo Show “A Little Bit of Red” (Attleboro, MA 2011)

Thos. Moser Gallery – Group Show (Boston 2008/2009/2010/2011/2013)

Attleboro Arts Museum – Members Show (Attleboro, MA 2010)

FP3 Salon – Group Show sponsored by Art New England Magazine (Boston 2010)

Topnotch Spa & Resort – Solo Show sponsored by Art New England Magazine (Stowe, VT 2010)

M2L Gallery – “Landscapes - Real and Imagined” a show with noted photographer Eric Roth (Boston 2010)

Art in Giving Group Show – Hammond Real Estate (Boston 2010)

Thos. Moser Gallery – Solo Show (Boston 2010)

Scollay Square Gallery – Group Show (Boston 2009)

The Liberty Hotel & L’attitude Gallery – Summer Gallery Night Series (Boston 2009)

Thos. Moser Gallery – 2 person show (New York City 2009)

Sovereign Bank – Solo Show (Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 2009)

Legal Sea Foods Copley Square - solo show (Boston 2009)

Urban Living Studios – group show (Boston 2009)

D-SCALE – 2 person show (Boston 2008/2009)

M2L Gallery – Solo Show (Boston 2008)

Urban Living Studios – solo show (Boston 2008)

Sovereign Bank – solo show (Swampscott, MA 2008)

Tufts New England Medical Center – group show (Boston 2007)

Calvin Charles Gallery – Solo Show (Scottsdale, AZ 2007)

Design Within Reach – Solo Show (Boston 2006/2007)

United South End Artists’ Anniversary Juried Show (Boston, 2006)

Trident Booksellers & Café – Solo Show (Boston, 2006)

Fresh Eggs - Solo Show (Boston, 2006)

Sovereign Bank –two person show (Swampscott, MA 2005/2006)

SOWA Art Walk (Boston 2005 - 2016)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts December Sale (Boston 2003, 2004, 2005)

South End Open Studios (Boston 2004 – 2016)

Numerous First Friday and Open Studio events at 450 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA


Mr. Silver’s work is in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and internationally including Children’s Hospital Boston, UMass Medical Center, Sanofi Aventis (Paris and Boston), North Hill Senior Living, Waterstone Senior Living, Alexandria Real Estate, Equity Office, Novartis, among others.