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Ingeniously breaching the gap between art and science, Robert Silvers’ ubiquitous photomosaics portray familiar images throughout history and contemporary culture, either portraits of well-known personalities, world currency or fascinating renditions of masterpiece paintings.

Silvers invented his craft while still a student at MIT. His intricate works offer a unique optical perspective and have gained world wide acclaim as part of famous art collections such as: AXA Courtage, Coca-Cola, CNN, Disney, Fortune Magazine, IBM, Lucasfilm Ltd., MasterCard International, National Geographic, and Newsweek. His upcoming projects include a 2007 retrospective exhibition at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.. Robert Silvers resides outside Boston, Massachusetts.

BORN: 1968

EDUCATION: MIT Media Lab, Boston Massachussetts

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2007   Scott Richards Contemporary Art
2006   Photo Miami
2005   Scott Richards Contemporary Art – Art Santa Fe/ Art Toronto
2004   Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
2003   Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
             Russeck Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002   Art Palm Beach, Fabien Fryns
             FIAC, Paris, Galerie Punto
             TIAF, Toronto, Fabien Fryns
             Art Chicago, Galerie Punto
             ARCO, Madrid
             Art Miami, Fabien Fryns
2001   National Portrait Gallery, London
             TIAF, Toronto, Fabien Fryns
2000   ART BASAL, Studio Trisorio
             MIART, Milan, Fabien Fryns
             Velge and Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels
             Photography Triennale, Milan
1999   ARTISSIMA, Turin, Fabien Fryns
1998   European Academy, London

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

             Agfa Europe
             Audi
             AXA Courtage
             Coca Cola
             CNN
             DGZ DekaBank
             Disney
             Fortune Magazine
             GEO Magazine
             Hewlett Packard
             IBM
             Library of Congress
             Lucasfilm Ltd.
             Mastercard International
             National Geographic
             Newsweek Magazine
             Maeght Foundation
             Paramount Pictures
             Playboy Enterprises

AWARDS AND NOTABLE MENTIONS:

The National Gallery in London selected Silvers’ portrait of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates for
their “Painting the Century” exhibit, highlighting influential art of the 21st century.

Mastercard’s Photomosaic was awarded First Price for print advertising at the CIMA Awards
LIFE Magazine’s Photomosaic cover won a Merit Award from The Art Director’s Club.

Premiere Magazine selected The Truman Show Photomosaic poster as one of the top 50
movie posters of all time.

Photomosaic Jigsaw Puzzles were awarded Puzzle of the Year honors by the Australian
Games Association.

A Photomosaic calendar won Japan’s Minister of Education Prize.

Commissioned portraits of Senator Barry Goldwater, Vice President Al Gore, and H. M. King
Hussein of Jordan.

Nineteen countries have commissioned Robert Silvers to make collectible stamps.

PUBLICATIONS:

2006    Robert Silvers –  Photomosaics, Scott Richards Contemporary Art; San Francisco, CA
2000    Photomosaic Portraits, Robert Silvers
1997    Photomosaics, Robert Silvers, edited by Michael Hawley    

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

1999    American Way magazine, Nov. 15, profile article
             Boston Herald, March 13, 1998, Photo in Celebrity section
             Time, March 29, page 192
             Rangefinder, April, page 18
             Sun Storm Fine Art, Spring
1998    Boston Magazine, January
             BNN Boston Television, taped January 21
             WBZ-TV (CBS) Channel 4, Gary LaPierre talks about Photomosaics, March 12
             WBZ-TV (CBS) Channel 4, Scott Wahle and Joyce Kulhawik, March 12
             WCVB-TB (ABC) Channel 5, Jim Boyd talks about Rob Silvers, March 12
             WFXT-TV (FOX) Channel 25, Tory Ryden talks about Rob Silvers, March 12
              WLVI-TV (WB) Channel 56, Mike Wankum, March 12
             NECN First Look, Stephanie Hard, March 13
             CNN, January 8
            The North Beach Irregular, January
             Cape Cod Times, March 13, photo with Diana
              Corel Magazine, January, page 48
             Dutch Television, Ivo Niehe talk show, February 5
             E-TV! Network, taped Jan. 21, aired February 2
             Focus Magazine (Italy), March
             Fortune, April 27, page 93
             EL Pais Semanal (Spain), February 8, pages 42-51
             PC Magazine, ”Photomosaic Art,” January, page 9
             Photo Insider Magazine, story on Photomosaics, Jan/Feb/March, pages 12-15
             Photo Market Magazine, February
             Popular Photography, March
             Silicon Surf online, January 26
             Swing Magazine. February
1998    Good Morning America, Sunday, January 18
             Graphic Arts Monthly, February
             Graphic Design 98, April
             Hel Parool of Holland, cover story, image of the Queen, February 1
             The Learning Channel, March
             Multimedia Magazine (Italy), Genaraio, pages 40-43
1997    Boston Globe, front page, business section, November 5
             New York Magazine, December 15, page 114
             New York Times, Business Section, December 22
             Newsweek Radio, ”Making of the Diana Cover”, heard in New York, Washington DC, Miami, Cape Cod,
                       San Francisco, among others, December 14
             CNN, story on Photomosaics, December 8
              CNN-FN—Digital Jam, interview, November 13
             The Day, newspaper, September 16, page B6
             Fortune Magazine, October 13, pages 162-163
             Publish Magazine, March
             Photo District News, April
             FOX on Trends (news), interview, November 7
             San Francisco Chronicle, Book Review , November 23
              I.D. Magazine, January, page 32
             Independent Newspaper of London, December 15
             Jump Magazine (Italy), feature story, October, pages 26-31
             MS-NBC, Diana Photomosaic shown, December 15
             USA Today, December 22, LIFE section
             WHDH Channel 7 News, Segment on Photomosaics, Boston MA, December 6
            WIRED Magazine, October, pages 156-157
             Newsweek, December 8, , pages 91-92
1996    Arizona Tribune, page D1, October 8
             Cape Cod Times, page C1, October 3
             Digital Creativity, October/November, page 10
             House and Garden Magazine, March, color illustration,  page 98
             GEO Magazine, Extra, page 55
            IBM Systems Journal, cover, volume 35, number 1
             WHDH Channel 7 News, interview, Boston MA, October 4
             NBC DATELINE, interview, October 20
1995    Media Lab FRAMES, July / August