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San Francisco, CA 94108
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Jessica Silverman has an international reputation for curating compelling exhibitions, building artists’ careers, and collaborating with collectors who are keen on positive provenance. Our mission is to support artists whose relevance to contemporary culture is such that museums and other public institutions want to understand and embrace their work. 

Jessica Silverman founded her gallery in 2008, after completing a BFA in Studio Art at Otis College in Los Angeles and an MA in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Introduced to art by her late grandfather, Gilbert Silverman who, with his wife Lila, was the leading collector of Fluxus in America, Jessica’s nose for meaningful content and eye for formal innovation developed early.

The Gallery has participated in many selective art fairs. Last year, its annual calendar was punctuated by Art Basel Miami Beach, FIAC Paris, New York’s ADAA Art Show and San Francisco’s Fog Design+Art. Silverman is on the Selection Committee of Expo Chicago and a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Works by the gallery’s artists have been acquired by museums all over the world including Tate (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Reina Sofia (Madrid), MoMA (New York), MCA Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, not to mention SFMOMA, Berkeley Art Museum, and the De Young.

For nine years, Silverman sat on the San Francisco Arts Commission where she oversaw the acquisition and commission of art works for sites like SFO Airport. Since then, she has advised property developers, such as the Mark Company, Troon Pacific and Related Companies.

Artists Represented:
Luke Butler 
Tammy Rae Carland 
Judy Chicago 
Conrad Egyir 
Shannon Finley 
Martha Friedman 
Matthew Angelo Harrison 
Julian Hoeber 
John Houck 
Isaac Julien 
Matt Lipps 
Dashiell Manley 
Ruairiadh O’Connell 
Woody De Othello 
Hayal Pozanti 
Sean Raspet 
Suzanne Blank Redstone 
Hugh Scott-Douglas 
Davina Semo 
Rose B. Simpson 
Amikam Toren 
Ian Wallace 
Nicole Wermers 
Susanne M. Winterling 
Margo Wolowiec
Works Available By:
Barbara Kasten 
Jiro Takamatsu 

Online Programming

Andrea Bowers, Luke Butler, Judy Chicago, Conrad Egyir, John Houck, Dashiell Manley, Eamon Ore-Giron, Woody De Othello, Lam Tung Pang, Hayal Pozanti, Clare Rojas, Lara Schnitger, Davina Semo, Wang Shui, Rose B. Simpson

Conversational Spirits

Jessica Silverman is pleased to present “Conversational Spirits,” a two-part summer group show, featuring work that explores “animism,” the belief that animals, plants, places and objects are imbued with spirits. Animism is a relevant analogy for the agency, intensity and energy embodied by great art. When the trees whisper and birds sing, when abstraction breathes, when a painted portrait questions your sense of self, spirits are not far away.

Past Exhibitions

Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien's America

March 13, 2020 - June 12, 2020
Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to present “Isaac Julien’s America,” a solo show of new and historic works about the struggle for freedom and equality in a globalized world. The show is inspired by three pioneers: Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave, orator and the most photographed man of the nineteenth century; Matthew Henson, the African-American explorer who discovered the North Pole; and Angela Davis, the radical feminist and former Black Panther turned social justice activist.

Rose B. Simpson

October 29, 2019 - December 21, 2019

Matt Lipps

Where Figure Becomes Ground

September 12, 2019 - October 19, 2019

The Empathy Lab

July 11, 2019 - August 24, 2019

Conrad Egyir


May 9, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Davina Semo

March 14, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Claudia Wieser


January 10, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Woody De Othello

Living Room

September 13, 2018 - October 27, 2018


July 19, 2018 - August 31, 2018

B. Ingrid Olson & Robert Overby

June 7, 2018 - July 14, 2018

Autumn Ramsey & Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

June 7, 2018 - July 14, 2018

Aleksandra Domanović, Isaac Julien, Christina Quarles

Biomorphic Virtuosity

April 26, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Karel Funk

April 26, 2018 - June 2, 2018