Marilyn da Silva

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Marilyn da Silva’s work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements. Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces. Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Gallery of Australia.

Marilyn was given the honor of being selected as "Master of the Medium" for Jewelry/Metals by the James Renwick Alliance in Washington DC in 2017. In 2007, she received the honor of being selected as a Fellow of the American Craft Council.She was invited to be Master Metalsmith 1999 by the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis. In 2007, she received the honor of being selected as a Fellow of the American Craft Council.

She is professor and program chair of the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program in Oakland, where she has been since 1987. Before moving to California, she taught from 1978–87 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. BS in art education at Bowling Green State University; MFA in jewelry design and metalsmithing at Indiana University, Bloomington

See also: Meet the Chair

 mdasilva@cca.edu

BS, Bowling Green State University; MFA, Indiana University

Website: marilyndasilva.com