she wears her potency as ornaments (the garden) – My 2021 Solo Show

My Solo Show “she wears her potency as ornaments (the garden)” opened last week on Saturday Nov 6, 2021 with an Opening Reception from 3:30-5:30pm at Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco.
I couldn’t be more proud of this show – all work created since the pandemic and a deep, heartfelt response to the multiple crises & times we are living through. You can check out my exhibition statement on the gallery website for more on that. In the meantime – Please come out to see it in person! And share widely!

November 3 – December 23, 2021
Gallery Hours, for now, are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 12-4pm, and by appointment for other times. Please contact or 415-307-9038.

she wears her potency as ornaments, 58” x 42 1/2”, Acrylic Ink on Mylar

Entrance to my solo show at Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco. Opening reception Nov 6, 2021. Includes installation elements of silver tape floor drawings and satin & sequin fabrics running along the borders of the gallery floor.
“Flower Prayer (rebirth)”, 9″ x 6″, Colored Pencil, Watercolor & Salt on Watercolor Paper, 2020.

in your thousand other forms – My 2020 Solo Show

My solo show in your thousand other forms opens Saturday, January 25, 2020 with Opening Reception from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Gallery 169 – 169 Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA – just steps from the beach & Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica Canyon. Please come out!

January 25 – March 28, 2020
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1-3pm and By Appointment 310-963-3891

Conversation with The Artist: Saturday February 29 at 2pm (Leap Year!)

touching the constellations, 40” x 36”, Acrylic Ink on Mylar

LACMA Permanent Collection Announcement

I am so thrilled to share that my work is now represented in the permanent collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). “blossom cluster of delight” has just been acquired by the Museum. It is painted with Acrylic Ink on Mylar (Grafix Drafting Film) and mounted on a custom white aluminum frame, 30 x 42 inches, 2016.

blossom cluster of delight – juxtaposed patterns of interlace, fluid water and boundaries, interlocking arabesques, braiding, mysteries, dynamic movement & stillness. the art of ornamentation and the poetic use of ambiguous space; perceptual shifts of figure & ground. The joy of looking and getting lost, sensuous and odd color. The still-point of the six-pointed star. Opacities & transparencies. Matte & shiny surfaces. Blown away roof style. Interconnection of all things, knots, sworls of energy, networks and webs.

I am a 2nd generation Los Angeleno and have been visiting LACMA since I was a teenager. I live 5 minutes away by car, and visit and know parts of the permanent collection intimately. So it is particularly fulfilling to have my work be part of this museum collection!

Upcoming Solo Show in Los Angeles

I have been working steadily in my studio on new paintings to prepare for my upcoming solo show opening January 25, 2020 at Gallery 169, 169 Channel Road in Santa Monica. Please mark your calendars now. So excited to share this new work with you. This is just steps from the beach and the Pacific Ocean (which if you don’t know is my happy place).

Introducing – your inner jewels –

your inner jewels is Carole Silverstein’s Coaching venture into Art, Creativity & Consciousness. Private one-on-one Sessions (in person & online) and Private Meditation + Creativity Circles.

Sunday mornings, beginning this September 8, 2019 –
Private Meditation + Creativity Circle.
10am-noon at my home/studio in LA. Please RSVP. Seats are limited to 6. All materials are included for your first class. $98 per person.
You can venmo @Carole-Silverstein to secure your spot, or bring cash/check on the day.

Limited Private One-on-One Sessions opening up (in person or on Zoom) for September. Tools & techniques are highly personalized for private 75 minute sessions. Contact me for fee schedule & more information. Free 15 minute phone consultation for serious inquiries.

Carole Silverstein is a longtime professional artist and educator. She has exhibited her artwork nationally & internationally, most notably at the 2015 Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy, and in her 2019 solo show “our mingling spirits” at Nancy Toomey Fine Art in San Francisco. She has been practicing yoga, meditation, and other spiritual modalities for over 25 years. Influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, Jung, global mythologies, Art History, and the deep teachings of Yoga. She holds her BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Queens College, CUNY, with further study in Italy. She has taught for many years at USC Roski School of Fine Arts, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Brentwood Art Center, and many other universities, art schools, art centers, private high schools as well as with private clients.

Contact her for more information on private sessions, hosting creativity circles, coaching & critiques, to RSVP, and for upcoming online Zoom classes – at

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our mingling spirits – a solo show at Nancy Toomey Fine Art

in your thousand other forms, 48” x 36”, Acrylic Ink on Mylar

Above is the painting “in your thousand other forms recently featured in my solo show “our mingling spirits” at Nancy Toomey Fine Art at the Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco which ran from April 3 – May 18, 2019. This painting, I’m thrilled to say, has been sold with another painting “cursive reorients the mind”, siblings going together to the lovely home of some very special art collectors/soulful people who are new to collecting my work (yeay!).

Please check out the entire show at the following link. You can see ALL the paintings & some prints as well as the exhibition statement: our mingling spirits” at Nancy Toomey Fine Art

Also, I was featured in my first podcast interview on The Radiance Project with Heidi Rose Robbins, a poet & astrologer. This was such a great & meaningful experience & recorded just weeks before my show opened. Here’s the link: The Radiance Project: Episode 114

Lastly, I received a nice review for the show in SquareCylinder by David M. Roth that you can read here: SquareCylinder Review

Studio News, End of Summer 2018

A Profile & Interview – VoyageLA Magazine

VoyageLA Interview Profile

Hello friends. I am so pleased to share with you a profile and interview of me that is currently featured in VoyageLA Magazine. It’s always gratifying to be recognized. And I truly appreciate the support. Please check it out and let me know what you think. And share with friends if you so desire. Images of paintings and links are at the bottom of the article.

Painting Catalogue in the Works: Stay Tuned

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Post-Travel Blog – A Magnificent Adventure, May 2018


Greetings! Well, it has been over a month since I returned with my family from my Art Inspiration & Research Trip to Southern Spain & Morocco. And what can I say? It was even more magnificent and grand an adventure than expected. Every day was rich and full in so many inexplicable ways that I almost can’t write about it. Words are so inadequate. I am processing it and will be doing so for quite a long while. Since being home to begin, I have been painting and working with a Star of David pattern in blue found at the Lazama Synagogue in Marrakech.
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The Dream Project – Art Inspiration & Research Trip to Andalucia, Spain & Morocco!


Well it’s here, it’s happening. It is with deepest gratitude to my sponsors & supporters that my artistic dream is funded and is coming true!! I thank each one of them for deeply believing in me and my value as an artist, bringing my visions into the world. This is really beyond priceless to me.

It was October 1991 since the one & only time I went to the Alhambra Palace – I am so excited to return! It had a profound effect on me as a young artist. Above are pictures of me then from that European trip where I also studied art at an International Program in Italy (doing figure drawings and abstract paintings) then traveled through Europe, backpacking for 4 months.
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We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles

Collateral Event of the 56th la Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Arte 2015
Exhibition Dates: May 9 – November 22, 2015

Magazzino del Sale No.3, Dorsoduro 264, Venezia, Italy [click for map]
Presented in collaboration with Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia

Presented Artists:
Brandy Eve Allen • Tanya Batura • Jamison Carter • Carolyn Castaño
Robbie Conal • Kenturah Davis • Amir H. Fallah • Alexandra Grant
Margaret Griffith • Sherin Guirguis • Ben Jackel • Mark Licari
Rebecca Niederlander • Stas Orlovski • Natasa Prosenc Stearns • Tony de los Reyes
Frank Ryan • Shizu Saldamando • Carole Silverstein • Alexis Zoto

Elizabeta Bettinski / BardoLA
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