<CURRICULUM VITAE | BIO >

Born: Washington, DC
Live/Work: Washington, DC


EDUCATION
Maine College of Art, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, 2010
Connecticut College, Bachelor of Arts in Government, 2002
School for International Training, Peace & Conflict Studies in Ireland/Northern Ireland, 2001


SELECTED SOLO + SMALL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 All the Ways In, BlackRock Center for the Arts – Germantown, MD
2005 Alumni Artist Series, St. Mark’s School – Southborough, MA (two-person)
2015 in absentia, National Institutes of Health – Bethesda, MD
2015 drift, College of Southern Maryland – La Plata, MD (curatorial / four-person)
2011 Alexandra Silverthorne, harmon art lab – Washington, DC (catalogue)
2011 A Building In Which…, BlackRock Center for the Arts – Germantown, MD (three-person)
2009 Open Space, Heineman Myers Contemporary Art – Bethesda, MD
2005 From Hiroshima, Leslie University – Cambridge, MA
2005 Silverthorne:Photographs, St. Mark’s School – Southborough, MA
2005 WDC: 8×10 (SOLO3), Warehouse Gallery – Washington, DC
2004 Exhibiting Activism, Connecticut College – New London, CT


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Photography/Praxis, Studio Gallery, curated by Iwan Bagus and Steven Marks – Washington, DC
2016 Art Night, Washington Project for the Arts + Hickok Cole, curated by Lauren Hilyard – Washington, DC
2016 Cheap Thrills 2, Anacostia Arts Center, curated by Molly Ruppert – Washington, DC
2016 202 Arts and Music Festival, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, curated by Zoma Wallace – Washington, DC
2016 Sip and Paint, DC Arts Center, curated by Tom Drymon – Washington, DC
2016 The Critiqued, Otis Street Art Project, curated by Sean Hennessey and David Mordini – Mount Rainier, MD
2015 Faculty + Staff Exhibition, King Street Gallery at Montgomery College – Takoma Park, MD
2015 Photographers@Work, Studio Gallery, curated by Iwan Bagus and Steven Marks – Washington, DC
2015 Faculty Exhibition, Gallery 42 at University of the District of Columbia – Washington, DC
2014 Cheap Thrills, Anacostia Arts Center, curated by Molly Ruppert – Washington, DC
2014 Faculty + Staff Exhibition, King Street Gallery at Montgomery College – Takoma Park, MD
2014 And Then: varied approaches to narrative, Marlboro Gallery, curated by John Anderson – Largo, MD
2013 Living & Working, Civilian Art Projects, curated by Jayme McLellan – Washington, DC
2013 Exposure, Catalyst Projects, curated by Zofie Lang and Gail Vollrath – Washington, DC
2013 Portraiture, Studio Gallery, curated by Iwan Bagus – Washington, DC
2013 (e)merge art fair, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, curated by Zoma Wallace – Washington, DC
2013 Art Romp, Anacostia Arts Center, curated by Molly Ruppert – Washington, DC
2012 Indie Photobook Library with Blond Art Books, Furthermore, curated by Larissa Leclair – Washington, DC
2012 Revisit, Studio Gallery, curated by Iwan Bagus – Washington, DC
2012 RSVP, New Wilmington Art Association, curated by F. Lennox Campello – Wilmington, DE
2012 Indie Photobook Library, PPAC Book Fair, curated by Larissa Leclair – Philadelphia, PA
2012 Inaugural Exhibition, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, curated by Zoma Wallace – Washington, DC
2012 Something and Nothing: Activating the Void, McLean Project for the Arts, curated by J.W. Mahoney – McLean, VA
2011 Frontiers of Photography, VisArts, curated by Nancy Nesvet – Rockville, MD
2011 HiFi vs. LoFi, Lala Gallery, curated by Sara Schloss – Lafayette, IN
2010 Synergy: DC Artist Fellows, Gallery 31 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, curated by Zoma Wallace – Washington, DC
2010 MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, curated by Lauren Fensterstock – Portland, ME
2009 Summer Celerity, Maine College of Art, curated by Stacy Howe – Portland, ME
2009 Luck of the Draw, Ten Miles Square, curated by Heather Goss – Washington, DC
2008 Cumulus, Maine College of Art, curated by Jeffrey Waites – Portland, ME
2008 Peace Now, Warehouse Gallery, curated by Molly Ruppert – Washington, DC
2008 Black and White and… All Over, H&F Fine Arts, curated by J.T. Kirkland – Mount Rainier, MD
2007 Unlimited, redmondbennettgallery, curated Laura Redmond and Bonnie Bennett – Dublin, NH
2007 One Word Project Exhibit, Arts Club of Washington, curated by J.T. Kirkland – Washington, DC (catalogue)
2006 Summer Seen, Wohlfarth Galleries, curated by Candace Keegan – Washington, DC
2006 14th Annual Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition, Philips’ Mill, curated by S. Conkelton, M. Falcaro, D.F. Connors – New Hope, PA
2006 Cupidity, Gallery Neptune, curated by Elyse Harrison – Bethesda, MD
2006 Paper Politics Brooklyn, 5+5 Gallery, curated by Josh MacPhee – New York, NY (catalogue)
2005 Where Is The Peace?, Warehouse Gallery, curated by Molly Ruppert – Washington, DC
2005 Annual Exhibition of Fine Art, Jo Ann Rose Gallery, curated by F. Lennox Campello – Reston, VA
2005 Paper Politics West, Phinney Center Gallery, curated by Josh MacPhee – Seattle, WA (catalogue)
2005 The Door Project, Eubie Blake National Museum & Cultural Center, curated by Angela Wheeler – Baltimore, MD
2004 WAR or PEACE, Warehouse Gallery, curated by Molly Ruppert – Washington, DC
2004 Knock, Knock.  Who’s There?, Maryland Art Place, curated by Angela Wheeler – Baltimore, MD
1997 5th Annual Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition, Philips’ Mill – New Hope, PA


AWARDS + GRANTS
2017 Fellow, Artist Fellowship Program – DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2016 Fellow, Artist Fellowship Program – DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2013 Fellow, Artist Fellowship Program – DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2011 Fellow, Artist Fellowship Program – DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2010 Grant Recipient, Young Artists Program – DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2009 Recipient, MFA Dean’s Scholarship – Maine College of Art
2008 Recipient, MFA Dean’s Scholarship – Maine College of Art
2008 Grant Recipient, Individual Artist – Puffin Foundation
2008 Grant Recipient, Young Artists Program – DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2006 Grant Recipient, Small Projects Program – DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2005 Equal Merit Award, Annual Juried Exhibition of Fine Art – League of Reston Artists
2005 Grant Recipient, Young Artists Program – DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2004 Fellowship, World Conference Against A&H Bombs – Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
District of Columbia Art Bank, Washington, DC
Cleveland Institute of Art Book Collection, Cleveland, OH
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, New Haven, CT
John A Wilson Building City Hall Art Collection, Washington, DC


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016 In the galleries: Lines are clearly drawn in ‘Art as Politics’ by Mark Jenkins | The Washington Post – Washington, DC
2015 Art lessons teach D.C. young adults creative methods and financial skills by LaVendrick Smith | The Washington Post – Washington, DC
2015 Guest Contributor | Gather Made Artist Collective – Brooklyn, NY + Longmont, CO
2015 Student Photographers Capture AU, Create Art by Patrick Bradley | AU Student Life – Washington, DC
2015 Alexandra Silverthorne by Willson Cummer | New Landscape Photography – Syracuse, NY
2014 Alexandra Silverthorne – Washington, DC | 365 Artists 365 Days – Milwaukee/Sheboygan, WI
2013 Ten Questions with Alexandra Silverthorne | Hungry Ghost Collective – Chicago, IL
2011 The Tuesday Conversation: Alexandra Silverthorne by Jordan Edwards | The Gazette – Bethesda, MD
2010 Thesis Defense: MECA’s MFA Students Strut Their Stuff by Nicholas Schroeder | Portland Phoenix – Portland, ME
2009 Interview with Photographer, Alexandra Silverthorne by Sharon Burton | Examiner.com – Washington, DC
2009
Artists “Review” Artists: Alexandra Silverthorne by Susan Constanse | Thinking About Art – Washington, DC
2006 City Hall Art Collection Walkthrough by F. Lennox Campello | Mid Atlantic Art News – Washington, DC
2006 Art with a Conscience
by Mary Howard, editor | CC: Connecticut College Magazine – New London, CT
2006
You Captioned My Heart by Rachel Beckman | Washington City Paper – Washington, DC
2005 Featured Artist: What’s Happening at Local College by Sarah Tomlinson | Boston Globe – Boston, MA
2005
Solo3 @ Warehouse Gallery by J.T. Kirkland | Thinking About Art – Washington, DC
2005
Artists Interview Artists: Alexandra Silverthorne by Ami Lahoff | Thinking About Art – Washington, DC
2004 Susan Sontag’s Literature & Freedom | Maine College of Art – Portland, ME


LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, EVENTS, ETC.
2016 Panelist – In Lorton’s Darkroom | FotoDC – Washington, DC
2015 Participating Artist – Critique | Otis Street Art Project – Mount Rainier, MD
2015 Workshop Facilitator | Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium – Washington, DC
2014 Photo Night @ SOC | American University – Washington, DC
2013 Participating Artist | Crusade for Collecting – Washington, DC
2011 PanelistThrough the Lens: Visions of Urban Renewal | The Center for Green Urbanism – Washington, DC
2010 Guest LecturerProfessional Practices for Visual Artists | Corcoran College of Art & Design – Washington, DC
2009 Artist TalkStreet Photography | Cooper Union – New York, NY
2004 Guest Speaker | World Conference Against A & H Bombs – Nagasaki, Japan
2004 Artist TalkExhibiting Activism | Connecticut College – New London, CT

TEACHING + RELATED EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Faculty,  School of Communication | American University – Washington, DC, 2011 – present
Faculty Advisor, Photo Collective, Student Media Board | American University – Washington, DC, 2012 – present
Artist in Residence, Phelps ACE High School | Washington Project for the Arts + DC Public Schools – Washington, DC, 2017
Adjunct Faculty,  Dept. of Mass Media, Visual & Performing Arts | University of the District of Columbia – Washington, DC, 2010 – present
Adjunct Faculty,  Dept. of Visual & Performing Arts | Montgomery College – Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD, 2014 – 2016
Coordinator, MFA Alumni Residency | Maine College of Art – Portland, ME, 2010 – 2013
Instructor, Continuing Studies | Maine College of Art – Portland, ME, 2010

STEERING COMMITTEES + ADVISORY BOARDS
FotoBook Committee Member, FotoWeek DC – Washington, DC, 2010 – 2012
Artist Council Member, Washington Project for the Arts – Washington, DC, 2009 – 2011
Student Advisory Board Member, Maine College of Art, MFA – Portland, ME, 2009 – 2010
Steering Committee Member, DC Advocates for the Arts – Washington, DC, 2008