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Silas SHABELEWSKA (b.1963) French-American
Born and raised in Monaco (from Polish parents), Shabelewska explored photography since the age of 16. In 1984, Shabelewska enrolled at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where she majored in photography, Polaroid 20x24 and film & video. Over the years, Shabelewska photographed personalities like Leo Castelli and Helmut Newton. In 2007 and 2008, Shabelewska created the PEACE & LOVE series to celebrate the 50th year Anniversary of the PEACE Symbol. PEACE 5 was featured in O THE OPRAH MAGAZINE in June 2008, and LOVE 7 was exhibited at The Art of Caring a Look at Life Through Photogrpahy, curated by Dr Cynthia Goodman and organized by The New Orleans Museum of Art , 16 May 11 October 2009, The Cincinnati Museum Center 9 July 2010 – 19 September 2010, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2 May 2011 – 25 September 2011, The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, 22 October 2011 – 1 January 2012. Past solo shows include: The Vermeer Series (Soufer Gallery, New York); Roads America (Björn Ressle Fine Art, New York); Roads: America (Gallery Kayafas, Boston); Roads: America (Briggs Robinson Gallery at Soho House New York); Silas Shabelewska (Patrick Verelst Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium) and PEACE & LOVE (Soufer Gallery, New York). In September 2011, Shabelewska revealed for the first time her early works from 1980’s, shot in and around Monaco in abandoned 19th Century villas: The Monte-Carlo series. The work was on view at Soufer Gallery 1015 Madison Avenue, New York. In February 2014, ROADS AMERICA, shabelewska’s take on Mark Rothko’s black paintings at The Menil chapel in Texas, was featured along side 3 other artists at Soufer Gallery, for The Contemporary Industrial Landscape through the eyes of four international Photographers: Adolfo Doring, Andre von Morisse, Sergio Purtell, Silas Sabelewska, curated by Andre von Morisse, February 27 - April 12, 2014. In parallel to her art career, Shabelewska worked as Director and Gallery Manager for relevant blue chip galleries in New York city for 15 years from 2000 to 2013. In 2014, Shabelewska created her own gallery, Silas von Morisse Gallery, named after her husband the Norwegian painter Andre von Morisse. She lives and works in the USA.
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