Giselle Silvestri was born in Toronto, Canada in 1961. After completing her studies at the Ontario College of Art, Giselle focused her work on commercial work with major corporate and institutional clients in Canada and United States. They include Cara Operations, The Second Cup Coffee,Lakeridge Health Centre, Dorval Airport, and The Great Canadian Bagel. In the past decade, Giselle has fused her media of mass audience into utilizing popular icons to address serious topics and sometimes adding a touch of humour. Through the easily recognizable nostalgic images are soothing, while broadcasting what can be dark or controversial subject matter. Giselle has shown in group and solo shows in Ontario and is collected by private and public collections in N. America. Giselle is represented by ACA Gallery, Toronto.
ACA Gallery,Toronto, Roly-Poly Solo Exhibition, Oct. 10- Nov. 3, 2007.
ACA Gallery, Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, Painting featured “ American Splendor Sept. 29, 2007.
AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Square Off invitational Group Exhibition, Aug. 10-Sept. 2, 2007
AWOL Gallery,Toronto, Square Foot Exhibition, Aug.10-Sept.2, 2007
ACA Gallery, Toronto, Changes Group Exhibition, Sept. 20- Oct. 14 2006.
Now Lounge Event, Launch of “Kids Read Afghanistan” Featured painting,“Oppression”,Sept 29, 2006.
AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Square Foot Exhibition, Aug. 4- 27, 2006.
ACA Gallery, Toronto, Earth Wind Air and Fire Group Exhibition, July 5- 20, 2006.
ACA Gallery, Toronto, Rites of Passage Group Exhibition, June1- 24, 2006
Art 101, UpCountry, Toronto, BANG, Mixed Media Solo Painting Exhibition, Feb. 11- April 9, 2006.
AWOL Gallery, Toronto, STAY TUNED, Mixed Media Solo Painting Exhibition, March 2- 12, 2006.
Cafe 395, Bloor Street, Toronto, two person show featuring Gum Prints, 1996.
World Cafe, Dupont Street, Toronto, two person show featuring Gum Prints,1996.
Tempest Restaurant, College Street, Toronto, 2 person show featuring Gum Prints, 1995.
CAPIC, National Juried Group Exhibition, Toronto, April 1994.
D Gallery, Toronto, Heavenbound, Solo Painting Exhibition,1989.
D Gallery, Toronto, Group Painting Exhibition, 1988.
Andrew Ross Gallery, Toronto, Group Exhibition,1988.
A Space,Toronto, Group Exhibition,1987.
Linda Charyk Fine Arts, Scarborough, Womens Group Exhibition, 1985.
Pauline McGibbon Cultural Centre, Toronto, Juried Exhibition, 1984.
Ideas in Motion,Canadian Juried Travelling Exhibition, 1984.
I.D.A. Gallery, York University, Toronto, Juried group Exhibition. 1984.