Ali Silverstein is an artist who makes wonderful paintings and the most artistic work ever made for exhibitions. People adore her, purchase her paintings and let her smile at her faith. She belongs to London and has been a very creative personality. Although she managed to earn a moderate lifestyle because of her paintings and arts, she is also a good speaker. She worked hard in the period of the pandemic, met the love of her life Chuck Close and saw him dying because of his paralysis. She has come with stories of her own life and has been publicized by many magazines and newspapers like The New York Times. Ali has got herself featured on the website Creative C. that is a platform and a network connecting four different cities and showcases a hub of talented people.
Ali was born in 1980 and as of 2022, she is currently 42 years old. She grew up in her hometown in London, England although, she has got herself settled in Los Angeles, CA with her artistic work. Ali Silverstein completed her education in visual art and comparative religion at Columbia University. Later, she attended the Slade in London from where she received a degree in MFA in painting. While still being a student at The Slade, Ali became an inaugural advisor for OUTSET Contemporary Art in London. Later she moved her practices and studio to New Mexico and settled in Los Angeles.
Ali Silverstein Career
Silverstein has participated in several shows in London. She has also been part of Tel Aviv and has also remained an artist-in-residence at the Bialik Space in Tel Aviv. in 2016, she became part of a group exhibition called Best In Show at the San Diego Art Institute. Silverstein combines her work of painting with authentic, immediate, layers of construction with canvas and pain, and large-scale unqualified gestures. Her gut feeling makes her make an improvisational and over-planned composition while working on the primitive expressions and action paintings.
Silverstein has given one of her interviews with The New York Times and she describes her story of meeting the man of her life. She describes that it was in early 2020 at the beginning of COVID when she was about to start her project. Her actions somehow made her meet the person of her life. It was Chuck Close with whom she shared a relationship nearly 20 years earlier when she was nearly 20 or 21. Chuck Close first found his fame in 1970 because of his monumental, and photorealistic portraits. He was paralyzed from the neck down. His arms regained some movement so he was able to brush the paints and strap his hands and he could make portraits.
Ali Silverstein Biography
|Age (as of 2021)
|in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
|in Kilograms – 52 kg – in Pounds – 114 lbs
|Slade School of Fine Art
Relation with Chuck
Ali Silverstein met Chuck Close in 2001 when she was living in her early 20s and was a senior at Columbia University studying art and comparative religion. He was then 61. After she graduated, the pair started meeting over lunches and for separate morning works. She was on the way to becoming an artist and Close, on the other hand, supported and encouraged her for the same. The pair became close to each other by some of their actions and started dating each other. It was all of sudden when Chuck asked Ali to pose nude for him. Ali knew that Close had become the pillar of her life.
But, she felt uncomfortable and offered a deal saying that “if you will pose nude for me, then I will pose nude for you”. This answer ended the conversation. Ali considered it to be a childlike plea but it was her inner instinct that she felt balancing the relationship from both sides. Over time, the pair started having lunches together, a love grew between both of them despite a huge age difference of 40 years. Chuck told Silverstein that his wife never had physical contact with him after he got paralyzed. This may or may not be true but she had to believe his talking.
Years later, a handful of women came forward and accused Chuck of sexually harassing them. It was claimed that Chuck made those women pose nude for him to which Chuck gave his clarification that we were all adults and if anything made anyone uncomfortable of the things at the moment so he is sorry for that. When Silverstein came to read about these statements, she could relate the story with her own. She felt the sadness and the complexity of being involved with the person who harassed someone else. She felt like she loved a person who made other women feel violated. But, years after when she decided to come in contact with him, she received the news that Chuck was dead in August 2021.
Ali Silverstein Net worth
Ali Silverstein is a self-made woman who works for painting and selling her art or love. She is estimated to earn a net worth of around $1 million to $5 million.