SILAS VON MORISSE

Silas von Morisse was born in Monaco in 1963. She came to the US in the early 80's to study at SMFA - The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and later New York University Tisch School of The Arts where she majored in the Film Production Dept.  Prior to her involvement in the art world, Silas created and launched in 1990 the "Short Circuit Film Festival" in association with the American Center in Paris to promote young American Filmmakers. The festival took off at Palais de Tokyo in October 1990. In 1993, she created "The Night of American Short Films in Monaco" under the Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II.  In 1995, the Festival premiered in Paris at Gaumont Theaters Champs Elysees. And later that year it Premiered in Baltimore at The Walkers Art Museum. The Festival and Film Production company ran in Paris and New York from 1989 until 1996. She began her professional involvement in the art world in 2000 as Gallery Manager and registrar at the Helly Nahmad gallery in New York focusing on Impressionnist and Modern Art. There she organized numerous exhibitions including the acclaimed SOUTINE BACON, curated by Maurice Tuchman and Esti Dunow (2011).  Other exhibitions include: Alexander Calder, The Painter (2011), Dubuffet (2009), Gustave Moreau – Arman The Day after ( 2008), Picasso Bodegones (2008) Max Ernst (2007), Fernand Léger (2005). In 2012, she joined the team of Haunch of Venison (Christie's) as AVP Senior Level Gallery Manager where she worked on exhibitions featuring Gunther Uecker, Chiharu Shiota, Marlene Mocquet, Kevin Francis Gray, Doug Argue, Ahmed Alsoudani. She has assisted clients in buying or selling works in the Secondary and Primary Market. In 2014, Silas established her own gallery and Art Salon which she is running to this day.