Juan Silverio ‘19 (CCS Art) Selected for AllPaper Seminar Inaugural Cohort
New program immerses emerging professionals in the field of works on paper
Juan Silverio is an interdisciplinary artist and arts professional who currently works at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as the Exhibitions and Operations Manager. Recently, they were selected to participate in the AllPaper Seminar, a multi-year program by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College. In this program, emerging professionals of diverse backgrounds are immersed in the field of works on paper, including prints, drawings, and photographs, through learning experiences at the Getty Center and at Benton.
“The AllPaper Seminar is an incredible professional development opportunity for me on so many levels. As a young arts administrator of color in Los Angeles, I am excited to observe professional practices around works on paper more closely, learn more about the history of print, and nerd out about paper and prints with like-minded people!” said Juan. “My passion for works on paper sprouted during my time at CCS in the Book Arts program and my art practice rose from researching Chicana/o, Latinx printmakers. To be able to study this discipline again a few years after college is a great privilege and it would expand on the work I was undertaking in my last year of undergrad.”
“My passion for works on paper sprouted during my time at CCS in the Book Arts program and my art practice rose from researching Chicana/o, Latinx printmakers.”
The AllPaper Seminar is a two-part program that consists of an orientation session at the Getty Center, followed by a hands-on residency at Benton. During the residency, participants learn more about prints and printmaking, including the history of printmaking and collecting, practices of interpretation, and project development. As a culmination of the experience, the participants produce a final project, such as an exhibition proposal, booklet, or essay.
“From this experience, I hope to gain inspiration to produce new work, deliver an exciting creative project at the end of the program, and think about the kinds of contributions in the field I would like to see,” said Juan. “I'm honored to be a part of the AllPaper Seminar's inaugural cohort. I think it's fantastic the Benton Museum is able to champion young art professionals of color by hosting this space with the support from the world's top leading art institution.”