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Tess Victoria Silverman

 website: instagram: @tesswoodworking and @tess_silverman_art

Employment and Professional Experience:


2017 August – Current, TS Woodworking, Self employed fine wood worker, Campbell Hall, NY

2017 February - Current, Freelance Art Handler, Self employed, Tri-State Area


2014 August – 2017 February, Hoskins and Company Inc., Art Handler / Crate Building Manager, Brooklyn, NY


2013 April – 2014 May, New York Foundation for the Arts, Internship with the Fellowships and Curatorial Department, Brooklyn, NY


Relevant Skills:


  • Art handling, managing a crew on onsite installs and crating jobs, logistics and scheduling, experience handling original works of art, installing variety’s of work. Experience working in galleries, museums, corporate building, residences and art fairs (Art Basel Miami: 2014, 2015 and 2016, Art Basel Switzerland: 2016, Frieze NY, The Armory NY, ADAA). Experienced in trucking/transportation of art.


  • Proficient skills in fabrication including crate building, packing (cavity packs, guillotines, wooden bracing etc.), travel frames w/ OZ clips, Mdo boxes, mitered pedestals, soft packing 2D and 3D works, slip casing, shadow boxes. Experienced in the woodshop working with power tools including table saw, ban saw, chop saw, jigsaw, sawzal, routers, biscut joiner, palm and belt sanders, paint sprayer, hammer drill. Specialized handling: rolling, folding and re-stretching canvas, Mural cover building and installation. Ability to lift 75 + lbs.


  • Painting skills (faux bois, faux marble, glazing techniques, color mixing, drawing descriptively/naturalistically, perspective, paint handling, murals, large scale paintings, oil and acrylic) Familiar with databases (Excel, Access, Microsoft word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Numbers) Computer skills (Mac and PC),


  • Friendly demeanor and genuine interest in helping others, Works well with others, positive work attitude, organized with an ability to prioritize, interested in learning new valuable technics, Flexible working style and ability to remain calm in an active working situations.



2010 -2014 B.F.A in Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2006-2010 Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ


Other Education Courses:


2009 Rhode Island School of Design Pre-college Program, Providence, RI


2008 Art Institute of Boston Pre-college program, Cambridge, MA


2007 - 2010 Montclair Art Museum Life Study Classes, Montclair, NJ


2005 - 2010 Group Art Classes Bass Art Studio, Montclair, NJ


2004 - 2010 Private Art Classes Bass Art Studio, Montclair, NJ


Exhibitions and Special Achievements:

2019 Fall Fine Art & Crafts at Brookdale Park, Juried Art Fair, Bloomfield, NJ

2018 Group show, Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery, Chelsea, NYC.

2017 Pop up group show. Bia Restaurant & Bar, LIC, NY 

2017 Just Add Water, Group show. Chinatown Soup, New York, NY.


2016 Just Add Water, Group show, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn NY


2015 The Dolores Foundation for Alzheimer's Research, Piece donation for Alzheimer's fundraiser, Forest Hills, NY 


2015 Gowanus Open Studios,  Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY.


2014 DON'T START WITH ME., Senior Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY


2014 One or More, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn NY


2013 Salon Show Palisades906, Brooklyn, NY


2013 Dog and Pony Pop Up Group Art Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY


2012 Fine Arts Drawing Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY 


2010 Scholastic Art and Writing competition, Montclair, NJ


2009 City Without Walls Art Reach Program, Newark, NJ 2009 City Without Walls Art Reach Program Art Show, Newark, NJ


*References available upon request



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