Angela Silver first studied fine art at the New York Studio Program at The New School at Parsons. She continued on to complete a BFA with distinction at the Alberta College of Art and Design where she focused on textiles. in 2010 she completed her MFA at Concordia University and in 2012 began her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Cultural Studies, School of Graduate Studies at Queens University. Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada and the United States.
Through the discourse of conceptual art, Silver engages with and reactivates lapsed artifacts of writing technology. The objects she retools and reorders are the outdated paraphernalia of communication systems, moribund writing tools and their technologies. Silver examines these obsolescent objects as a method of exploring the gap between tools of communication, conventional language structure and corporeal experience.
Her visual arts practice verges on the archeological. In restructuring the tangible ephemera of our material cultures objects of writing, the work obliquely explores designed obsolescence. From the intimate to the infrastructural, from closets to landfills, Silver believes we are hemmed in and engulfed by the debris of our outdated tools, the technological “abandon ware” of our implements of communication. These evocative relics are simultaneously forensic evidence of our relentless impulse to communicate and a notation on technological morbidity.