Emily Silver’s practice is driven by what Belden Lane* calls “acute, personal longing for fierce terrain.” Her abstract paintings explore the miraculous ability of watercolor to map ephemeral experiences walking in the Great Basin. Silver’s MFA is from San Francisco Art Institute (2007). Recent solo shows include Northeastern Nevada Museum (Elko, 2016), Piante Gallery (Eureka, CA, 2015), Springs Preserve (Las Vegas, 2010), and The Painting Center (NYC, 2003). Recently she co-organized the exhibition “Here and There: Topographical Conversations With Morris Graves” at the Morris Graves Museum of Art and the Museum of Northwest Art (2015). She received a Cadogan Fellowship (San Francisco Foundation, 2006) a Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship (2005) and resident fellowships at Vermont Studio Center (2003), Playa (2014– 2015), and Carson City Arts Initiative (2015). Her BA is from Stanford (Visual Design, 1973). She currently teaches at College of the Redwoods (Eureka, CA) and spends as much time as possible in the desert.