Kira Gondeck-Silvia | Artist

Kira Gondeck-Silvia



Artist Statement

Kira Gondeck-Silvia is a multidisciplinary artist who really likes color and texture. Come for the pretty colors. Stay for the gory details. Silvia is interested in contemporary forms of hysteria, specifically the ways in which mental illness complicates communication and creates dysfunction in human connections. She uses animals as a surrogate for corporeal bodies and terror related to gendered power.

She is influenced by news stories, op-ed articles, or observations in friends' behavior, stereotypes, power struggles, relationship hurdles, and the existential exploration of the self. Her work serves to open up the conversation about the human embodiment of identity; through trauma, privilege, power, and manipulation how is our identity even formed?


Kira Gondeck-Silvia currently lives in Sanford, Florida with her writer husband, four cats she puts bandanas on, and a neurotic dog.

Exhibition History (CV)

Hallucinations and Medications
House of Shadows
July 2024
Vampire Velvet
House of Shadows
May 2024
Dreams of Spring - Art at 400
Art at 400
April 2024