SILAS VON MORISSE GALLERY (originally named ART 3) is a contemporary art gallery first established in Bushwick in February 2014 by Silas von Morisse formerly of Haunch of Venison (Christie's NY). After 5 years at its Bushwick location, the gallery moved in July 2018 to present pop up exhibitions in Manhattan (see locations under Exhibitons). Currently, the gallery presents Online Viewing Rooms, Private Events and Pop Up Exhibitions in various locations in Manhattan and other states.
The gallery presented the first New York Solos shows by Amel Benys, Matthew Cole, Alexis de Chaunac, Juliette Dumas, Anthony Miler, Frauke Schlitz, Owen Schuh, Brett Wallace, Justin Williams. The program developed to include celebrated artists such as Monika Weiss, Frances Barth, Richmond Burton,Marjorie Welish, David Goerk, Joe Amrhein. The gallery program is multidisciplinary, conceptual and process oriented, and aims to nurture the development of new emerging art and present and preserve older generations of artists' work while fostering a unique commitment to re-examine historic work by major figures deserving re-introduction.
Silas von Morisse began her professional involvement in the art world in 2000 as Gallery Manager and registrar at the Helly Nahmad gallery in New York focusing on Impressionnist and Modern Art. There she organized numerous exhibitions including the acclaimed SOUTINE BACON, curated by Maurice Tuchman and Esti Dunow (2011). Other exhibitions include: Alexander Calder, The Painter (2011), Dubuffet (2009), Gustave Moreau – Arman The Day after ( 2008), Picasso Bodegones (2008) Max Ernst (2007), Fernand Léger (2005). In 2012, she joined the team of Haunch of Venison (Christie's) as Senior Level Gallery Manager where she worked on exhibitions featuring Gunther Uecker, Chiharu Shiota-Marlene Mocquet, Kevin Grancis Gray, Doug Argue, Ahmed Alsoudani. She has assisted clients in buying or selling works in the Secondary and Primary Market.
In 2014, after 14 years of working for leading art galleries in New York, Silas established her own gallery. Prior to her involvement in the art world, Silas created and launched in 1990 the Short Circuit Film Festival in association with the American Center in Paris to promote young American Filmmakers. In 1993, she created the Night of American Short Films in Monaco under the Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. The Festival and Film Production company ran in Paris and New York from 1989 until 1996.
Andre von Morisse is an artist and the co-founder of SILAS VON MORISSE gallery (formerly ART 3).
Andre von Morisse was born in Oslo, Norway in 1966 and came to America in 1978. In 1990, he graduated cum laude from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and moved to New York in 1991. His works were featured in many group shows in galleries and museums in the US, and he had solo exhibitions with McKenzie Fine Art (2005 & 2003), and James Graham and Sons (2000, 1997) in New York, NY. Reviewed in the Art News (2007), Art in America (2005), New York Magazine (2003), Artnet (2000), and Review (1997), his art has also been often featured by Norway’s main dailies Aftenposten and VG, Kunst art magazine (2013), as well as Norwegian-American newspaper, Norway Times. Von Morisse’s paintings are held in prominent private and corporate collections in the US. As a conceptual painter, he is interested in exploring aspects of human psychology and how we interact with the world. With his work End of a New Dawn, reviewed by Jonathan Goodman in Art in America (Oct. 2005, p.180), he won the Best New Contemporary Artists Award 2005 at the Kunstnerenes Hus Museum in Oslo, Norway.
Mr. Pereira, an art attorney in Manhattan, is the former director and pupil of Mrs. Hilde Gerst, an internationally renowned gallery specializing in Impressionist and Modern Art. His legal practice includes many contemporary artists and galleries. As our corporate counsel he assists us in our secondary market purchase and sales as well as providing us with additional depth as a knowledgeable and discreet fine arts counselor. His international network of professionals is a powerful asset to our clients when navigating the often arcane world of fine art.