MFA – Wayne State University
BA – University of Pittsburgh


2018      Cagedsolo performance and installation, MuzeuMM Gallery, Los Angeles
2018      In Transit (II)participatory performance, Women’s Caucus for Art National Convention, Los Angeles, CA
2018      Fragmentsperformance with composer Michelle Green Willner, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica
2018      In Transitdurational participatory performance, stARTup Art Fair > More Art Here

2016      Reverberations, performance @ Museum Of Tolerance, Los Angeles, collaboration with Michelle Green Willner, DMA
2016      After Image, interactive performance for Maiden LA.
2016      49 Days: Women Who Count, performance with the Donna Sternberg Dance Company, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica
2016      Doing Lines, stARTup Art Fair, Los Angeles

2014      Exposed, a guerilla performance, MAS Attack, Arena One, Santa Monica

2013      De-noue-ment (n), Shulamit Gallery, Venice, CA

2012      Homage to a Fairy Tale, performance, Studio 21, Santa Monica, CA

2011      It’s About Time, Slutzky Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

2010      August: Doni Silver Simons, new paintings and performance, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009      Omer 5769, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009      Lines, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009      Marked, featuring Omer 5769 An Installation/A Performance, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA

2007      Center Justified, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1980      Doni Silver/Episodes, Lace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979      Caesura (a Study), performance, University of California, Irvine

1978      Caesura III, performance, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

1978      Caesura II, performance, Detroit Institute of Arts, New Video and Performance, Detroit, MI

1978      Paper Works, Feigenson-Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit, MI

1978      Westwork 10, Works in Public Places Project, Pacific Design Ctr, Los Angeles, CA

1977      Caesura I, a ceremony, Loft of George Vihos, New York, NY
1977      Centric East, Lowell Nesbitt Studio, New York, NY

1976      Salted Harmonics, Gallery 720, Lynchburg, VA
1976      A Last Supper for the Gertrude Kasle Galley, a Ceremony, Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, MI
1976      Whisper Pitch, performance, The Beubien Studio, Detroit, MI

1975      Zero Plus, performance, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


2018      Flashpoints: A Collective Response, MuzeuMM Gallery, Los Angeles
2018      Mother – Portraits in Petri Dishes, 
an installation for Mothers, Eggshells, and People Who Birth Us, curated by Kim Abeles, Keystone Art Space, LA, CA
2018      Between 2 Seas, MAAAC Museo Arta Archeologica Contemporanea, Italy

2018      Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalog)
2018      Image, Action, Idea, St. Vicent College Art Gallery, Latrobe, PA
2018      Points of Departure, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa  Monica, CA

2017      Flashpoints: A Collective Response, the Bezeq Building, Jerusalem Biennale
2017      Mako, VBS, Studio City, CA

2016      Ima Iyla’a, Hebrew University, Mount Scopes, Israel

2015     Ima Iyla’a, Hechel Shlomo Museum, Israel, Jerusalem Biennale
2015     7,567 mi, Achim Hasid Complex, Jerusalem Biennale
2015     Women of the Book, The First Train Station, Jerusalem Biennale
2015     Reimaging Femmage, St Louis Foundry, St. Louis, MO
2015     Memory Reconstruction: A Culture Rebuilt,, Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
2015     Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2015     Matronita:2012, The Ground Breaking Feminist Show, Conney Conference (Panel), USC, LosAngeles, CA

2014      Things We Pass Down, Doni Silver Simons in the Alcove, The Gallery at The Braid, Santa Monica, CA
2014      MAS Attack, Arena One, Santa Monica, CA
2014      Threads of Identity, USC Hillel, Los Angeles, CA
2014      Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2013      Jerusalem Biennale, Wolfson Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2013      We Are All In This Together, Modern FilmVideo, Santa Monica,CA
2013      Sacred Words, Sacred Texts, Platt Gallery, AJU, Los Angeles, CA|
2013      All Good Things, SMOArts, San Francisco, CA
2013      In House, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2013      Global Soul, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
2013      In Context, Hangar Gallery S, Santa Monica,CA
2013      Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2012      Caesura, Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA
2012      Alchemy, Doni Silver Simons in The Projects Room, Liz’s Loft, Los Angeles, CA(catalog)
2012      Women Inspired by Text, Wolfson Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2012      Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2012      FRESH 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012      Matronita: Jewish Feminist Art, Mishkan Le’Omanut, Ein Harod, Israel (catalog
2012      Artist’s Tower of Protest, Joint project by Mark di Suvero, LA><ART, Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles, CA
2012      Jewish Ritual – Rethinking, Renewed, Gotthelf Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2012      Breaking in Two: Provocative Visions of Motherhood (Pacific Standard Time), ARENA 1Gallery Santa Monica, CA

2011      Mysterious Objects: Portraits of Joan Quinn, Santa Ana College, CA (catalog)
2011      Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011      Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2011      Jewish Ritual: Rethinking, Renewed, Finegood Gallery, West Hills, CA
2011      Rashi Effect: Artist as Commentator, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA

2010      Memory and Transformation, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA
2010      Send Nothing to the Tate Modern: A Project by David Horvitz, Tate Modern, London, England
2010      Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2010      It’s a Numbers Game, Doni Silver Simons in the Project Room, Los Angeles, CA

2009      FRESH 2009, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2009      Global Soul, Jewish World Watch, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2008      Tradition and Transformation, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008      Drawing on Experience, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006      Marking Time, Hangar Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1981      With More Than One Sense, invitational, LACMA Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1980      Contemporaries: 17 Artists, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA, catalog

1979      2nd Annual Downtown Artists Exhibition/Six Downtown Sculptors, LACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1978      1st Annual Downtown Artists Show, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
1978      Paper    Works, Feigenson-Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit, MI

1977      Women’s Show, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1977      Sculpture ’77, Macomb Community College, Detroit, MI, catalog

1976      Doni Silver/Doug Semivan, Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI
1976      Steve Faust/John Piet/ Doni Silver, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
1976      Forsythe Detroit, Forsythe Building, Detroit, MI
1976      Women’s Show, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1976      Faculty Show, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1976      Drawings USA, Minneapolis Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN


2018     Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice, exhibition catalog Ben Schachter, Image, Action,and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art,book

2014      Red, Art Ascent, Dec 2014, Vol. 10

2013      Peter Frank, Coming Out, Going in, Fabrik #20
2013      Roberta Carasso, Doni Silver Simons: Denouement at Shulamit Gallery, Art Ltd, May
2013      Sarah Lehat, Fluid Fairy Tales at Shulamit Gallery, Huffington Post, May

2012      Sarah Lehat, Redeeming Eve, Huffington Post, December 2012
2012      Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles: PST’s Temporary Contemporary, Art Ltd., May
2012      Kiss Me! I’m an Artist!, Cover story, Artweek L.A., March 13
2012      Matronita: Jewish Feminist Art, exhibition catalog, essay by curators Dvora Liss and David Sperber, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
2012      Danielle Jacoby, Doni Silver Simons Contributes Panel to ‘Artists’ Tower of Protest, West Hollywood, Patch, February 24
2012      Breaking in Two: A Provocative Vision of Motherhood, Featured Articles, Previews, Artweek L.A., February 6
2012      Renee Ghert-Zand, Matronita, Religious Women, Feminist Art Work, The Forward, January
2012      Breaking in Two:Provocative visions of Motherhood, exhibition catalog, Bruria Finkel

2011      Elysabeth Bell, Hineni, Hillhurst Review, Feb 8, 2011
2011      Linda Rubin, Raising Awareness and Hope for Congo at Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades Patch, November

2010      Shana Nys Dambrot, Waiting for God? Urban Scrawl-006, August
2010      What’s on: Doni Silver Simons, The Argonaut, August 5
2010      Shana Nys Dambrot, Doni Silver Simons: August, flavorpill, August 6

2009      Amanda Moret, Doni Silver Simons, One Mile Radius, November
2009      Jacki Apple, Doni Silver Simons, Fabrik Magazine, October 26
2009      Amanda Moret, Art Ltd., July 2009
2009      Joan Quinn Profiles, television interview, Time Warner Cable, recorded June 12
2009      Exploring Creative Santa Monica, The Palette, June 4
2009      Amanda Moret, To Leave a Mark, Citizen L.A., May, p. 7
2009      …lines… at Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Art and Living Magazine online, April 30
2009      Doni Silver Simons, Art Scene Radio Broadcast, April
2009      Bill Lasarow. Doni Silver Simons, Art Scene, April, pp. 21-22
2009      Sandra Vista, Doni Silver Simons at Sherry Frumkin Gallery, White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art, April
2009      …lines… Doni Silver Simons, California Homes Magazine, April, p. 20
2009      Line of Beauty, Luxury Life & Style Magazine, March/April, p. 18
2009      Directed Energy, Enacted Abstraction: The Work of Doni Silver Simons. Catalog essay by Carmine Iannaccone
2009      Seven Days in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Mirror, March 19-25, p. 42
2009      Picks and Clicks, Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, March 20-26, p. 24
2009      Doni Silver Simons, The Argonaut, March 20-26
2009      …lines…, Los Angeles City Beat, March 26

2007      Michael Yates, Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, May 11

1989      Performance Anthology: Source Book for a Decade of California Performance Art, Contemporary Arts Press. San Francisco, pp.391, 425-427

1981      David Lewinson, Nebulae of Color, Artweek, Nov 7, p. 6
1981      Art Exhibit Created for People with Visual Problems, Los Angeles Times, Nov 3

1980      Suzanne Muchnic, Contemporaries: Artists to Bank On, Los Angeles Times, Feb 13
1980      Linda Burnham, Performance in Southern California, High Performance
1980      Ruth Askey, Application of Symbolism, Artweek, March
1980      Joan Hugo, Six Downtown Sculptors, Artweek, March
1980      New Video and Performance Art in Detroit: Works in Progress V, Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalog essay by Peter Frank

1979      Suzanne Muchnic, New York Painter, L.A. Sculptors, Los Angeles Times, April 23
1979      B. Paley, Modern Art Symposium, New University Newspaper, Irvine, CA

1978      Joy Hakenson-Colby, Silvers New Work Opens a Drawer of Life, Detroit News, May 21

1977      Michigan Sculpture ’77, catalogue, Macomb Co. Community College, Michigan

1976      Joy Hakenson-Colby, Colby on Art: Subtle Sensations, Detroit News


2016                     Conney Conference, USC, LA (panel)
2016                     Louise Green, The Gallery at the Braid (moderator)

2013                     Sacred Words,Sacred Texts, University of Judaism (panel)

 2012-current    Jewish Women’s Theater – artist in residence

 2010- 2014        Jewish World Watch – artist in residence


2017      Creative Inquiry Fellowship, American Jewish University
2016      Santa Monica CAP Grant with Donna Sternberg Dance Company
2014      Santa Monica Fellowship Projects Grant
1978      Works in Public Places Project, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art and the City of Los Angeles
1976      Michigan Workshop of Fine Prints, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Michigan Council of Arts – Invited Artist


Women’s Caucus for Art
Jewish Artists Initiative


Museum of Art, Mishkan Le’Omanut, Ein Harod, Israel
National Endowment for the Arts
Michigan Council of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Allegheny County Community College, Pittsburgh, PA

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