Eliseo Art Silva
Public Art Installations: West Coast USA
(Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy) 150' x 30', Acrylic. Sponsored by the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). The First Memorial Honoring the Filipino American Farmworkers and the largest Filipino-themed mural in the United States. Unidad Park, Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, CA.
40' x 22', Acrylic, Sponsored by the City of Carson, Carson, CA. The first multicultural mural of the city.
75' x 7', Acrylic, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, The HeART Project, Koreatown, LA, CA
(Celebrate SIPA!) Acrylic on Canvas, 2' x 4', Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) Silver Anniversary Mural. SIPA Main Lobby, Temple St., Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.
Jurupa Valley High School Mural, 85` x8`, Riverside, CA.
Submitted design proposal for the PH entry to the 1997 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. Float won the International Trophy.
Submitted design proposal for the PH entry to the 1998 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. Both the 1997 and 1998 PH Floats where created to kick-off the year-long celebration of the Philippine Centennial on June 12,1998. Float won the International Trophy.
Journey Into the Heart of America: The API Experience, Acrylic on panels, 8' x 24', APISC Student Center, California State Polytechic University, Pomona, CA.1998
(Detail) Acrylic, 10' x 60', Rubidoux High School, Riverside, CA.
"a shenere un besere velt: Towards a More Beautiful and Better World", 80' x 18', Acrylic, Workmen's Circle SoCAL Headquarters, Robertson Blvd. (corner Horner St.), Los Angeles, CA. A compact, colorful history of the Jewish struggle for freedom and justice and the role immigrants played in the larger story of humanity from "The Exodus out of Egypt" until modern times.
Acrylic and Mosaic Materials, 7' x 70', Normandie Village Apartments, Little Armenia, CA
Can You Read the Secrets of History in My Face?: The Carlos Bulosan Memorial, 9' x 8', Acrylic on Canvas, Eastern Hotel, International District, WA
20th Century US Veterans War Memorial, Acrylic, 30' x 100', (Near Vandenburg Air Base-where US Missiles directed towrds the Pacific Rim is sited), H Street, Lompoc, CA.
Acrylic on Wood, 8' x 12', Private Residence, Corona, CA.
8' x 25', Acrylic on canvas, ASUCR Senior Gift, Science Library, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/15066
150' x 18' (N/B and S/B lanes), Keim Granital Paints, 91 FWY Underpass at Pierce Street, Riverside, CA. Gateway Public Art for the City of Riverside, CA and La Sierra University.
Restored original 1996 Carson mural. Acrylic and Mosaic Materials, 42' x 22', Carson, CA
The Filipino characteristics of the park includes a community garden and park features referencing the terraced mountains of the Philippine Cordilleras, a walkway shaped like a yo-yo, and a centerpiece gathering place known as a "Dap-Ay" space in the Philippines. Sponsored by Los Angeles Land Trust (LANTL) and the City of Los Angeles.
Juan Lagunas Soria Memorial, 150' x 7', Acrylic, Multipurpose Room, Juan Lagunas Soria Elementary School, Oxnard, CA
8' x 35', Acrylic, Sawdust/glue relief sculpture, Mosaic materials on MDO Boards, 50th Anniversary of CSUDH Mural, Loker Student Union, California University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
Acrylic on Non-Woven Cloth, 12' x 24', created within eight days with over 200 Sitka residents, Sitka, Alaska. Blatchley Middle School, Sitka, Alaska.
Winning designs for the proposed Eastern Gateway to Historic Filipinotown selected after a five-year search led by HIFINC (Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council), created by the design team of Eliseo Art Silva and architect Celestino Geronimo. The final design will be culled from the submitted proposals and developed further in partnership with HiFiNC, CD-13 and City of LA Public Works Department. The completed E Gateway/ HiFi Welcome Arch will be unveiled May 7, 2022.
Designed with community via CD-13 District Office, City of Los Angeles, CA. The main features include the Filipino Dragon (Bakunawa) etched on both sides and the Barong Tagalog designs on the facade of the marker to honor the two golden ages of Filipino culture prior to Americanization of the Philippines.
Public Art honoring Larry Itliong at Island Pacific Supermarket in Fresno, CA.
20' x 250', Acrylic on Polytab, 2017. The first public art mural of the City of Colton, California. The design features eight tableaus of local history within the context of railroad tunnels as a nod to the area's moniker as "Hub City." It was painted by over 200 community residents on fabric sections of the mural, before it was permanently installed on site. It is the first of three underpass murals for the city.
Larry Itliong: Isang Bagsak! (One Down), 7' x 7', Acrylic on Canvas, 2018. Installed inside the community hall of the Pabilonia Sisters Room, Pilipino Workers Center, Larry Itliong Village, Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, CA.
"Pagtawid ng Karagatan: Crossing Ocean", 20' x 80', Acrylic on Polytab, 2018. Sponsored by the Lompoc Filipino-American Club to celebrate their 50th Anniversary, it commemorates 430 years of Filipino presence in the California Central Coast which began on October 18,1587 with the arrival of the legendary seven Luzon Indians (which is also depicted in the mural).
New Horizons, 7' x 14', Acrylic on Polytab Fabric, Novo Federal Credit Union, Norco, CA.
Temporary Art Installation honoring the life of Larry D. Itliong, sponsored by Pilipino Workers Center and through a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). The paintings on circular baskets used for winnowing rice in the Philippines are original paintings by Maryrose Mendoza, Champoy Lim and Eliseo Art Silva. Silva proposed and conceived the entire project.
60' x 15', Acrylic on Polytab, 2018. The first panel says, ‘manong’, and I separated it to ‘mano’, like respect,” said Silva. “And then the second one is 'kabayanihan’, with the ‘ka’, is about heroism, so that’s World War II. And then the third one is ‘kapwa’. Kapwa is shared being, and it talks about the idea of two different generations converging in 1965, the professionals with the old timers who were here before, and they converged to the Delano Grape Strike. All are written in Baybayin.
One 6' x 12' and three 6' x 6' canvases honoring 19th Century Philippine Masters in Fine Art designed to tell the Filipino American Story while contextualizing them with PH Cultural Treasures from the various regions of the Philippines.
Magkasama Tayo Aangat, 22' x 48', Acrylic, Brighton Hall, CSUS, 2019. Sacramento, CA's 1st Filipino-themed mural. Sponsored by Wide Open Walls (WOW), PNDA LahiArts, and California State University Sacramento. Entire mural was painted and completed within 10-days of the city-wide Wide Open Walls mural festival.
Approximate total dimensions: 7' x 40', Acrylic, 2021, The Filipino Community Village Plaza, Rainier Valley, Seattle, WA.
10' x 60', Acrylic, 2021, The Larry D. Itliong Memorial Library, Morningside School, Delano, CA The “main event” of the mural are the seven award-winning works created by the students at Morningside School. The children’s unbiased and pure vision on how to tell Larry Itliong’s story helped the artist narrow down the mural narrative. The tableau on the farthest right with Larry reading a book to a group of kids is where the mural design begins.
15' x 300' (east and west wall), 9th Street and 10 Fwy Bridge, Colton, CA
HIFI Eastern Gateway Monument, Beverly Blvd. and Glendale Blvd., Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, CA