Silver Eye promotes the power of contemporary photography as a fine art medium by creating original exhibitions, unique educational programing, and a space for artists to learn, create, and connect through our digital lab. Our programs are dedicated to supporting the work of emerging, mid-career, and under-recognized artists and sharing that work with our diverse audience in engaging and meaningful ways.



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Leo Hsu

Interim Executive Director

Leo has been a dedicated member of our photographic community and a dear friend to the gallery. He has written extensively about photography and co-curated several exhibitions at Silver Eye, and was on the curatorial team of the first edition of Silver Eye’s Radial Survey. Leo holds a PhD in Anthropology from New York University and a Certificate in Culture & Media.

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Helen Trompeteler

Deputy Director of Programs

Helen Trompeteler has over eighteen years of experience leading exhibitions and partnerships for internationally recognized art collections including the Royal Collection and the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has written extensively on photography for numerous books and art publications worldwide. Her curatorial practice is dedicated to supporting and sharing the work of underrepresented artists working with photography.

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Jillian Daniels

Deputy Director of Operations

Jillian Daniels is a mixed-media artist, curator, and designer specializing in communication design. She holds a BS and BA from University at Buffalo and is a McNair Fellow whose research is grounded in historical narratives and design theory to better understand social, political, built, and cultural environments through visual and graphic storytelling.

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Sean Stewart

Lab Manager

Sean Stewart is a photographer and artist with deep experience in digital printing, scanning, framing, and art handling. He holds a BFA from Drexel University and has shared his work at Silver Eye, VICE, and Juxtapose. Stewart’s work is quiet and contemplative, and his subject matter is centered around contemporary American issues.


  • Ken Spruill, Chair
  • Laura Heberton-Shlomchik, Vice-Chair
  • Elizabeth A Carter, PhD, Treasurer
  • Leo Hsu, Ex-Officio
  • Grant Berry
  • Lexi Bishop
  • Craig Dunham
  • Timothy Gyves
  • Njaimeh Njie
  • Scott Roller
  • Marcia Rosenthal
  • Lauren Salesi
  • Barbara Weissberger


Silver Eye is extraordinarily grateful for the generosity of our supporters.

Our Many Individual Donors
Allegheny Regional Asset District
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The AW Mellon Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
FedEx Ground
The Heinz Endowments
The Henry John Simonds Foundation
The Hillman Foundation
The Irving and Aaronel deRoy Gruber Foundation
The Jack Buncher Foundation
Joy of Giving Something
The Laurel Foundation The National Endowment for the Arts
The Opportunity Fund
The Pittsburgh Foundation
The William Talbott Hillman Foundation