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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David Oresick

Executive Director

David holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and as the Lab Manager at Light Work in Syracuse, New York before joining Silver Eye in 2014.

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Kate Kelley

Deputy Director

Kate holds an MA in Art History from Williams College where she focused on modern and contemporary art in a global context, with specific attention to photography, film and site specific work. Kate has also worked as the Education and Program Coordinator for a regional museum in Southern Maine.

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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.


  • Alissa Meade, President
  • Lauren Salesi, Vice President
  • Leo Hsu, Secretary
  • David Oresick, Ex-Officio
  • Elizabeth A Carter, PhD
  • Timothy Gyves
  • Laura Heberton-Shlomchik
  • Marcia Rosenthal
  • Ken Spruill
  • 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