Rick Silva (1977, São Paulo, Brazil) is an artist whose recent videos,websites and images explore notions of landscape and wilderness in the 21st century. He received an MFA from The University of Colorado in 2007, and has since shown extensively nationally and internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at TRANSFERGallery in New York, WilAballe Art Projects in Vancouver, New Shelter Plan in Copenhagen, andDitchProjects in Oregon. His projects are included in multiplepermanentcollections such as The Whitney Museumof American Art andthe Borusan Contemporary Collection. WIRED called Silva’s videos "glitchy, curiousthings; some mesmerizing, some arresting." He livesand works in Eugene Oregon where he is a professor of Art & Technologyat the University of Oregon.