You are here: American University School of Communication Faculty Alexandra Silverthorne

Back to top

Alexandra Silverthorne Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC Faculty

BA Political Science, Art, and Philosophy, Connecticut College; MFA Studio Art, Maine College of Art

Alexandra Silverthorne is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. She uses the camera as a means to understand and explore spatial environments and encounters. Working with both analogue and digital processes, she allows the conceptual ideas, themselves, to drive the form and medium for each project. As projects evolve, her photographs often move beyond the mat and the frame to become sculptural objects, projections, and installations.

Silverthorne has exhibited throughout the DC area, including solo shows at BlackRock Center for the Arts (Rockville, MD), harmon art lab (Washington, DC), Heineman Myers Contemporary Art (Bethesda, MD), and Warehouse Gallery (Washington, DC). She has received numerous grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities as well as one from the Puffin Foundation. Her work can be found in regional permanent collections, including the John Wilson City Hall Building (Washington, DC), District Art Bank Collection (Washington, DC), and Montgomery County’s Works on Paper Collection (Silver Spring, MD).
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


Spring 2024

  • COMM-330 Principles of Photography

Fall 2024

  • ARTS-245 Artist's Persp: Digital Photog