Jonte' Silver is a visual artist, born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. He received his BFA from William Paterson University in 2018. As an undergraduate, he studied fine arts and graphic design. His work has been exhibited and won awards in William Paterson's student art exhibitions. He is inspired by his experiences as a young African American male and as an artist. Over the past few years, his work has been driven by themes regarding to black identity, spirituality and social justice issues. He is currently earning his MFA from William Paterson and will be graduating in May 2021.