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Installation view, 'Sylvia Maier: About Sangomas and Soothsayers and Mischief', 515 West 29th Street, New York, 2020.

Gran Bwa (Study for The Lake)

Gran Bwa (Study for The Lake), 2018,

18" x 60"



Sylvia Maier (b. 1969, New York, NY) is a Brooklyn-based painter known for her portraiture. Much of her work focuses on depicting residents of the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, where she has lived for three decades. Maier graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and also attended the National Academy of Design and the New York Academy of Art. Maier also studied extensively at the Art Student’s League under the tutelage of Ron Sheer and as a protege of the influential figurative painter Harvey Dinnerstein. Maier is a recipient of the Greenshield Award. Previous exhibitions included solo presentations at the Parrish Art Museum (Southampton, New York); Bernaducci Gallery (New York, NY); Forum Gallery (Frankfurt, Germany); and Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ). She lives in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn with her family and dogs.

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