Currency series (commissions available)
Kitchen paintings (commissions available)
Portraits (commissions available)
Sylvia Maier attended the School of Visual Art, The National Academy of Design and the New York Academy. She studied at the Art Students League with Ron Sherr and Harvey Dinnerstein, and is a recipient of the prestigious Greenshield Award and numerous merit scholarships.
Her paintings have been shown at the Parish Museum in South Hampton, RUSH, a solo show at The Corridor, Lincoln Center, solo shows at the Forum Gallery in Frankfurt, Germany, and in numerous other solo and selected shows throughout the U.S. and Germany.
She has been painting figurative works for over 25 years. Before a painting session, in which she uses live models, she paints a still life. These are of products that provoke nostalgic reactions from many people. Thus came about her still life paintings of multicultural products.
Sylvia has worked with the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies Program. She has had work in several “art for life” events, organized by Russell Simmons to bring art to underprivileged urban kids. Her work was featured in the Wall Street Journal. And her client list includes Jeep, the television show “White Collar”, Mars, M&M (for their commercials and Super Bowl events) and an incredible profile by Coca-Cola, which transformed a commercial advertisement into a live painting.
She has worked with Spike Lee on an exhibition of paintings as well as on a public service announcement/commercial to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – for which Spike chose 30 of her paintings.
Sylvia Maier is a native of New York City and her work is very much influenced by her experiences of growing up biracial on the Upper Eastside of NYC. She has been drawing since the age of 7.
Today, Sylvia’s art bridges the gap between cultures, as expressed in her latest body of work: the Currency series and Still Life paintings.
She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.