Sylvia Harnick was born in New York City. The recipient of a BA from Brooklyn college she taught four years before she found her true vocation. Studied at the New School, Brooklyn Museum, Nassau county Museum of Art and the C.W Post campus of LIU with Robert Yasuda
Ms. Harnick’s has been critically acclaimed in the New York Times on the occasion of her many exhibitions in the greater New York area. In a review of “Winter Selections” at the Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY Helen Harrison in the NY Times wrote, “Sylvia Harnick’s Re/ Bounded Memories allows the viewer to peek beneath the surface by peeling away successive layers of paint, the way a weathered wall documents its own history.”
Her work has been shown at the Rathbone Gallery,the Sage Colleges, Albany,NY Anthony Giordano gallery Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, Gallery North, Setauket NY, University of Colorado, gallery of contemporary Art. Invited to exhibit in the NY State Biennial, survey of contemporary art at NY State Museum Albany, NY and was featured artist of the permanent collection, Islip Art Museum
She has participated in group shows in California, Texas, New Mexico, Oregon. Her work is in many collections including Citibank, Islip Museum, Fine Arts Museum of LI, Queensborough Community College and is in many private collections.
Ms. Harnick is a member of the National Association Women Artists, Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, National League of American Pen Women, as poet and artist. Selected for Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in American Art.
Ms Harnick’s poetry has been published in “Toward Forgiveness” 2010 , An anthology of Poems; in PPA Literary Review, 2009, 2010, 2011 and in local publications. In 2012 her poem will be published in “Whispers and Shouts” an anthology of poetry by women.
For further viewing of Sylvia's work: www.sylviaharnickart.com