Sylvie Covey

Printmaker, Photographer, Painter

I am a printmaker, photographer and painter, working in my studio in Times Square, and teaching in New York City. This website presents my early and current work, introduces books I wrote (published by Penguin/Random House), and explains how I got where I am over the last forty-five years.

Current Work
Today I mostly work from digital photography combined with photo techniques in printmaking. Discover my current work >
Today I mostly work from digital photography combined with photo techniques in printmaking. Discover my current work >
Early Work
I started with nude drawing at age 14, and majored in printmaking at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Discover my early work >
I started with nude drawing at age 14, and majored in printmaking at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Discover my early work >
Early Work

My Books

I wrote two books, published by Watson & Guptill (Penguin/Random House), about modern printmaking, and how artists and printmakers can use the popular software Photoshop to create stunning artwork.

This all-in-one guide is both technical and inspirational, examining the history and contemporary processes of relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media, digital transfers, and post-digital graphics. Featuring step-by-step examples alongside works and profiles of top printmaking artists, this colorful, hardcover 310 pages recourse provides a truly fresh look at printmaking today, in all its forms.

This book offers an exciting entry into a new world of limitless colors, textures and effects. Intended for serious artists, painters, printmakers, and photographers, this book provides a comprehensive series of 305 pages with detailed and illustrated tutorials, cataloguing the various tools, techniques, and methods for producing an infinite variety of creative imagery with Photoshop.

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Teaching

I have been teaching printmaking at the Art Students League of New York since 1995, where I started as a monitor for the renowned artist Michael Ponce de Leon. I have also been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology since 2001. I support my students in learning all matters of printmaking and photo techniques, and always apply myself to test the latest possibilities, so I can share all of what I learn.

Images from the classes I teach at the Art Students League and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Mentoring

At Mastrius, aspiring, emerging, and accomplished artists find success and joy as they improve their technique and creativity with the help of expert mentors and a supportive community. As a Mastrius Mentor I share my years of experience as an artist through a professional relationship with motivated learners.

Why I Create Art

I create to transcend reality, to feel alive in all dimensions. I am inspired by the vastness of the world and the unlimited universe, where I could be relevant for a speck of a second. So I choose to make timeless images, and re-invent places to be and to share.

Visit My Store

I opened this online store specifically for my botanical prints on silk scarves. I make these unique hand-printed scarves on 100% silk during the summer in my upstate studio. I use only organic dyes and tannin from roots, plants, and flowers.