work, exhibitions, collections
About Sylvie Covey
Sylvie G. Covey was born in France and studied graphic arts at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (1973-1976), majoring in graphic arts.
In the United States, she has earned a BA from SUNY Empire State College (1993) and a MFA in Graphics Summa cum Laude from CUNY Hunter College, New York, (1996).
While traveling around the world, she studied local traditional art in Indonesia and Japan, and moved to New York City in late 1977. She became a US citizen in 1989, and teaches printmaking and digital graphics at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and at the Art Students League of New York.
Sylvie Covey’s work is included in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Prints Collection, the New York Public Library Prints Collection, the New York Historical Society Prints Collection, the Art Students League of New York Prints Collection, the Kidder, Peabody & Co. Collection, the Dean & Witter Collection, the National Museum of Krakow Prints Collection, and the Museum of the City of New York Prints Collections. She was the recipient of an Artist Space Grant NYC in1986 and of two Nessa Cohen Grants from the Art Students League (1982-1983).
1995-2005, 2016: Curator and Director of the Portfolio Project, Art Students League of NY.
2003: Co-Curator and Director of the exhibit A Message from New York and in 2002 traveled from New York to Osaka, Japan.
2005: Co-curator and Director of the exhibit Printmakers from the Fashion Institute of Technology, at the Lobby Gallery, 1155 Ave. of the Americas at 45th St, NYC.
March 20-April 2nd, 2009: Curator of New Graphic Arts, a Group exhibits of sixteen printmakers, at the SHOW WALLS Lobby Gallery, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NYC.
Fall 2010: Curator of Fine Arts Printmaking at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, September 15/ November 17th 20100
Since 1978: Life member of the Art Students League of New York
Since 2003: Represented in the Chashama Organization, New York
Since 2005: Represented by the Old Print Shop Gallery, NYC.
Since 2006: Member of the Society of American Graphic Artist (SAGA)
LINEA, Journal of the Art Students league of NY:
1998—The artist as a voyeur
2002—The creative process: an analysis of content and medium
2010—A new Digital world
PENGUIN/RANDOM HOUSE, 2012:
“PHOTOSHOP FOR ARTISTS” a 305 pages tutorial book for artists, photographers and printmakers designed to learn Photoshop.
PENGUIN/RANDOM HOUSE, 2016:
“MODERN PRINTMAKING”, a 325 hardcover all-in-one guide, both technical and inspirational, examining the history and contemporary processes of relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media, digital transfers, and post-digital graphics. Freaturing step-by-steps examples alongside representative works and profiles of top printmakers.
1995-Present: Instructor, Art Students league of New York.
1997-1998: Adjunct, Edition printing and photo etching, CUNY Hunter College.
1998-2019: Instructor, Art Center of Northern New Jersey.
2001-Present: Fine Arts Dept. Adjunct Professor , SUNY FIT. On going: Portfolio art consultant for college applications.
Current Work Experience
Since 1980, Sylvie G. Covey is the proprietor of a printmaking studio located in midtown, Manhattan, where she pursues her work in all media, and currently concentrates on combining digital and photographic techniques with printmaking.
Major Selected Exhibitions
Her work is exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. She had solo exhibitions at chashama , the Lobby Gallery and the Conde Nast Galleries in Times Square, NYC (1998/2007), at Denise Cade Gallery (1999/2001) and at the Maison Francaise of Columbia University (1987-1992) in Manhattan.
In Europe she exhibited also at Katia Granoff Gallery in Paris, France (1975), the Salon d’Automne du Grand Palais in Paris, France (1988), the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia (1987-1991), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland (1997-2000, 2001, 2003), the City Art Gallery in Czestochowa in Poland (1997, 2003), the Graphic Constellation’97 in Graz, Austria, the Consumentar’98 and 2001 in Nuremberg, Germany, and the Black print Studio in Dublin, Ireland (2004) among others.
In South America her prints were exhibited in 1999 at the Museo d’Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in Asia at the Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan and at the Museum of Sapporo, Japan. (1999-2000). In the US her work was included in the Museum of the City of New York (2002) and at the FIT Museum (2007, 2009).
Denise Cade Gallery, Paris/New York (1998/2003)
The Old Printshop, New York City (2002/Present)
2015—Trees of Dreams and Wonder, Pigments transfers, Ditra Gallery, NYC.
2014—Out of This World Pigment Transfers on paper, MC Social Center at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, July/August 2014.
2013—Reflections, Digital prints on Canvas and Aluminum, MC Social Center at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, July/August 2013.
2012—Tree of Life, Digital prints on canvas, Johnson Memorial Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, Julu/August 2012.
2010—Elegy, Photo lithographs, Lobby Gallery at 1155 Ave. of the Americas, New York City, September 10th/October 28th 2010.
2010—Into the Sea, Digital prints on canvas, Johnson Memorial center, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, July 15/July 30.
2009—Passages, Photo emulsions on canvas and paper, Johnson Memorial center, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. July 7th/ July 19th.
2010—Eulogy, Lithographs and Digital prints on silk, Lobby Gallery, 1155 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY
2007—The West Revisited, digital murals & copper prints, Lobby Gallery, NYC
2006—Utah- The Land of Imagine, digital murals. Conde Nast Building, NYC. 2006—Full Exposure, photo lithographs. Chashama Gallery, 121 W. 44th St, NYC.
2003—The Artist as a Voyeur, photo lithographs, Chashama Gallery, NYC.
2003—L’arbre et la femme, etchings and photo-etchings, Musee de l’Ocre, St. Georges–sur-la-Pree, France.
2001—Eros, photo emulsions, Denise Cade Gallery, 1045 Madison Ave. NYC.
1999—Passages, photo-etchings, Denise Cade Gallery, 1045 Madison Ave. NYC.
1998—Meetings, photo etchings and emulsions on canvas, the lobby Gallery at 1155 Ave. of the Americas and 45th St. NYC.
1998—Performances of the heart, photo-etchings and lithographs. Jadite Gallery, 413 W.50th St. NYC.
1993—Going to the country, paintings. Jadite Gallery, 413 W. 50th St. NYC.
1992—Works on paper, monotypes. Maison Francaise of Columbia University Gallery, Buell Hall, NYC.
1990—Peru—paintings of the sacred valleys, paintings. Gallery Instant, 611 Ninth Avenue, NYC.
1987—Printed Matter, etchings and monotypes, Maison Francaise of Columbia University Gallery, Buell Hall, NYC.
1986—Latest works, sculptural etchings montages, Ariel Gallery (now Agora Gallery) 76 Greene St. Soho NYC.
1980—Graphics, etchings. International Art Contact Gallery, 47th St Midtown, NYC.
GROUP SHOWS, INTERNATIONAL PRINTS BIENNALES, JURIED SHOWS:
1995-2020—Annual Faculty Show, Art Students League of New York
2017-2018—Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Self Portraits.
2017—The Print Show, Alexander/Heath Contemporary, in cooperation with the Hunter College Printmaking Faculty and the John Szoke Gallery (NYC), May 5th-June 24th, Roanoke, Virginia.
2016—New Views, Faculty show at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
2013, 2014—SAGA printmaking , Old Printshop Gallery, New York City.
2009—Fashion Institute of Technology, Museum at FIT, METAL, New York City.
2009—SAGA New Members, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, PA.
2009—New Graphic Arts, Show Walls Gallery, 1133 Ave. of the Americas, NYC
2007—Imagined Sites, all media, The Museum at FIT, 27th St and seventh Ave. NYC.
2007—collotypes, Northlight Gallery, College of Fine Arts, Temple, AZ.
2006—collotypes, Blue Stars Art Complex, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas.
2007—Why the nude, all media. Phyllis Harriman Gallery at the Art Students League of New York, NYC.
2006—Photography Portfolio by represented artists, The Old Printshop Gallery, 150 Lexington Ave. NYC.
2005—New York Society of Etchers, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT.
2004—New York Society of Etchers, Black Church Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2004—Printmakers from the Art Students League of New York, Lobby Gallery, NYC.
2003—Nouvelle Gravure, Mairie du 4th Arrondissement, Paris, France.
2003—A message from New York, Portfolio Project. The lobby Gallery at 1155 Avenue of the Americas, NYC.
2003—International Print Triennial, Palais de l’Art, Krakow, Poland.
2002—Impressions From The League, Gallery of Graphic Arts, New York City.
2002—New York by New Yorkers: Artists Views on Prints, The New York Society of Etchers at The Museum of the City of New York, City Partners Gallery, NYC.
2002—A message from New York, Portfolio Project. Sky Gallery, Floating Garden Observatory, Osaka, Japan.
2002—20th Anniversary Exhibition, Denise Cade Gallery, 21 Eleventh Ave. NYC.
2002—A Century on paper: Prints by Art Students League Artists, Paine & Webber Art Gallery, Ave. of the Americas, NYC.
2000—Especes d’Arbres, Denise Cade Gallery, New York City.
2000—International Print Triennial, Bridge to the Future, Cracow, Poland.
2000—International Print Triennial, Bridge to the Future, Krakow–Nurnberg
2000—International Print Exhibition Kontynents,2001, Contemporary Art Gallery, Ksiaz Castle, Walbrzych, Poland
1999—Traveling International Prints Triennial’97, Museum of modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1999—4th Kochi International Triennial, Ino-cho Paper museum, Kochi, Japan.
1999—5th Sapporo International Print Biennale, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan.
1999—Traveling International Prints Triennial’97, Museum of modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1998—International Prints Triennial’97, Fair Center, Nuremberg, Germany.
1998—Graphic Constellation’97–, Cultural City network, Graz, Austria.
1998—The Artist As Subject, The Art Students League of New York, NYC
1997—Prize Winners of MTG’97, City Art Gallery, Czestochowa, Poland.
1997—International Prints Triennial’97, Main Exhibition, Bunkier Sztuki and Cracow’s museum of History, Cracow, Poland.
1997—International Prints Triennial, Regional Museum of Krosno, Krosna, Poland.
1997—International Prints Triennial, Park and Castle Complex “Stary Zamec”, Zywiec, Poland.
1997—International Prints Triennial, Center of sports and culture, Ostroda, Poland.
1997—Positive-negative, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
1996—Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Gallery, 410 W. 42nd St, CUNY Hunter College, NYC.
1996—Eyewax, Cooper Union Humanities Gallery, Astor place, NYC.
1995/present: annual Faculty exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Gallery, Art Students league of New York, NYC.
1993—New York Artists today, Sixth Congress Gallery, Tucson, AR.
1992—New Works, Gallery 13, SoHo, NYC.
1991—Foraging, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, NYC.
1992—Audubon Artists 50th annual exhibition, NYC.
1992—19th International Prints Biennale, Museum of modern Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.
1991—Group show, Rebecca Tate Gallery, SoHo, NYC.
1990—II Mediterranean Biennale of graphic Arts, Athens, Greece.
1989/88—ART EXPO, Ariel Gallery, Javitt Center, NYC.
1989—Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC.
1989—Atelier Ponce de Leon, Doma Gallery, SoHo, NYC.
1988—Redefining Visionary Art, Doma Gallery, SoHo, NYC.
1988—Musee du Grand Palais, Paris, France.
1988—Art space Gallery, Midtown Manhattan, NYC.
1988—Tree of life Storefront, Greene St. SoHo, NYC.
1988—Gravure Gallery, Tribecca, NYC.
1987—17th International Prints Biennale, MOMA, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1987—ART MART, Greeley, Colorado.
1987—The Emerging Collector gallery, Lower East side, NYC.
1986—The Union League Club Gallery, 38 E. 37th St. NYC
1986—Rejoice, Ratowsky Gallery, Lower East side, NYC.
1986—International art Competition, Metro Arts, SoHo, NYC.
1986—Real/surreal, Park Avenue Atrium, Olympia & York, NYC.
1986—First international Prints Biennale, Sommers, NY.
1986—Galex 20, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
1985—Halley’s comet, Edith C. Blum Art institute, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY.
1984—Prints, Kelleher Gallery, NYC.
1983—14th National Prints Exhibition, Silvermine Center for the Arts, CT.
1983—Rotunda/Paho Gallery, Washington DC.
1981—Hankook Gallery, 50 W. 57th St. NYC
1982—International Art Contact Gallery, NYC.
1979—Diana Oesthrich Art Space, NYC.
1975—Katia Granoff Gallery, Paris, France.