Sylvia Sinel originally from Sweden and now living in Hamilton New Zealand is a multifaceted artist who has explored a variety of medium and techniques over the years. “Most of my projects has a starting point in a philosophical idea I want to depict or explore. All my work is telling a story in one way or another. I find it intriguing to implement interactive elements where the viewer becomes an active participant in the work. I use mixed media but have found my big love in the Ceramic Arts. The ceramic medium is a combination of all things I cherish, painting, sculpting, physics, chemistry and poetry. To me it's important to execute conceptual ideas with high quality craftsmanship. In my world the work of the artist and the work of the maker walks hand in hand"
Sylvia has exhibited work in Sweden, Switzerland and New Zealand over the years. She has had solo exhibitions and taken part in selected shows. Her work can be found in private art collections in Europe and New Zealand.
2016 Recognition of Achievment for Diploma in Ceramic Arts, Otago Polytechninc Dunedin School of Art..
2015 NZ Potter's National Exhibition - Highly Commended Award "Contrast & Union"
2015 NZ Potters 50th Anniversary Tertiary Student Competition - Merit Award "The occasion of a meal"
Galleries - Represented by:
Inspirit studio & Gallery Hamilton - www.inspirit.co.nz
Artpost Galleries & Shop Hamilton - www.waikatomuseum.co.nz/artspost
The Mandarin Tree - www.themandarintree.nz
Depot Artspace Auckland - www.depotartspace.co.nz
Otago Polytechnic 2015-2016
Stockholm University 2002-11
University of Dalarna 2008
The Institute of Business Administration FEI 2002-08
Ölands folkhögskola 2002
Paletten Art School 1994-95
Selected & Curated Group exhibitions
NZ Potters Inc www.nzpotters.com
WSP (Waikato Society of Potters) www.waikatopotters.co.nz
WSA (Waikato Society of Arts) www.wsa.org.nz
The society of Art Fusion https://www.facebook.com/societyforartfusion/