The Old Print Shop

Sylvie Covey

Sylvie Covey was born in France and studied graphic arts at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (1973-1976). While traveling around the world, she studied art in Indonesia and Japan, and moved to New York City in late 1977. She has a BA from SUNY Empire State College (1993) and a MFA in Graphics from CUNY Hunter College, New York, (1996).  Covey has printed at the Art Students League, where she was a teaching assistant in printmaking for seven years (1977-1984), and at the Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

She has taught printmaking at the Art Students league of New York since 1995 and at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey since 1998. She was a Master printer at Hunter College (1994-1997) where she taught photo etching and experiments in Graphics. She also taught printmaking at Manhattan Graphics Center and at the Newark Museum. She now teaches digital and photo techniques in Printmaking for the BFA Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York since 2000.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. She had solo exhibitions at the Conde Nast building in Times Square (2006), at the Johnson Building in Middlebury College, Vermont (2009, 2010), at the Maison Francaise of Columbia University (1987-1992), and at chashama Gallery in, NYC (2003.) In 1999 and 2001 she had solo exhibitions at Denise Cade Gallery, NYC. Her work is included in all the faculty exhibitions where she teaches. 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 Ljubjana, 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 exhibited in the Museum of the City of New York (2002). and at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology (2005/2010).  She was the recipient of an Artist Space Grant in 1986 and two Nessa Cohen Grants (1982/1983).

Sylvie Covey's work is in the permanent collections of; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the New York Historical Society, NY; the New York Public Library, NY; and the Museum of the City of New York, NY.