Sylvia Safdie

Biography - Sylvia Safdie

Sylvia Safdie is a visual artist who works in the media of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and video. Born in Aley, Lebanon, in 1942, she lived in Israel before moving to Canada in 1953. In 1975, she obtained a BFA from Concordia University (Montréal).

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at the Prefix Institute of Contemporary art, (Toronto, 2014), MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina, 2011), Galerie de la Porte d’Italie (Toulon, France, 2010), Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Montréal, 2010), Lentos Kunstmuseum (Linz, Austria, 2008), Tom Thomson Art Gallery (Owen Sound, ON, 2002), the Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris, 2000) and Wan Fung Art Gallery (Beijing, 1996), among others.

Her work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, (Halifax), Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and Musée des beaux-arts (Montréal), among others. Her work has been the subject of the film Earth Marks by Doina Harap and of several publications, most recently The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie by Eric Lewis.

Sylvia Safdie is represented by Joyce Yahouda.Gallery.