sylvia maier

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Hawa Bah , mother of Mohamed Bah oil on copper 36X 48 inches
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin. oil on aluminum, 48 x 48 inches
Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez, 48 x 48 inches
Conatance Malcom, mother of Ramarley Grahm, 36 x 48 oil on copper
Sybrina Fulton, 36 x 48 oil on copper Vigil
Artist's Statement

This work initiates a conversation about individual value and our sense of self worth. It explores how seeing ourselves in a positive light can increase our value as helpful members of society. The "mothers series" addresses the black lives matter movement giving voice to the voiceless .

“Currency” consists of over 30 (and growing) coin paintings, 11x14". Each painting is a portrait with a coin drawn around it with the words of our familiar 1, 5, 10, and 25 cent coins. Painted in oil on wood or copper panels, all paintings are in gold floater frames to make it appear that each face, each individual, is commemorated on a US coin.

The words “Liberty” and “In God We Trust” are explored.

The faces are of different nationalities, ethnicities, ages and histories attached to our country.


Maier has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions, including the Parish Museum (South Hampton), Rush Arts Gallery (New York), The Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn), Lincoln Center for Performing Arts (New York), and Forum Gallery (Frankfurt), Yeelen gallery Miami, currently represents her in the Miami area.
Painting figurative and social justice paintings for over 25 years. Her NYC urban point of view deals with her Afro latin heritage and cultural melting pot.enviroment . Her work can been seen at St. Lukes St. Mathhews chuerh in Brooklyn . Maier’s work was featured in the Wall Street Journal , Huffington Post,and her paintings have been commissioned by Mars Inc., Jeep, the TV shows Empire, White Collar, and the Dan Zanes and Friends Show. Maier has worked with the US State Departments’ Art in Embassies Program, Spike Lee commercial for MLK PSA and on LeeDaniels hit show Empire.