Sylvia studied at NCAD and works in printmaking, painting and drawing. She has a MFA and a B.A. (Hons.) in Fine Art Printmaking. An interest in identity and memory runs through her work. She is interested in the area of epigenetics with regard to the effect diet and environment have on genes and heredity. Through an engagement with science she explores the idea that the food your grandparents ate, the air they breathed, or experiences they had in their lives, can directly affect your identity.