Artist: Sylvia Makk
Born: Ontario, Canada
Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii since 1986
Education: Honors BA in Urban Geography, Masters in Library and Information Science
Occupation: Professional Artist/ Co-Owner and Director of Makk Studios, representing world renowned artists Eva, Americo and A.B. Makk.
About the Artist: Sylvia Makk has been exposed to the arts and artists from early on as her family traveled many times to Europe, visiting many great museums and art galleries. As a child, she enjoyed passing the time doodling on any paper she could get her hands on. After joining the Makk Family of artists in 1986, she began experimenting with acrylics first and then moved on to oil paints on canvas. She enjoys using bold colors and large strokes with palette knife and brush to achieve various compositions from fields of flowers to abstract market stands, from modern sunsets to serene lily ponds.
Collectors: include residents of Hawaii as well as many mainland states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, Wisconsin, Nevada, Ohio, Alaska and Colorado. International collectors include Canada, Europe and Japan.
Assaggio Restorante Ala Moana – Honolulu – 2003 - 2009
Color Street Gallery – Honolulu - 2005
Pauahi Tower – Honolulu - May 14, 2005 – June 10th, 2005
Festival of Angels Event – November 2005
Bethel St Gallery – 1st First Annual Hawaii Artists Juried Exhibition 04/20 – 05/06, 2006
Details Gallery – Honolulu - May 2006 – January 2007
Painted live at Details Gallery every First Friday Gallery Walk 2006 - 2007
Kim Taylor Reece Gallery Honolulu – painted live during First Friday event April 2007
Ka Ikena Fine Dining Room – Kapiolani Community College Honolulu May 2007 – July 2007
Kim Taylor Reece Gallery Honolulu – April 2007 – January 2008
State Street Gallery – La Crosse, WI – June 2008- present
Island Art Galleries Waikiki – February 2008 - present
Ship Store Gallery Kapa’a, Kauai – April 2009 – present
Sargents Fine Art Gallery Lahaina, Maui – June 2009 - present
Sizes from 3”x3” to 36”x36” or larger
Both for residential and commercial installations
Art commissions accepted