Liza Sylvestre

Illustration, Artspace Jackson Flats

Liza Sylvestre was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her early life and adolescence was defined by a significant and progressive hearing loss. Communication became increasingly dependent on small details that she became sensitive to. This simple physical fact created a very distinct lens through which she processed the world, and continues to process the world.

Sylvestre is a recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant 2014 and a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning Grant. She has shown in galleries in California, Oregon, New Hampshire, Miami, Minnesota, New York, Australia and Canada. 

Sylvestre is a founder of Create Move Communicate with Angela Olson and Canae Weiss; artists and teachers who come from different artistic disciplines, and have varying hearing abilities. They believe that art can be used to bridge the gaps presented by communication barriers.

Liza's Blog 

Create Move Communicate Website   

Liza's Etsy Page 

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A Dissonance in my Memory I Carry Around

Element LVII

Element LVIII

Mazarine Tessitura

The Morning Started in Pieces Far out on the Water

Haematic Susurrus I

Haematic Susurrus II

Nighttime Seeping into Both Sides of the Day

Detail: A Dissonance in my Memory I Carry Around