1973 born in Cuckfield, UK
lives and works in Eugene, Oregon, USA
Sylvan Lionni finished as Master of Fine Arts at the Bard College, New York in 1998. Since 1997 he has been showing in the USA with several important galleries and institutions. Though his work is mainly part of important private American collections like Derek Lam, Amy Sillman, Peter Halley (all New York) he is also part of important German institutional collections like The National Public Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden and The Daimler Collection, Berlin, Germany. Overall, Lionni focuses on geometric shapes enhanced by unexpected materials and surfaces. Figures, lines, edges and measurements change their mathematical and static hierarchies though when Lionni dissolves cultural hegemony through appropriative techniques which deconstruct symbolic objects and their clichés.