Sylvia Harnick was born in New York City.
The recipient of a BA from Brooklyn college she taught four years before she found her true vocation. She studied at the New School, Brooklyn Museum, Nassau County Museum of Art and the C.W. Post campus of LIU with Robert Yasuda.
Ms. Harnick has been critically acclaimed it the New York Times on the occasion of her many exhibitions in the greater New York area. In a review of “Winter Selections” at the Aplan Gallery, Huntington, NY, Helen Harrison in the NY Times wrote, “Sylvia Harnick’s Re/Bounded Memories allows the viewer to peek beneath the surface by peeling away successive layers of paint, the way a weathered wall documents its own history.”