About Sylvia Ziemann


Sylvia Ziemann is a visual artist . She was born and raised in Edmonton. She moved to Calgary to earn a diploma in painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design (1983), and to Halifax to get her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design(1986). She now lives and works in Regina where she completed her MFA at the University of Regina.

Sylvia’s studio production consists of miniature installations that incorporate sound and video. Recent work explores themes of urban paranoia. She is interested in our growing fear of the domestic other, our neighbours, and the creeping anxiety—fueled by a hysterical media—that our cocoons might be breached from without or within. Current projects concern humanities’ attempts to cope with environmental catastrophes.