MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2016, Prior to 2012
Sylvie van Helden was born in Montreal, Canada in 1974. After a brief stint in Biology, she moved to Baltimore in 2000 to attend the Mount Royal Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon graduating with her MFA in 2002, she taught at the college and high school levels for 13 years. Her works have been shown in local, regional, and national shows at venues such as Maryland Art Place, Hillyer Art Space, The Autry Museum of The American West, and the Painting Center. van Helden was the recipient of two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Grants (2004 and 2016) and was selected as a finalist for the Baker Artist Awards in 2017. Sylvie maintains a studio at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD.