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Artist: Sylvia Min

The Last Day
Title: The Last Day
Media: Painting
Size: 5 x 5
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About Sylvia Min

Sylvia Min is an artist, designer, and educator. She has a Bachelor's in Science in Studio Art from New York University and a Master's in Fine Art from Mills College. She has worked in the design and motion graphics industry since 1998 and has taught university and college courses in art, design, and digital media throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001. She teaches full time in the Art Department at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, CA and is the recipient of 2017 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award for her contributions to teaching, leadership, and learning.

Sylvia Min is a conceptually based interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and art institutions throughout the United States. Common themes in her work are domesticity, portraiture, in-between spaces, and reframing the seemingly mundane. She is currently working on a series of paintings and prints called The Last Day. The Last Day is inspired by the last day she was at the beach with her family. It is an attempt to capture something that is not fully tangible and fleeting, and it also reflects her interest in scientific research that suggests that humans alter and rewrite their memories every time the memories are recalled. The Last Day series is a record of a memory, but she also feels that they are also adaptations and deviations of the original experience. In essence, they are a depiction of a memory of a memory.