Sydney Vernon

“With my work, I want people to understand how everything I do is connected to living as a Black woman, living in the Internet age, living in the wake of slavery and living in culture while simultaneously trying to create it."

Sydney Vernon (b. 1995 Prince George's County, Maryland) lives and works in New York. Sydney is a cross-disciplinary artist, fashion enthusiast, and burgeoning collector of contemporary art. Her work spans drawing, painting, printmaking, video, and performance, often taking inspiration from her family's documented history, Black American culture, and philosophical inquiries of selfhood. Most recently she has shown at Case Gallery, Luce Gallery and Kapp Kapp. She is a 2022 fellow at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Studio Immersion Project and she holds a BFA from the Cooper Union.

Hometown: New York, NY