Sylvie Rosenthal started building at age six at the Eli Whitney Museum where she made circuses, catapults, rockets, and robots and was introduced to the work of great inventors and artists such as Alexander Calder, Leonardo DaVinci, and AC Gilbert. Her formal study of traditional European woodworking at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts (BFA ’03) tempered these explorations and instilled a dedication to craftsmanship. Sylvie has been routinely invited as a visiting artist and teacher to many schools including San Diego State University, University of Wisconsin Whitewater and Madison, Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC), Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO), and Tainan National University of the Arts (Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.). She shows nationally at both galleries and museums such as The Asheville Art Museum, The Museum of Art and Design (New York, NY), The Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA), Blue Spiral 1 (Asheville, NC), The Signature Shop (Atlanta, GA), SOFA Chicago and Palm Beach III. She received a North Carolina Arts Council Crafts Fellowship in 2008-2009. Currently in a Sculpture MFA Candidate 2014 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.