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Sylvia Nitti

Sylvia Nitti

Sylvia Nitti has exhibited her artwork in numerous national exhibitions in the United States. These include the National Pastel Exhibition of the Pastel Society of New Mexico and the 16th National Exhibition of the Eastern Washington Watercolor Society. In 2002, her work was selected for the 74th Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League in New York. Her work was selected for "Pastels U.S.A." 17th Annual International Exhibition in California in 2003. She has received numerous awards in juried exhibitions.

Sylvia was born in Larnaca, Cyprus. After she graduated from Pancyprian Lyceum in Larnaca, she attended Brescia University, a private college in Kentucky. Sylvia received a Bachelor of Arts degree with her studies focused primarily on painting and drawing. While at Brescia, she received the Anna Eaton Stout Art Scholarship and first place awards in drawing, watercolor, painting, and printmaking.

Sylvia has had an exhibition of her work in Europe in Peter's Gallery 2 in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. One of her paintings was purchased from that exhibition by the State Collection of Contemporary Art Museum in Nicosia. In 2006, a joint exhibition of her and her husband, Lance Hunter's work was featured in Kypriaki Gonia Gallery in Larnaca, Cyprus for the month of June.

Nitti has completed numerous portrait commissions for collectors in the United States and in Europe. She has worked on numerous large-scale mural projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon and Kentucky. Sylvia is the mother of two adorable children, Brooke and Chase. She has taught drawing and pastel classes at Northeastern State University since 2001.

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