Sylvia Snowden is an African American artist.

Snowden received a scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME and has a certificate from La Grande Chaumier in Paris, France. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Howard University. At Howard University she studied under David C. Driskell.[1] She has taught at Howard University, Cornell and Yale, has served as an artist-in-residence, a panelist, visiting artist, lecturer/instructor and curator in universities, galleries and art schools both in the United States and internationally. She has exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Women’s Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, The Phillips Collection, Heckscher Museum of Art, and the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Museum and National Archives for Black Women’s History [1]. Her works have been shown in Chile, the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Australia, the Bahamas, France, Mexico, Italy and Japan.



Sylvia Snowden Engaging Expressionism (by Alice Thorson)

Painting Retrospective (download powerpoint file)
(James A. Porter Colloquium, Spring 2019 Howard University)



Group Exhibitions:


Whitechapel Art Gallery,
London, England, “Action, Gesture, Paint : Women Artists And Global Abstraction, 1940 – 70”

Laura Smith,
February 2023


National Gallery of Art,
Washington, D.C. “malik, Farewell ’till We Meet Again Xv11”, Gift – Jack Cowart

Out of Body, Out of Mind, curated by Howard Rachofsky, Gavin Delahunty and Brendan Dugan
The Warehouse
14105 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX
April 8 – May 28, 2022

Lou Stovall: The Museum Workshop, curated by Walter Hopps and artist Lou Stovall
Phillips Collection
Washington, D.C.
July 23 – October 9, 2022

Summer of Possibilities, curated by Alteronce Gumby
Bode Projects
Reinbeckstr. 29
12459 Berlin
July 9 – August 21, 2022

Open Storage: 25 Years of Collecting, curated by Allan Schwartzman
The Warehouse
14105 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX
August 26, 2022 – April 29, 2023


Women Artists: 1950 – Now at:
The Elkon Gallery 18 E 81 Street
New York, NY 10028

Frieze Masters,
London. UK, Camille, Morineau, October, 2022

Award, ‘spirit Now London’,
London, England, Marie – Laure De Clermont – Tonneere., Luke Syson.

Permanent Collection of Fitz Williams Museum,
Cambridge, October, 2022

Solo Exhibitions:


Shell; Glimpses
Rubell Museum DC
65 I Street SW
Washington, D.C 20024
opening: October 29, 2022

Sylvia Snowden: Green Paintings
Andrew Kreps Gallery
22 Cortlandt Alley
New York, NY 10013
May 13 – June 18, 2022

Sylvia Snowden: Venus of M Street & Men on M Street
Edel Assanti
1B Little Titchfield Street
London W1W 7BU
United Kingdom
October 13 – November 19, 2022

Sylvia Snowden: Select Works, 1966 – 2020 at:
Parrasch Heijnen
1326 S Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90023

Sylvia Snowden:
The M Street Series at:
Franklin Parrasch Gallery 
19 E 66 Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10065

National Gallery Of Art, Washington, D.C., ‘mammie Harrington”. Evans Tibbs Collection, Harry Cooper
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, “Five Artists You Should Know. A Conversation With Melissa Mesinna”.
Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, California “Nasty Women”, Sarah Gavlak,

Lifetime Achievement Award, James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University, Washington,DC.
‘american Art 1900 – 1950 : Evan Tibbs Collection,’ National Gallery Of Art, Harry Cooper Curator, Washington, DC
African American Art History Initiative, Getty Museum, Bridget Crooks, Los Angeles, California
Skowhegan School Of Painting And Sculpture, Common Street Arts, Michelle Grabner, Curator, Waterview, Maine
callaloo, A Journal Of African Diaspora Arts And Letters, Henry Rowell, Editor, Published By Johns Hopkins University Press

“Magnetic Fields; Expanding American Abstraction, 1960’s To Today”, Melissa Messina, Erin Dziedzic,curators,kempler Museum, Kansas City,missouri; National Museum Of Women In The Arts, Washington, DC.
Kempler Museum, “Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s To Today”

Solo Exhibition, American Museum, Washington, DC. “The Feel Of Paint” Benjamin Forgey – Brochure.
American University Museum, “Circle Of Friends, Renee Stout”. Alper Initiative For Washington Art, Jack Rasmussen, Invitational, Group, Washington, D.C.

Common Streets Arts, “Inside / Outside : Works From The Skowhegan Archives”, Michelle Grabner, Invitational, Group, Waterville, ME.

Mississippi Museum Of Art, “Freedom In Mississippi Series”, Beth Batton, Slide-invitational, Jackson, MIss.

Katzen Arts Center, “Washington Art Matters : 1940’s – 1980,s”, Jack Rasmussen, Group Invitational, Washington, DC

Brenwood Art Exchange, “David C. Driskell And Students,” Alec Simpson, Invitational, Brentwood, MD
Parish Gallery, “20th Anniversary Celebration,” Invitational, Group Exhibition Washington, DC

Ipomal Galerie En Kunstuitleen, “American Artists,” Ineke Paliska, Invitational, Group Exhibition,
American University Museum At Katzen Art Center, “catalyst,” J.w. Mahoney, Invitational, Group Exhibition, Washington, D.C.

Morris Museum Of Art, “Something To Look Forward To,” Kevin Grogan, Invitational, Group Exhibition, Augusta, GA
Hub-roberson Galleries, Penn State University, Ann Shields, Invitational, Group Exhibition, University Park, PA
Flint Institute Of Arts, Lisa Boylis Ashby, Invitational, Group Exhibition, Flint, MI

Solo Exhibition, “Flowers,” Norman Parish, PArish Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Museum Of Texas Tech University, Denise Newsome, Invitational, Group Exhibition, Lubbock, TX

Beach Museum Of Art, Kansas State University, Lorne Render, Invitational, Group Exhibition, Manhattan, Ks
Solo Exhibition, “Venus Of M Street,” Norman Parish, PArish Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“Embrace,” Mark Karelson, Group Exhibition, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
California African-american Museum Of Art, “Something To Look Forward To,” Bill Hutson Group, Exhibition-invitational, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibition, “Jessie’s Shields,” Norman Parish, PArish Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The Heckscher Museum Of Art “Something To Look Forward To,” Group Exhibition, Invitational, Huntington, NY

Phillips Museum Of Art, “Something To Look Forward To,” Group Exhibition, Invitational, Lancaster, PA

Corcoran Gallery Of Art, “Black Is A Color: African American Art,” Susan Bader, Washington, D.C.
Concentration On Studiowork, “Shell: Glimpses “Flowers-celebrating Paint,” “Venus Of M Street,” “Men And Sons Of M Street.”

Solo Exhibition, Malik Farewell, “Till We Meet Again,” Jack Cowart, Corcoran Gallery Of Art, Washington, D.C.

Solo Exhibition, “Works By Sylvia Snowden, “Terrance De Vaux, PAradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Fannie Mae American Communities Fund, “Sense Of Place,” Yvonne carter, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC

The Corcoran Gallery Of Art, “Evens-tibbs Collection,” Jack Cowart, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC
The Montclair Art Museum, “Passionate Pursuits: Hidden Treasures Of The Garden State,” Ellen Harris, Group Exhibition, Montclair, Nj

Solo Exhibition, “Sylvia Snowden: Portraits Of Frances,” Addison/ripley Gallery, Christopher Addison, Washington, D.C. (video)
The Baltimore Museum Of Art, “1995 Baltimore Contemporary Print Flair,” Brandywine Workshop, Group Exhibition, Baltimore MD
Parish Gallery, “African American Women Prints,” Brandywine Workshop, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC
Howard University Gallery Of Art/fondo Del Sol Art Center, “Lois M. Jones And Her Students,” Tritobia Benjamin, Mark Zuver, Washington, DC
School 33 Art Center, “Abstract In Black,” Angela Franklin, Group Exhibition, Baltimore, MD
Rockville Arts Place, “Black Art,” Manon Cleary, Group Exhibition, Rockville, MD (video & Brochure)
Zenith Gallery, “17th Anniversary Exhibition,” Margery Goldberg, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC

Corcoran Gallery Of Art, HeMicycle Gallery, Washington Art Dealers Association, “Off The Mall2”, Jack Cowart, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC
American Embassy Addis Ababa, Art In Embassies Program, Roselyne Swig, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Solo Exhibition “Sylvia Snowden: The Burns Series”, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, Margery Goldberg (brochure)
Solo Exhibition, “Sylvia Snowden – New Paintings”, Stephanie Ann Robev Gallery, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland, Nancy Rosnow

Solo Exhibition, “Sylvia Snowden,” The National Museum Of Women In The Arts, Washington, DC, Angela Adams (brochure)
Solo Exhibition, “New Abstractions, “Emerson Gallery, Mclean, Va, Alice Thorson (brochure)
Yale University Gallery At Norfolk, Faculty Exhibition, Gloria Kury/richard Ryan, Norfolk, Ct
Colgate-palmolive Company, “African American Women Artists,” Gregory Andrews, New York, NY

Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, “Artistas Latino Y Afro Americanos En Usa,” Santiago Aranguiz, Group Exhibition, Santiago, Chile (catalogue)
National Museum Of Women In The Arts, “Works Of Distinction, Selected Donations And Loans,” Susan Fisher Sterling, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC
Herbert F. Johnson Museum Of Art, “Cornell University Department Of Art Faculty Exhibition”, Victor Kord, Group Exhibition, Ithaca, NY
University Of Colorado Art Galleries, “Visiting Artist Program: 20th Anniversary Show,” Douglas Fly, Group Exhibition, Boulder, CO
Emerson Gallery, “Spirit Materials,” Alice Thorson, Group Exhibition, Mclean, Va

The Bronx Museum Of The Arts, “Contemporary Art By Americans And Brazilians Of African Descent,” David Driskel/aurelia Brooks, Group Exhibition, New York Ny (catalogue)
Anacostia Museum, “Gathered Visions: Selected Works By African American Women Artists,” Guy Mcelroy/robert Hall, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC (catalogue)
Middendorf Gallery, “New Abstract Paintings,” Annie Gawlak, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC
Fine Arts Gallery, University Of Maryland, Baltimore County, “A View From Baltimore To Washington,” Symmes Gardner, Group Exhibition, Baltimore, MD
The Dadian Gallery, American University, “Art And Conscience,” Marvin Liberman, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC
Liberty campus Art Gallery, Community College Of Baltimore, “Black Maryland Women In The Arts,” Allyn Harris, Baltimore, MD
Gallery 406, “Art Against Aids”, Annie Gawlak, Group Exhibition, Washington DC (catalogue)

Solo Exhibition, “Sylvia Snowden/painting ‘89,” Ipomal Galeriji, Netherlands
Museo Civico D’arte Contemperanea Di Gillelina, “Contemporary African American Art,” Group Exhibition, Invitational, Sicily, Italy (catalogue)
Solo Exhibition, “Paintings By Sylvia Snowden,” M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
California Afro-american Museum “Introspectives: Contemporary Art By American And Brazilian Artists Of African Descent,” Aurelia Brooks, Groups Exhibition, Invitational, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 10, Ltd., ‘secrets,” Group Exhibition, Invitational, Washington DC

Mayor’s Mini Gallery, “An Art Exhibit In Celebration Of Black History Month,” Group Exhibition, Curator, Washington DC

International Cultural Exchange Association, “The Art Of Black America In Japan,” David Driskell, Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Jane Haslem Gallery, “Works On Paper By Washington Artists,” Jane Haslem, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibition, “Large Works On Paper,” Brody’s Gallery, Washington, DC
Artscape ’87, “Themes And Variations, Primitivism,” Leonard cave, Baltimore, MD
South Shore Bank, “Two Black Women Painters,” Liz Harris, Chicago, Il
The Museum Of The National Center Of The Afro-american Artists, Inc., “Black Women Artists, 1987,” E. Barry Gaither, Invitational Group Exhibition, Boston, Ma
The George Washington University, “Afro-american Art, Now,” Ken Young, Invitational, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC

Washington Projects For The Arts, Live Auction, Jock Reynolds, Washington, DC
Brody’s Gallery, “Drawing,” Group Exhibition, Invitational, Washington, DC
Touchstone Gallery, “Myth And Ritual,” Keith Morris, Invitational, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC (catalogue)
Washington Women’s Art Center, “Let The Art Be First,” Sam Gilliam, Invitational, Three Person Exhibition, Washington, DC (catalogue)
“Choosing: An Exhibition Of Changing Perspectives On Modern Art And Art Criticism By Americas 1925-1985,” Jacqueline Bontemps, Invitational Group Exhibition, National Traveling Exhibition (catalogue)
Bethune Museum, “Black Women Visual Artists In Washington, D.C.,” Guy Mcelroy, Invitational, Group Exhibition, Washington, DC

Solo Exhibition, “Painting And Works On Paper,” Brody’s Gallery, Washington, DC
“D.C. Content,” Group Exhibition, Tom Brody, Invitational, Art Barn, Washington, DC
“All Washington Show,” Group Exhibition, Zinnia, Washington, DC
Wttg-channel 5, “Paintings For Arts D.C. Ad., Rep. Ron Dellums, Washington, DC
Corcoran Auction, Group Exhibition, Juried, Corcoran Gallery Of Art, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibition, James Hurd Gallery, 3607 “M” Street, N.w., Washington, DC

“Washington Projects For The Arts Auction,” Invitational, Sam Gilliam, Suzanne Codi, Washington, DC
“Afro And Latin American Women,” Invitational, Group Exhibition, Roadwork Inc, Susan Hyde, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Artist’s Auction, Invitational, Group Exhibition, George Koch, A. Salon, Ltd., Washington, DC
“Vision Of The Spiritual Dimension”, Juried, Oscar Chelinsky, Dr. Jacob Coering, Christ Congregational Church, Silver Spring, MD
“Equinox,” The Mayor’s Mini Art Gallery, Stephanie Honeywood, Washington DC
“Environmental,” Invitational, Group Exhibition, Margery Goldberg, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC
“Blacks Artists From Washington,” Invitational, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

One Person Exhibition, “Sylvia Snowden,” Third World Museum, Baltimore, MD

“Art Auction,” Channel 32, Howard University, Washington, DC

“Alternatives By Black Artists,” Invitational, Group Exhibition, Washington Projects Of The Arts, Kieth Morrison, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibition, J.e. caldwell And Company, Washington, DC
“Forever Free: An Exhibits Of Art By Afro-american Women, 1967-1979,” Jacqueline Bontemps, Illinois State University, Normal-bloomington, Il (catalogue)
Solo Exhibition, “M Street: Part Ii,” 10th Street Gallery, Washington, DC

Solo Exhibition (simultaneous) “M Street: Part I,” Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C. And Howard University, Washington, DC
“Emerging Artists,” Invitational, Group Exhibition, Washington Projects For The Arts, Walter Hopps, Washington, DC
Group Exhibition, Mazza Gallerie, Lou Stovall, Washington, DC

“University Of Sydney Workshop,” Group Exhibition, Invitational, GAllery A, Sydney, Australia (catalogue)

Faculty Exhibition, Howard University, Washington, DC

Solo Exhibition, Seymore Center Of The Arts, University Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (catalogue)
Slide Exhibition And Panel Discussion, “Feminism In Arts,” University Of Maryland
Solo Exhibition, “Sylvia Snowden: Painting, Drawing, Collages,” University Of Maryland

“Baltimore Black Arts calendar,” Baltimore, MD
Solo Exhibition, “Painting-snowden,” The Morris Mechanic Theatre Gallery, Baltimore, MD (brochure)
“Four Abstract Artists,” Baltimore Museum Of Art, Baltimore, MD

Solo Exhibition, “Painting By Sylvia Snowden,” Jonade Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Green Spring School, “Green Spring School Regional,” Group Exhibition-juried, Baltimore, MD

Solo Exhibition, “Oils By Sylvia Snowden,” Coppin State College, Baltimore, MD
Solo Exhibition, “Painting – The Figure – Sylvia Snowden,”arena Playhouse, Baltimore, MD

Solo Exhibition, “Large Oils By Sylvia Snowden, Jonade Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Solo Exhibition, “Recent Paintings By Sylvia Snowden,” John Hopkins University, Baltimore Md (brochure)
Cincinnati University, “Discovery ’70,” The Links, Group Exhibition, Cincinnati, Oh (brochure)
Reston Center, “Regional Reston Exhibition,” Helen Jackson, Group Exhibition, Reston, Va

Solo Exhibition, “Painting And Collage By Snowden,” University Of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (brochure)
John Hopkins University, “Association Of Black Arts/east Group Exhibition,” Juried, Baltimore, MD

Solo Exhibition, “Abstractions By Sylvia Snowden,” Mondawmin Center, Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Museum Of Art, Regional, Group Exhibition, Juried, Baltimore, MD (brochure)
Community College Of Baltimore, Liberty campus, “The Artist Studio,” Bennard Perlman, Baltimore, MD (brochure)
Charles Center, “Fine Arts Festival,” Group Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

Lennox Hill Hospital, Skowhegan School Alumni Exhibition, Invitational Group Exhibition, New York City, NY
Solo Exhibition, “Birds Of Prey By Sylvia Snowden,” Delaware State College, Dover, De (brochure)
Bowie State College, “Area Exhibit Of Contemporary Artists,” Group Exhibition, Juried, Bowie, MD

“The Individual Artist as Entrepreneur: How to Survive and Thrive as an Artist in Washington, D.C.” Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC
“Evaluating Art,” The Washington School, Walter Hopps, The Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC
“Marketing Arts and People,” Grants People, Inc., Cultural Alliance, Washington, DC (Certificate)
Howard University, Washington, DC – Master of Fine Arts
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine (Certificate)
La Grande Chaumier, Paris, France (Certificate)
Howard University, Washington, DC – Bachelor of Arts

2017 Panelist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “The African American World in
2017 Twentieth – Century Washington, DC, A Wyeth Foundation For American Art Symposium.
2017 Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Elizabeth Cropper,Dean. Ruth Fine, Moderator
2011 Panelist – “David C. Driskell – His art, as educator, as humanitarian,” Brentwood Art Exchange, Brentwood, MD
2010 Panelist, “Lis M. Jones”, Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, Howard University, Washington DC
2009 Mali K’s Kids – raised money to assist small organizations in offering eductional and social support to young African American males
2005 Creating Their Own Images: the History of African Women Artists, Lisa Farrington, Oxford Press
2004 Panelist, Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster PA
1997 Panelist, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Figurative Painting, Teresia Bush, Washington, DC
1995 Visiting Artist, Howard University, Washington, DC, Floyd Coleman
1995 Visiting Artist, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Judy Byron
1994 Visiting Artist, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, David Stephens, Allan Edmonds
1992 Lecturer/Instructor, Yale University, Norfolk, CT
91-92 Visiting Artist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1990 Visiting Artist, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, Gene Mathews
1990 Lecturer, University of Maryland at College Park, “Minorities and Women Lecture Series,” David Driskell, College Park, MD
1989 Traveled – Germany, Holland, France, and England
1989 Artist-in-Residence, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, Nicholas English
1989 Panelist, “The Hyphenated Artist,” The California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, California, David Driskell/Aurelia Brooks
1989 Juror, Arlington Arts Center, 1991 Solo and Group Exhibitions, Arlington, VA
88-89 Curator, Mayor’s Mini Gallery and Press Conference Room, District Building, Washington, DC
1986 Juror, Maryland State Arts Council, Work-In-Progress Grant Program, Baltimore, MD
1985 Panelist, “How to Survive as a Washington Artist,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
84-88 Administrator of JTPA Contracts, Arts D.C., Washington, DC
1983 Director/Manager, Washington Women’s Art Center, Washington, DC
1982 Director, “Arts with Elders Program,” Jelleff Boys and Girls Club, Washington, DC
1975 Artist-in-Residence, University of Sydney, Professor Bernard Smith, Sydney, Australia
65-92 Lecturer/Instructor, Painting, Design, Survey of Art History, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Coppin State College, Baltimore, MD; Howard University, Washington, DC; Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD; Delaware State College, Dover, DE; Community College of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; University of District of Columbia, Washington, DC; Yale University, Norfolk, CT

Leonard Bocour, John Button, Robert Cronbach, Willard Cummings, David Driskell, Zubel Kachadoorian, Alex Katz, James Kearns, Lois Jones Pierre-Noel, James A. Porter, Ben Shahn, James A. Wells.

Critic’s Choice: Sylvia Snowden, Engaging Expressionism (pdf) Dec 19, 2022
Washington Post, Michael O’ Sullivan, “Washington Art Matters: 1940’s – 1980’s”, July 19, 2013
WHUT TV Channel 32 “David C. Driskell,” Ray Baker, Washington DC.
Art News, “Flowers,” September 2007, Volume 106/Number 8.
Art in America, “Flowers,” September 2007, page 89.
Galleries, “Flowers,” (cover), Reid Baron, Takoma Park, MD, September 2007.
Art News, “Venus of M Street,” September 2006, Volume 105/Number 8, page 75.
Art in America, “Venus of M Street,” September 2006, page 74.
The Washington Post, Rachel Beckman, “Youth and Maturity Under the Spotlight,” September 21, 2006.
Galleries, “Venus of M Street,”(cover), Reid Baron, Takoma Park, MD, September 2006.
Art news, Jean Lawlor Cohen, “Sylvia Snowden,” Volume 104/Number 11, December 2005.
Art news, Jessie’s Shields,” Volume 104/Number 8, September 2005, page 54.
Art in America, “Jessie’s Shields,” September 2005, page 91.
Where Washington, Jean Lawlor Cohen, “Who is Sylvia,” September 2005.
Galleries, “Jessie’s Shields,”(cover), Reid Baron, Takoma Park, MD, September 2005.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Edward Sozanski, “Black Abstraction in Lancaster,” April 18, 2004.
The Patriot News, Zachary Lewis, Black Abstract Artist Showcase Shared Traits,” April 4, 2004.
The Washington Post, Jo Ann Lewis, “Prized Possessions,” September 3, 2000
The Washington Post, Weekend, Michael O’Sullivan, “Life and Death and Malik,” September 1, 2000.
The Washington Times, Joannna Shaw-Eagles, “Images of Shattered Youth,” August 26, 2000.
The Intowner, Davis Barrrows, “A Moving Tribute to a Son,” September 2000.
The New York Times, Datebook, “Sylvia Snowden: Malik, Farewell Til We Meet Again,” September 1, 2000.
National Public Radio, Jacki Lyden, “Weekend – All Things Considered,” September 16, 2000.
WETA, Around Town 1601, “Sylvia Snowden, Works at the Corcoran Gallery of Art,” October 12, 2000.
Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century, Richard J. Powell, Thames and Hudson, Inc., New York, NY, 1997.
D.C. Area Artists ’97, The Lab School of Washington, Washington, D.C.
Night and Day, The Corcoran Museum of Art, “Major African-American Collection Donated to the Corcoran,” Samuel Hai, July/August 1996.
Jet, National Report, “Art Dealer Thurlow Tibbs Donates Major Collection of African-American Art to Corcoran Gallery in D.C.,” Volume 90/Number 4, June 20, 1996, Chicago, IL.
The Intowner, Art and Artists: Sylvia Snowden,” David Barrows, Volume 28/Number 4, Washington, DC 1996.
The Washington Post, Lee Fleming, “Sylvia Snowden at Addison/Ripley Gallery,” March 18, 1995.
City Paper, Mike Givliano, “Blacks and Abstract,” February 22, 1995.
Leslie King-Hammond, et al, Gumbo Ya-Ya: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Women Artist (New York; Mid-March Arts Press, 1995) pp 269-270.
Lois M. Jones Award for Recognition, Fondo del Sol Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post, Elizabeth Kastor, “Finding Her Muse In Malik,” April 17, 1994, 117th year, No. 133.
The Washington Post, Dorothy Gilliam, “Finding Ways to Stem This Violent Tide,” July 10, 1993, 116th year.
Washington Review, Michael Clark, “Sylvia Snowden, National Museum of Women in the Arts; Sylvia Snowden: Abstract Paintings, Zenith Gallery,” June/July 1993, Volume XIX, Number 1.
The Washington Post, Mary McCoy, “Art: Painter Sylvia Snowden’s Visceral Expressionism,” December 26, 1992, 115th year.
Panelist, “The Memory of the Legacy”—James A. Partner, Art and Art Historian, Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Tritobia H. Benjamin, November 13, 1992.
“Visions of 1993,” Contributing Artist, Video, Colgate, Palmolive, Stromberg Center, New York, April 1992.
Eye Wash, George Howell, “Sylvia Snowden,” December 1992, Volume 4, November 10.
The Washington Post, Mary McCoy, “High-Energy Expressionism,” May 30, 1992, 115th year, Number 117.
Washington City Paper, Rex Weil, “True Colors: Sylvia Snowden, New Abstractions,” May 22-28, 1992, Volume 12/Number 21.
American Art, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Judith Wilson, “Optical Illusion: Images of Miscegenation in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century American Art,” Oxford University Press, Summer 1991, Volume S, Number 3.
College Art Association, Judith Wilson, “Sex, Race, and Gender” – Paper, Washington, DC, 1991.
The Washington Post, Michael Welzenbach, “Debut With A Difference,” September 22, 1990.
City Paper, Alice Thorson, “Art and Conscience,” September, 1990, Volume 10/Number 39.
Colorado Daily, David Alan, “Artist Sylvia Snowden,” November, 1990, Volume 98/Number 47.
Limburrqs Dagblad, T.S. Vallinga, “Sylvia Snowden bij Ipomal”, Zaterdag, November 4, 1989.
Smithsonian Institution – Traveling Exhibition, “African American Artists 1880-1887 – Selections from Evan Tibbs Collection,” University of Washington Press – Seattle and London, 1989.
New Art Examiner, Alice Thorson, “Sylvia Snowden Engaging Expressionism”, October 1988, Volume 16/Number 2.
Washington Review, Sheila Rotner, “Sylvia Snowden: Painting on Paper,” June/July 1988, Volume XIV/Number 1.
The Washington Post, Henry Allen, “Acrylic Avalanche,” November 14, 1987.
The Washington Times, Alice Thorson, “Two Approaches to the Group Show,” July 30, 1987.
The Washington Times, Alice Thorson, “Separate but More Than Equal,” January 29, 1987.
The Washington Post, Elizabeth Lazarus, “The Experience Exhibited”, August 1986.
New Art Examiner, J.W. Mahoney, “Sylvia Snowden,” January 1986.
Washington Review, Mary McCoy, ‘Sylvia Snowden: Painting and Works on Paper,” December 1985.
The Washington Afro-American, Charles Farrow, “Curtain Call”, March 3, 1979.
The Washington Post, Jo Ann Lewis, “Arts As A Statement,” March 3, 1979.
The Washington Star, Benjamin Forgey, “Galleries: High Voltage Intensity in Paintings from the Inner City,” Sunday, May 4, 1979.
Honorarium, M Street: Part I. Howard University, Department of Art, Washington, DC
Voice of America, Arlene Stern, Washington, DC
Individual Grant, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC, 1989, 1979, 1978.
Lois Jones Pierre-Noel Award for Water Color.
Scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. First Place Award for Oil Painting, Skowhegan School. Published (etching) Prints by American Negro Artists.
First Place Award for Painting, Association of Black Art/East.
Four Abstract Artists, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Sylvia Snowden, A Black American Female Painter, University of Sydney Australia Press.
Resource Guide to the Visual Arts of Afro-Americans, South Indiana, 1971.