Normandie Syken is an illustrator from Queens, New York.  She attended the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and earned her BFA in the illustration program at the School of Visual Arts.  Her work has been displayed in galleries and public places such as the SVA Chelsea Gallery and the Forest Hills Gardens Corporation.  Recently her artist’s books, prints and illustrations have been acquired by established collections across the U.S. and the U.K..  Normandie likes to draw from life and her imagination using pen and watercolor as well as experimenting with different printmaking techniques. If you see her around she is probably drawing your portrait in her sketchbook.



  • School of Visual Arts, BFA Illustration 2017, graduated with honors

Collections Include

  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CN

  • The British Library, London, UK

  • Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, NY

  • Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

  • Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

  • Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • Glasgow Women’s Library, Scotland,UK

  • The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Cornwall, UK

  • John M. Flaxman Library, Joan Flasch Artist's Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • School of Visual Arts Library, New York, NY

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

  • The Forest Hills Gardens Corporation, Queens, NY

Awards and Exhibitions

  • The Sawtooth School of Visual Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

  • New Impressions Printmaking Competition

    • Third Place for Relief Printing

  • SVA Art Squad at Creative Bloch Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Poison Apples and Smoking Lamps, BFA Cartooning and Illustration Exhibition, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

  • Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship, School of Visual Arts 2013-2017