Sylwia discovered her love for makeup while studying graphic design, photography, and painting at the Gdansk Fine Arts Academy in her native Poland. While still in school, she began working with advertising photographers and fashion designers, and very quickly discovered a desire to turn her talent and focus from the canvas to the face. After earning her MFA, Sylwia’s love for fashion and art, coupled with her passion for makeup and beauty photography, led her to New York City in 2000. Since then, Sylwia’s work has been seen on the pages of Vogue, Marie-Claire, Elle, Zink, Vestal and Lucire magazines.
She has also participated in some of the industry's leading fashion shows,like DKNY,William Rast, Oscar De La Renta,Marc by Marc Jacobs,Custo Barcelona,Tracey Reese and Alexandre Herchcovitch.
Sylwia draws inspiration from nature, music, and the art world in general. She is especially intrigued by the portraits of the Old Masters. Sylwia has an amazingly delicate touch and works with an almost impossible precision. She applies color gently, enhancing the individual beauty of whatever face she touches. What separates Sylwia from her peers is her unparalleled ability to create not only very clean and minimal looks, but incredibly dramatic and theatrical looks as well. She understands the transformative quality of makeup in its entire spectrum of incarnations, and in each new work she creates, she seamlessly incorporates the worlds of beauty, art, and fashion.
In addition to working as a makeup artist, Sylwia is an accomplished painter, photographer, and mixed-media artist.
Sylwia is currently based in Europe.