Born in 1958, Lucy Slivinski currently lives in Chicago, Illinois and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Northern Illinois University.
“I live in the collaborative space of ideas, conception and construction. My process with materials is focused on found objects integrated into conceptual art making, inspiring me by all connections and contributions. My work is the investigation of connectivity. I am both humbled and amazed at the regenerative power of life — Through recycling, we have blessed opportunities to reshape things that are perceived as decay, into replenished mysteries of beauty.” Slivinski explains in her artist statement.
With a creative eye for materials that people overlook she has managed to book an extensive resume. In 2009, Slivinski had a one-woman show at Flatfile Galleries in Chicago, Illinois, entitled “Inspired Terrain, In the Land of Love There is No Garbage.” She’s exhibited solo at Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York City. She also participated in the Novart Festival, with “Chicago Art is NOW” in Bordeaux, France where she created a performance sculpture at the Musée d’Art Contemporain. She has exhibited several site-specific installations in Chicago at Art Park, NY Longwood University, VA and in Columbus, Indiana.
Slivinski has work in many private and public collections such as The Longhouse Collection in New York, the city of Chicago, the city of Bolingbrook, Illinois and the city of St. Cloud, Minnesota.
In 2012, Slivinski participated as the principle installation artist for the “Elevation Project” at the Roche Palmer in Bordeaux, France. In 2010, Lucy completed “Silversurf Gate,” a public installation commissioned by the Chicago Park District located at the Logan Skate Park. She also had a one-woman exhibition entitled, “Inspired Terrains, Celestial Light in a Forest of Love” at the Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, PA.