Sica

Born in 1932 in New York City, SICA began her artistic career in 1950 while studying at The Art Students League of New York, and later at the Pratt Graphics Workshop, New York. She also traveled extensively, eventually settling in Saigon, Vietnam, as Duy Than's apprentice, then in Athens, Greece, with Emanuel Pilidikis. She bolstered her reputation simultaneously by participating in several international art invitationals and symposiums. Aside from Vietnam and Greece, SICA has lived in England, Spain and Yugoslavia, and her oeuvre reflects an enlightened perspective of the world, its people and its cultures.

SICA's work is in the collections of Le Musée Moderne de la Ville de Paris, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Los Angeles Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Miami Museum of Fine Arts and New York University in addition to many other fine arts institutions and private collections.

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Sica creates compelling images through color and form that capture the spirit of her subjects.  Using mixed media, Sica bonds layers of metallic paper, adding paint and collage.  This complex process results in images with a sculptural sense of volume.  She enhances her work with a strong palette of deep reds, glowing blues, and subtle earth tones.  Sica's extensive travels are reflected in her work, complimenting her abstract forms with imagery.  She is an innovator who combines the lessons of the past with the excitement of the future.

Artist's Statement
My work as an artist stretches back to my childhood visits to the Metropolitan Museum - I went to school on Fifth Avenue across from that treasure chest.
For the rest of my life travel and art have been central - not solely the great museums but the colorful costumes and daily life in every port of the world that I visited and lived in.
The wild Flamenco dance, the Moroccan market rich in color and movement, the silent hills of Istria and the blue green sea. The debt I owe to Greece for their welcome to me and my family and their masked theater. Vietnam with new shapes and color.
In each part of the world my fresh impressions opened vistas in my vision and work. I hope my work will contribute to International understanding of this rich and diverse world.

Sica, Fire Eaters & Acrobates (1994)

mixed media on foil

Casablanca III (1993)

Mixed media on foil, Ed.: 3/10

Casablanca I (1993)

Mixed media on foil, Ed.: 3/10

Casablanca II (1993)

mixed media on foil, Ed.: 3/10

I'll take Manhattan (2006)

mixed media on foil

I'll take Manhattan (2006)

mixed media on foil

I'll take Manhattan (2006)

mixed media on foil

I'll take Manhattan (2006)

mixed media on foil

Woman's right to Shoes I (2009)

mixed media on foil