Sylvia Nowak is a Toronto-based artist, activist and scholar, who often (but not always) works with found materials. Her formal background began in still photography but has shifted to include video and digital media. She holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University and is a first-year PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. 

Her MFA thesis film, 206 Carlton screened at CineCycle on June 13th, 2018. 

She is a research assistant for the Alternative Toronto project, a community archive and historical map of Toronto’s alternative cultures, scenes and spaces of the 1980s and early 1990s.