Syra studied art at Hammersmith College of Art London before moving to Ireland in 1977. Her work has been exhibited in Ireland ,England and America and is represented internationally in public, corporate and private collections.
Syra has lived on the beautiful Maharee Peninsula in County Kerry for 26 years with luthier husband Chris Larkin.
1970 Award winner@ Images of Bankside Exhibition. Globe Playhouse, London.
1972 The Stowells Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London.
1979 The EVA Limerick.
1982 SADE Cork.
1985, 1986 Solomon Gallery Dublin.
1986 Joint exhibition @ Siamsa Tire with Killarney artist Dermot McCarthy
1989 Frank Lewis Gallery Killarney.
1990 The 91st Pastel Society Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London.
1991 Aisling Gallery Boston, USA.
1991 Solo Show. Siamsa Tire, Tralee.
1992 Kerry Artists. Irish Life Centre, Dublin.
1992 South West Artists. Wellspring Gallery, Tralee.
1992 Feile na Casca Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile na Fheirtearaigh.
1992 Tigin Barn Dingle.
1992 RHA Annual Exhibition. Dublin.
1992 Featured Artist, Writers Week Listowel.
1992 Western Artist. Open submission, Shannon Airport.
1993 Samblaiocht Chiarrai. Open submission, Siamsa Tire, Tralee.
1993 Looking Out, Seeing In. Solo Exhibition, Vanguard Gallery, Macroom.
1994 Back On Our Heads. Joint exhibition paintings & musical instruments Syra and Chris Larkin, Green Lane Gallery.
1995 Figurative Exhibition. The Brock Gallery, Dublin.
1997 Milton Art Museum Milton Boston U.S.A. Group Exhibition of Contemporary Irish Art.
1997 Cuige Chiarrai. Siamsa Tire Kerry 5 Figurative Exhibition
1998 Lyrical Orientations. Group Show Beatrice Royal, Hampshire England.
1998 Group Show. Blackcombe Gallery, Cork.
1998 Solo Show St John's Heritage Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
1999 Solo Show Siamsa Tire. Theatre and Art Centre.
2000 Siamsa Tire Poster Commission.
2000 Art Ireland Art Fair.
2001 Art Ireland Art Fair.
2002 Art Ireland Art Fair.
2002 Group Show. Body & Soul Exhibition . Brendan Kennelly Summer Festival
2003 One Woman Show at BCN Art Directe. Barcelona.
2004 Scoip . Open Submission Siamsa Tire
2004 Art Ireland.Art Fair
2005 Syra will be exhibiting in the Cat and the Moon Gallery. Sligo