Influenced by her surroundings in Austin, Texas and abroad in Rome and Pompeii, Yeager's paintings express a visual balance between structured form and chaos imbued with concepts reflecting her relationship with the natural and man-made world.
Sydney Yeager has received numerous grants and awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, and Artist’s Books in 1996; the Grumbacher Award; and was a recipient of the Cultural Arts Grant awarded by the City of Austin Arts Commission. Ms. Yeager’s exhibitions include: Women and Their Work, Austin, Texas; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas; and the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas. Her paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; American Airlines, Austin, Texas; the Barrett Collection, Dallas, Texas; the W Hotel, Neiman Marcus, and the Belo Collection, Dallas, Texas. Ms. Yeager also was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2005, and received an Austin Fairchild Art Foundation Award in 2002.