Cynthia Wagner

Artist Statement - I believe fiction is a shortcut to truth. I'm compelled to manufacture fictional vignettes from vintage photographs, digital images, hand marbled paper, bee’s wax/dammar resin (encaustic medium), paint, ink, and other mixed media materials. This allows me to investigate and attempt some understanding of the complex and absurd features of the world we live in. I am especially interested in exploring the socio and physiological aspects of humanity, including issues of gender role and the transitory nature of life. Additionally, I'm fascinated by the similarities in the way that both the human brain and computer technology create fictional worlds. I consider myself a visual narrator telling stories through several artistic mediums. Bio Cynthia is a graduate of Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, holding a BFA in Painting, with minors in Art History and Anthropology as well as an AS in Visual Communications/Photography from Ivy Tech Community College. She spent ten years as a wedding photographer with a specialty in South Asian weddings capturing memories for clients all over the United States before she returned to the studio to engage in painting and mixed media art making. Cynthia is a Colorado born native and currently making art in her studio at the historic Lowe Mill in the beautiful Tennessee Valley city of Huntsville, Alabama. 

 

Education:

BFA Painting, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, with honors, 2006 
Minors in Art History and Anthropology
AAS Ivy Tech Community College, Visual Communications, Photography, 
2001

 

Events:

Visit me in studio #2053 at the United States largest independent center for the arts at the historic Lowe Mill in the beautiful Tennessee Valley city of Huntsville, Alabama.

 

Exhibitions:

Solo/Duo Exhibitions - 
Young Harris College Campus Gate Gallery, Young Harris, GA - On The Edge Of Magic - Duo exhibition with sculptor Darcy Jones - 2019

Wiregrass Museum, Dothan, AL Jan-Mar. 2017

Gadsden Museum of Art- Gadsden, AL – Sept 2016

Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment - "Shades: Vestiges Of An Ephemeral Existence", 2015

Exhibitions/Group Shows - 
Mountain Valley Arts Council, Guntersville, AL, Alabama Women’s Caucus for Art Member Showcase, May - 2019 

Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, Huntsville, AL, UNBOUND - ALWCA Juried Member Exhibition, Maria Spies Juror, Apr-Jun - 2019 

A.I.R Gallery Brooklyn, NY, Bridging the Gap: Postcards of The All Nation of Art, Women’s Caucus for Art Members Perspective Exhibition, Feb-Mar - 2019

Wiregrass Museum of Art, ECHOS – Alabama Women’s Caucus For Art response to works from the permanent collection. Dothan, AL - 2018

Mountain Valley Arts Council, Guntersville, AL July - 2018

Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Museum of Art, LaGrange, GA Feb-April - 2018

Montgomery Museum of Art 
Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama - Nov 2017- Jan 2018

Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
Georgine Clarke Alabama Artist Gallery, REPRESENT - ALWCA Group Exhibition - 2017

University of Northern Alabama - Bearings - Group show - Aug - Sept 2017 - University of Northern, Alabama

Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
Georgine Clarke Alabama Artist Gallery, Encaustic based work, - 2016

ALWCA- Juried Group Show UAH – Intimate Spaces May-June 2016

Annimarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD May-Aug. 2016

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA May-June, 2016

Lowe Mill Miniatures Show, 2015

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