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"Cindy Craig incorporates unconventional media into her paintings by using 1950's wallpapers-richly patterned passages of pizazz with a playful optical energy that nevertheless evokes a cultural era of extreme patriarchy and absurd demands for a submissive domestic perfection.  Craig portrays women as distraught housewives, objectified and isolated in a decorative prison, amplifying their discontent through scenic narratives of infidelity, burnout and loneliness with inflections of gallows humor"

-Shayna Nys Dambrot, Art Critic, Los Angeles, CA

"Surprising us with unexpected, playful combinations of materials she delivers an almost searing feminist message beneath a pretty, sometimes silly exterior.  Craig points to the difference between a self that is presented, and the self that is kept behind closed doors".

-Laura Malone, Oakland, CA

 

"The darkly humorous collage paintings of Cindy Craig are absolutely brilliant. Created as a form of Covid catharsis, Craig has hit on a goldmine of hilarious expressions of quiet desperation.  Also, there's cake. What more could a girl ask for?"

-Kim Power, Power Art Projects, New York

 

Craig’s work “whispers of our social and collective absorption, even fixation with the idealized, fabricated worlds that have become for many, more real and desired than reality itself.”- Leslie Jones, Ph.D, Art on Paper Magazine

 

A native of the San Francisco Bay area and a graduate of UCLA, Cindy's art reflects the world around her. From insatiable consumerism to desperate isolation, she explores the psychology of coping with modern day life.  

 

Cindy is a multidisciplinary artist who works with watercolor, acrylic, collage and photography.   She has exhibited her work nationally at museums and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.  Her work has been featured in “I WANT Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art” at the Hudson River Museum, “Greetings From the American Dream” at the Riverside Art Museum, “Liquid Los Angeles: Currents of Contemporary Watercolor ” at the Pasadena Museum of Art and the "National Biennial Watercolor Invitational" at the Parkland Art Gallery in Chicago.  

Cindy's work has appeared in publications including Studio Visit Magazine, New American Paintings 2021, The New York Sun, Harper's, ArtWeek, American Art Collector, and Art on Paper. Her art was showcased on KNBC news depicting the emotional challenges of isolation during Covid19.

 

Cindy currently resides in Los Angeles. When she is not lying around on ironing boards, she likes to cook, garden, mountain hike and play with her son and dog "Bo". 

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