"Craig uses mixed media, combining painting with 1950's wallpapers. Narratives of infidelity, domestic burnout and invisibility are told through a kind of gallows humor; improbably or humorous circumstances that sometimes become surreal. 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 and Art on Paper. Her art was showcased on KNBC news depicting the emotional challenges of isolation during Covid19. (Link below).
Cindy currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, son and dog "Bo".