ABOUT THE ARTIST
Aliyah Cydonia was born in 2002 in Dallas, TX. She is currently attending The University of North Texas to achieve her BFA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Painting and Drawing. As a supplement to her education, Cydonia mentors with figurative painter Riley Holloway. She also works as a studio assistant for painter Anna Membrino and an assistant at Erin Cluley Gallery. Cydonia has exhibited works at The MAC, 500X Gallery, SP/N Gallery at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the gallery at Richland DCCCD Campus, and Union Art Gallery at the University of North Texas. She lives and works in Denton, TX.
In my work I am allowed complete control, in what I say, what I want and also keeping in mind the ideas of “Will I somehow find myself in this?”. The way I see it is, what does my subconscious have to say for itself? Inspiration can come from any and everything, my main source for inspiration is talking. I’ll ramble on for hours, allowing myself to get the unfinished thoughts out. I want my art to tell people that they are not alone, in the unknown abyss. I’ve been working with oil painting for a year now, I’m excited to try new mediums throughout the years. Although, for right now oils have been satisfying the itch.