cynthia ann miro
about the artist
Cynthia started her arts exploration at Kansas City Art Institute where she studied painting and printmaking. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, in Management Information Systems from University of Texas at Dallas. In May 2016, Cynthia graduated with her Master of Fine Art in Art & Technology also from University of Texas at Dallas.
Cynthia is a socially engaged artist who is passionate about preserving diversity in Dallas. She has collaborated with Rick Lowe on Trans.lation, a Nasher Xchange project located in Vickery Meadow. She began by developing relationships and workshops that serve the needs of the multicultural community in Vickery Meadow who are threatened by gentrification. She continues this work with Carol Zou, assisting with supply acquisitions and community engagement.
On campus at UTD, Cynthia is known for Arms Around the Art Barn, an initiative to save one of the last examples of tin roof architecture in the Dallas area. This project culminated in a full scale installation of sweaters that encircled the entire perimeter of the structure in a warm fuzzy hug. UTD's Visual Arts building received a 'stay of execution' and continues to be enjoyed by students, alumni and the DFW metroplex.
An exploratory look at textures, colors and motion by means of aleatoric processes - the incorporation of chance into the process of creation. The root of such creation is often a series of images that randomly populate a photostream with a subconscious emotional reference. In some cases this occurs when I am drawn to, obsessed, or fascinated by the way something looks. The process usually results in representational abstraction which can be similar to exploring the unseen familiar in unexpected connections that occur. By ignoring objective truths and global cultural narratives, I formalize the coincidental and emphasize the conscious process of composition behind seemingly random works. The private thought processes are subjective and unfiltered as references to dream worlds that are continually unfolding.