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Cynthia Ona Innis
updated: 05/18/2013
website: www.cynthiaonainnis.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Shine
Elastic
Slit
Flash
Catchlight
Headlands Dusk
Dusks
Toucher
Rein
Hush Hush
Even Tide
Sunset
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, collage, feminist, gender/sexuality, nature, organic, erotic, memory, landscape
 
 
Shine by Cynthia Ona Innis
Shine
Acrylic, ink and fabric on canvas
2013
16 " x  18 "  x 1.5 " 
Elastic by Cynthia Ona Innis
Elastic
Ink and fabric on paper
2011
15 " x  12.5 " 
Slit by Cynthia Ona Innis
Slit
Acrylic, ink and fabric on Yupo paper
2013
11 " x  13118.5 " 
Flash by Cynthia Ona Innis
Flash
Ink, acrylic and satin fabric on canvas
2013
48 " x  60 "  x 2 " 
Catchlight by Cynthia Ona Innis
Catchlight
Acrylic, ink and satin fabric on wood panel
2013
11 " x  141 14 "  x 1.5 " 
Headlands Dusk by Cynthia Ona Innis
Headlands Dusk
Acrylic, ink and fabric on wood panel
2013
48" x  60"  x 1.5" 
Dusks by Cynthia Ona Innis
Dusks
Acrylic, ink and fabric on wood panel
2013
14 " x  18 "  x 2 " 
Toucher by Cynthia Ona Innis
Toucher
Ink and acrylic on Yupo paper
2013
12 " x  10 " 
Rein by Cynthia Ona Innis
Rein
Ink, acrylic and satin fabric on wood panel
2012
9 " x  12 "  x 1.5 " 
Hush Hush by Cynthia Ona Innis
Hush Hush
Ink, acrylic and satin fabric on wood panel
2012
9 " x  12 "  x 1 " 
Even Tide by Cynthia Ona Innis
Even Tide
Ink, acrylic and satin fabric on paper
2012
11.5 " x  17.5 "  x 1 " 
Sunset by Cynthia Ona Innis
Sunset
Acrylic, ink and fabric on wood panel
2013
16" x  20"  x 2" 

Artist Statement
This past fall Innis became an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in the Golden Gate National Park just north of San Francisco. Set within an old military building on a hill and adjacent to a restored missile site, her studio overlooks the ocean and sublime environment of rolling hills and majestic valleys. The new work continues to be a study of forms under transformation, exploring exchanges that are seen and unseen to the eye and exposing moments when one thing becomes another. The subject specifically relates to the changing notions of light in the course of a 24 hour period. Time, movement and observations of the effects of light on the eye are explored within the range of weather patterns ranging from extremely bright coastal days to dense fog and pitch-black nights. The interference of light seen on objects and through the camera lens becomes the focus and is visually recreated using a variety of collaged information such as satin, silk and reflective metallic fabrics layered with ink and acrylic paint on canvas, wood panel and paper. In contrast to the layering of materials, there are tightly drawn areas of patterns, overlapping honey comb-like networks made from observations of light and the dust and pollution left in its path between the eye/camera and the natural/artificial light source. The work takes on a landscape format with a narrative created by a combination of drawing, painting and overall relationship of fabrics.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Shine  Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010, 2008, 2006 Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 PS122 Classroom Project Space, NY, NY

Group Exhibitions

2012     Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists Shick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2011  CaliforNoyers La Porte Peinte Centre for the Arts, Noyers Sur Serein, France

2009 Political Draw  Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles,CA    On View:New Work from Kala  Kala Gallery, Berkeley,CA

2008    Out of Order PLAySPACE Gallery, CCA, San Francisco,CA

2007 Cultivating Creativity  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF.

Grounded? Southern Exposure Gallery, SF, CA

2006 Conversation 3: Globus and Innis SF Arts Commission Gallery, SF,CA.
Close Calls: 2006 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2005 Mayhem Southern Exposure Gallery, SF, CA.
2004 Hidden Treasures Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA

Education
MFA , MGSA, Rutgers University
BA, UC Berkeley

Awards

2012-2013 Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Program

2012 Residency and Exhibition, La Porte Peinte Centre for the Arts, Noyers Sur Serein, France

2006 SF Arts Commission Honorarium, CA

2005 James D. Phelan Award in Printmaking, CA

MacDowell Colony Residency, NH

2003 Kala Fellowship Residency, CA

Collections Include
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Jose Museum of Art
Berkeley Art Museum
Microsoft Art Collection                                                                 Collection of JCrew                                          

Collection of the Art in Embassies Program, US State Dept.

Bibliography

2010

New American Paintings 15th Anniversary Edition. Open Studios Press.

2008

Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2008, "Immersed in an Artist Vision", Innis at Walter Maciel Gallery" By Holly Myers.      

Saatchi's Daily Magazine, April 2008, "Emma Gray's Top LA Ten Picks" by Emma Gray


2006
ArtReview, August 2006, “Cynthia Ona Innis at the Walter Maciel Gallery” by Catherine Taft.
Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2006, “They’re Subtle yet Absorbing: Cynthia Ona Innis at Walter Maciel Gallery”, by Holly Myers.
Stretcher. Org, May 2006, “Conversations 3, Amy Globus and Cynthia Ona Innis” by Veronica Kavass.

2001 New American Painting
, Volume 37. Open Studios Press.