CYNTHIA CRUZ

Born in Miami, FL

Lives and works in London and Miami

 

EDUCATION

MFA at Goldsmiths University of London, UK

BFA at New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Solo and 2 person shows

2019

Faces Faeces,Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London, UK

2015

The Girl Who Ate All Her Hair, Goldsmiths studio award show ACME project space, Judges David Batchelor, Adriana Paice, Richard Noble and Jonathan Harvey, London, UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

(upcoming) Imago Mundi, Benetton Collection curated by Pernilla Holmes, London, UK

2018

Art on a postcard auction, Hepatitis C Trust, London, UK

The Strangeness Will Wear Off (Art Basel 2018), David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Fl

Summer Hots, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Interior fiction (curated by Julia Alexander Bates), The vast lab, Los Angeles, CA

SSFX Space sounds film screening, (GROK), Queen Mary University, London UK

2017

NSWA Alumni Art Auction, Faena Forum, Miami, FL

Electric Spectra, (GROK), ASC Gallery, London UK

Domain of Sensible Knowledge, ASC Gallery, London UK

Eye Catcher Big Screen Southend (GROK), Focal Point Gallery, London, UK

2016

Griffin Art Prize, Griffin Gallery curated by Judges Becca Pelly-Fry, Vicky Wright, Rebecca Lewin and Jenny Lindén Urnes, London, UK

Myth Material curated by Cynthia Cruz and Stephanie Moran, TAP (Temporary Arts Project), Southend, UK

 

2015

Liminal Space Residency, Temporary Arts Project, Southend, UK

Transmetric, Lewisham Art House, London, UK

Slideluck Miami II Curated by José Carlos Diaz, Bass Museum, Miami, FL

2014

Goldsmiths MFA Show, Goldsmiths University, London, UK

2013

Shortlisted (1st round) Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, UK

2012

Situation Range, Legal Art, Miami, FL

2011

Art Basel, Casa Lin, Miami, FL

Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, FL

Smash and Grab Fundraiser, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

Mission Impossible, Little River Yacht Club, Miami, FL

80 Inches of Art, NWSA Alumni Art Auction, Sagamore Hotel, Miami, FL

Abe's Penny, Artseen, Miami, FL

Collections (The End), BFI, Miami, FL

2010

Art Basel, Walgreens Window commissioned by the Bass Museum, Miami, FL

Art Basel, Casa Lin, Curated by Fred Snitzer, Miami, FL

Smash and Grab Fundraiser, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

2009

Art Basel, Casa Lin, Miami, FL

Bindings, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Smash and Grab Fundraiser, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

Optic Nerve, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Drawings and Paintings, Artseen, Miami, FL

Arte Americas, Miami, FLScreenings (Experimental Films), Artseen, Miami, FL

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Workshops

2016

​Whitechapel Gallery, Digital painting Workshop, London, UK

Curatorial

2017

Domain of Sensible Knowledge curated by Cynthia Cruz and Stephanie Moran, ASC Gallery, London UK

Electric Spectra curated by Cynthia Cruz and Stephanie Moran, ASC Gallery, London UK

2016

​Myth Material curated by Cynthia Cruz and Stephanie Moran, TAP (Temporary

Arts Project), Southend, UK

​Myth Material Artist talks with artist Alastair MackInven and writer Josephine

Berry, Southend, UK

Collaborations       

GROK (on going collaboration with musician Simon Howlett from thenoisebeforewesleep)

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2014 - 2015       Acme Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award

2009 - 2010       Douglas Turner Grant

2009 - 2010       New World School of the Arts Honors Program

2006 - 2009       New World School of the Arts Scholarship

2005 - 2006       Frances Wolfson Scholarship

 

Selected Bibliography

Benson, Louise. "Monsters and Aliens Roam Free in the Sci Fi World of Cynthia Cruz". Elephant.art, February 19, 2019

Preece, Robert. "London Calling? Exploring the overseas MFA option - A conversation with Cynthia Cruz". artdesigncafe.com,Sept 17, 2018

Laugh Magazine, (issue 3), laugh-magazine.com,2017

Floor Magazine, floorrmagazine.com, February 09, 2017

Mothes, Kate. young-space.com, January 06, 2017

Clarendon, Emma. “REVIEW: Griffin Art Prize Exhibition, Griffin Gallery” Lovelondonloveculture.com, Nov 24,2016

Brewer, Jenny. “Griffin Art Prize shortlist reveals a female-heavy line-up of emerging contemporary artists” Itsnicethat.com, Oct 10, 2016

Warren, Caitlin. “Women take the lead in the Griffin Art Prize shortlist” Spindlemagazine.com, Oct 10, 2016

Hutchinson, Jack. “The week’s top exhibitions” a-n.co.uk, Nov 9, 2015

Maraffio,Costanza. “ Art and Provocation: Intellectual Stimulation or Bad Taste?” Thevoiceoflondon.co.uk, Nov 06, 2015

Folgar, Abel. “Artist Cynthia Cruz takes on Silver Hollow’s Four” Tuffgnarl.com, April 21, 2014