Abstract Earth Gallery

SculpturePainting & DrawingFiber and Paper

Cynthia Harper

Artist's Statement  ::
This series of drawings is based on the notion of applied landscape. That landscape is not simply how we find it, but how it is manipulated to suit our purposes regardless of its entropic inclination. My personal observations of exterior sites as well as the notion of an ideal setting have influenced this work. The drawings convey that natural conditions do not necessarily define the scenery, but that the lay of the land is a result of augmentation to an environment. -Cynthia Harper

Pieces by Cynthia Harper:

* Some of these artworks may not be for sale.

Biography  ::
Education 1990 MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1987 BFA, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Exhibitions:  ::
Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2005 Visual Arts Center of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario
2001 Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
2000 West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Triangle Gallery, Sinclair College, Dayton, OH
1999 Spaces, Cleveland, OH
University of Tennessee, Murfreesburo, TN
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
1998 Mallin Gallery, Kansas City Artists Col, KC, MO
1997 Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
1996 The Gallery at Stevenson Union, Ashland, OR
University of Denver
1995 International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
The Gallery at Stevenson Union, Ashland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006 On the Horizon, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY
2004 La Jolla Fiber Arts, La Jolla, CA
Artspace, Bloomsburg, PA
2003 Epoque International Festival of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, Korea
Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE
International Sculpture Center, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2002 Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2001 Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
1999-2000 Anchorage Museum of Art, Anchorage, AK

Honors, Awards, & Fellowships

2001 Mesa Arts Center, National Drawing 2001, Jurors Award, Mesa, AZ

Selected Commissions

2002-2005 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
1999-2000 Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Ontario, Canada