Having picked up her art school studies in midlife, Cynthia now enjoys a well deserved thriving fine art career in Indianapolis, Indiana. She works with handmade paper, painting, printmaking and other media to produce her distinctive expressionistic and figurative artistic pieces.
Cynthia recently received a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, and her work has won acclaim in more than 125 exhibitions in the state of Indiana’s various arenas.
She is one of printmakings primary pioneers, having experimented for over a decade with non-toxic printing and making paper by hand. She employs multi-media approaches at times such as the use of hot wax for a batik effect or combining the abstract with the photographically representational.
Her education includes a Master of Science and a PhD in Physiology, which she put to work in her teaching and medical research. She later obtained a Diploma from the Indianapolis Art Center for Fine Arts and parlayed it into a successful career.
Cynthia is an outgoing and social professional artist who has attained a position of leadership for various groups that further the arts. As a founder and the Chairman of INprint, a group of Cenetral Indiana printmakers, she has been able to effect many positive changes and help disseminate information to like-minded artists. She holds memberships in the Kentucky Watercolor Society, the Indiana Artists Club and the Watercolor Society of Indiana, and has served on their various boards. She also has had a major hand in converting toxic printmaking into non-toxic, for adult and younger students of the subject.
Cynthia is the recipient of many awards for her work, including public recognition for her prints meant to advance ecological causes. She received a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission to produce the suite “Prints of the Indiana Wetlands: An Artist’s View. This is a stunning collection of prints that she hand-pulled, using drawings and photographs she produced onsite in the endangered Wetlands of Indiana. This suite is to tour the state with the idea of educating viewers about the importance of a strong ecosystem.
This artist is prolific and steady in her intent to create beauty with her own particular stylish stamp. Along with her prints of the Wetlands series, she has amassed monotypes, watercolor batik on handmade paper, biologically fascinating etchings, and collage pieces of handmade paper collections. View her work and bio at Cynthia Blasingham.
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