Minnetrista, MN, United States
About Cynthia Dickinson
1987-1993 Studied at the University of MN, Minneapolis. Fine Arts. Cast metal and welded sculpture, photography and performance art. Exhibited locally in various shows including trade show on cast iron with Smith Foundry. Taught as a student instructor at U of Mn and Guest Instructor, Oxbow, Art Institute of Chicago 1992 and 1993. 1991-1993 Co-chair. "Women Fire and Iron" conference. Minneapolis, U of MN Art Dept, Minneapolis, MN. 3 day conference featuring Judith Shea and Phoebe Adams as guest speakers. 1993-present Food arts. Chef. Gotta make the rent and I have with some of the best chefs in town. And a night at Charlie Trotters as guest chef. Beyond memorable. Over the top food, presentation, kitchen staff. Mentors include Dean Harris, Lenny Russo, Mike Sneen, Rick Enrico. When asked to describe myself as a photographer and explain my process I told another photographer I liken myself to a gunslinger. Shoot fast, a lot and worry about it later because I edit work for a long time. Sit with it. Experiment with as many resources as possible. Some days, the process is a gift and works out immediately. Sometimes I work on an image for six months. Easily I can say I work it till its "right". And right is that internal knowing that the image is spirit and comes from that universal well of creativity. Currently I am working with a consultant from Artlink on a project in Dubai supplying photographs for a new 5-star hotel. Artlink represents me, in Tel Aviv, as a fine art photographer. I am also engaged in a series of work "crimes passions consequences". Images inspired by love romance passion and the titles inspired from literature, lyrics and films I've loved. The second project is a collaboration with John Poole, artist-in-residence at Smith Foundry in Minneapolis. We are working on combining images and cast iron sculptures. Photographer (including travel) for Global Horizons for Women. shoot from the hip is located on Island Park in Minnetrista, MN. My work is for sale on two websites. Fine art photographs can be found at Saatchi Online http://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/169192 landscapes and traditional photography is located on Fine Art America http://cynthia-dickinson.artistwebsites.com/ my portfolio can be found at www.cynthiadickinson.com
1987-1993 Studied at the University of MN, Minneapolis. Fine Arts. Cast iron and bronze sculpture and photography. Exhibited locally in various shows including trade show on cast iron with Smith Foundry.
1990-1993 Undergraduate teaching assistant. University of MN, Foundry, Minneapolis, MN
Workshops/Webinars on Creative Live:
2014 Post-processing for Landscape and Outdoor Photographers with Ben Willmore
2014 Nature and Landscape Photography with John Greenbro
2014 Creative Wow Series with Jack Davis
2014 Master the Business of Photography with Sal Cincotta
2014 How to Use a Wacom Tablet with Dave Cross
2014 The Art of Seeing with Frans Lanting
2014 Photoshop Compositing: Essential Techniques with Aaron Nace
2014 Real World Lighting Advanced Techniques with Scott Robert Limm
2014 Photoshop Advanced Masking with Ben Willmore
2014 Fine Art Compositing with Brooke Shaden
2014 Advanced Photoshop Techniques with Dave Cross
2015 Fulfill Your Creative Purpose with Ann Rea
2015 Landscape Photography with Art Wolfe
2015 Photoshop Week on Creative Live with various presenters/photographers
2014 Simple Business Plans for Artists, Springboard for the Arts, St. Paul, MN
2014 Finances for Artists, Springboard for the Arts, St. Paul, MN
2015 Highway 12 Road Trip-Photography Workshop. From Minneapolis to Lily, SD with Howard Christopherson, Sid Kaplan, Will Agar and Tom Kumpf. Sponsored by Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
2014 – present Photographer for Global Horizons for Women, Minneapolis, MN
2014 to present Represented by Artlinks:we art the world, New York, London and Tel Aviv
Represented in Berne, Switzerland by 5 Pieces Gallery
Currently working with an art consultant from Tel Aviv on a project requiring photographs for a 5 star hotel being built in Dubai.
Represented by Artlinks, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2014 Photographer (including travel) for Global Horizons for Women
Collections owned by Terri Buhrer, Joseph Duba and Paul Jeffrey.
Saatchi Online Black and White Collection
Saatchi Online Black and White Collection
2016 Women's Club
2015 Benchmark Gallery Solo Exhibition
2014 Saatchi Online Black and White Collection
2013 Saatchi Online Black and White Collection
2013 Great Lakes Water Exhibition
2012 Grace Exhibition
2010 Going Postal Exhibition
1993-2014 Food art
1993 Visiting artist. Foundry. Chicago Art Institute
1992 Visiting artist. Foundry. Chicago Art Institute
1992 Visiting artist. Foundry. Oxbow, Chicago Art Institue
1992 Visiting artist. Iron Pour. St Paul College
1992 Public art pour. St. Paul, MN
1991 Visiting artist. Aluminum pour. Duluth Art Institute
1991 Artist Assistant. Revival Field. Mel Chin. St. Paul, MN
1987-1993 numerous local exhibitions of cast iron and bronze.