Cynthia King, although having worked in a variety of mediums, currently works in the simplest of mediums, black ink on a white ground, to create intricately detailed representational works of art. She creates fine lines and weaves them into an often familiar yet complex vision of reality.
Familiar shapes are drawn, scratched off, and then reworked on clayboard numerous times until Cynthia is satisfied with the resulting image. Often parts of the image remain unanchored and unfinished leaving the viewer to fill in the negative spaces. Cynthia focuses on the details in life, capturing and revealing them. The subject matter of pieces varies from traditional landscape scenes to unexpected still lifes created by the tides washing seaweed debris on to the shore.
Cynthia’s work can be found in both private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in Wakayama, Japan; the Museum of History and Religion, Lviv, Ukraine; Union Bank, in the high desert; the W. M. Keck family collection, and the Heath family collection.
Cynthia King attended U.C.L.A., majored in painting, and graduated with a B.A. in art. Cynthia later earned her Master of Arts degree in painting at California State University, Northridge. She has taught art in both college and high school setting and remains interested in the way that people process, record, and organize visual information.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Cynthia King grew up in Monterey Park, just outside of Los Angeles and now calls Palm Springs home.