As a visual artist, I observe life’s frailties and uncertainties through a lens of personal awareness, curiosity, and experience. I show familiar objects in unfamiliar ways, focusing on themes about violation and the vulnerability of the self that are visible and invisible.
Nested Homegrown Beliefs: Observing incubations of intolerance: Nest building incubations need heat and high humidity to brood. Weaponized ideals of hate deter the ‘unwelcome’ as perceived predators and an invasive species threatening the nest. Camouflaged clues and markings trace visible levels of homegrown predacity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cynthia Kerby is a visual artist, former design professor, jewelry designer, curator, and co-founder of True Ideas, a design studio in Evanston, Illinois. Her visual art has been included in ArtPrize, and shown at the College of Lake County, Art Center Highland Park, Evanston Art Center, Noyes Cultural Arts Center and 1100 Florence Gallery, at Woman Made Gallery and the historic Gunder Mansion in Chicago, at White Bear Center for the Arts in Minnesota and in the Port Townsend Wearable Art Exhibition, at the Center for the Arts at Mission Point, and at the Taubman Center for Design Education, in Detroit.
Cynthia has curated exhibitions at The Westchester Children’s Museum in New York and at Space 900 in Evanston. She was a featured artist in (Re) An Ideas Journal in NY and Tofu Ink Arts Press in CA. She is a recipient of a Ragdale Foundation Artist Residency in Lake Forest, Illinois and earned her MFA in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
© Cynthia Kerby