Cynthia Minet’s sculptures, drawings and installations stem from her interests in scientific and ecological issues. Made from translucent post-consumer plastics and LEDS, her work often prompts viewers to ponder the complicated roles that plastics, consumer culture, and electricity play in our lives. She constructs anatomically accurate life-scale domesticated animals, and intends them as surrogates for humans, presenting human nature via the animal.
Cynthia Minet was born in New Jersey, raised in Rome, Italy, and is based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from San Francisco State University, and a BA from UC Santa Barbara. Currently a professor at Moorpark College in Southern California, she has also taught in Rome, Italy and in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Minet’s artwork has been presented in solo shows in Southern California at USC, UC Riverside, and CSUN, as well as in the Los Angeles International Airport. In addition to group shows nationally, Minet has presented her work internationally in Italy, Israel, Denmark, and Belarus.
Her work is in private and public collections, including the Projectiv Artist’s Museum, Tel Aviv, the Bell Gallery Collection at Brown University, and Special Collections, Otis College of Art and Design.
Features and reviews have appeared on The Discovery Channel(Canada), Wired Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, KCET ArtBound, Artillery Magazine, FORM Magazine, the Anchorage Daily News, RAI Television, (Italy), The Huffington Post and on numerous websites.
Cynthia Minet’s next major project is a commissioned solo installation (Migrations), for the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX, forthcoming in November, 2017. Her next solo museum show in Los Angeles is scheduled for September, 2019 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.