Born: 1961 USA. Raised in Rome, Italy. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS: * indicates solo exhibition)
Window Installation, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)*
Peace on Earth Exhibit, MOAH (Museum of Art and History), Lancaster, CA (forthcoming)

Migrations, (solo) International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas  (forthcoming)*

Ox Pull Along the River, Frogtown Artwork/CURRENT: LA Water Biennial, (commissioned one-night illuminated installation)
Cynthia Minet:Avian, Vita Art Center at the Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA *
Pack Dogs, installation for Gyre:The Plastic Ocean, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University (Feb-April)

Ox Pull Revisited, Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery, California State University, Northridge *
Beast of Burden, USC Fisher Museum of Art, University of Souther California *

Pack Dogs, installation for Gyre: The Plastic Ocean (travelled)
David J. Sencer/CDC Museum, Atlanta, GA, (Jan-June)
USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles, CA. (Sept-Nov)

Pack Dogs, installation for Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum, AK (curator: Julie Decker)
The Elephant, Gensler, Los Angeles (October-March)

Packing (caravan), solo installation, Los Angeles International Airport*
Funded by Los Angeles World Airports/ LA Department of Cultural Affairs

Cynthia Minet’s Unsustainable Creatures, Sculptures of Plastic and Light *
University of CA/ Riverside ARTSblock/Culver Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the City of Riverside Festival of Lights

Unsustainable Creatures III, 24-Hour Gallery, Pasadena, CA*
Unsustainable Creatures II, The Wedge, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA *

Unsustainable Creatures, PØST, (Kamikaze one-night exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA *

Hybrids, SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA *

2017 Eden Roc/Nobu Hotel, with Saatchi Art, special installation in the lobby during Art Basel Miami/Miami Art Week.
2014 Aqua Art Fair, with Coagula Curatorial booth, Miami, Fl (curator: Mat Gleason)
2004 Scope International, New York, SolwayJones booth, New York, NY
2002 The Stray Show, Raid Projects booth, Chicago, IL

Made Out of What,Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
Office Hours,Beta/Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Disappearing Frogs Project, Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
Entangled, The Animal Museum, Los Angeles, CA

In partnership with The Other Toy Story, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Post-Waste, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA (curator: Tracey Weiss)
Dark Nights/LA LIVE, LA LIVE, Los Angeles, CA (one-night only), (curator: Melissa Richardson Banks)
Bird!Muzeuum, Los Angeles, CA  (curator: Mishelle Moross)

MAS Attack, Santa Monica Art Studios, (curator: Max Presneill and others)
Aqua Art Fair, with Coagula Curatorial, Miami, Fl (curator: Mat Gleason)
Luminosity, Pasadena ArtNight 2014, DayOne/LightBringer Project, Pasadena, CA
American Trash, EarthWE Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA (curator: Marina Debris)
Transcending Trash: The Art of Upcycling. Muzeo, Anahem, CA (curator: Matthew Leslie)
LA Luz, Gensler, Los Angeles (curator: Tess Logan)

Arranged Art, Hudson|Linc, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA (curator: Nick Lisica)

Escape from the Landfill, Huntington Beach Art Center, CA (3 person with Joyce Dallal and Olga Lah) (curator: Darlene DeAngelo) 
Space Oddity, SCube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

AIGA ReExtravaganza, (exhibited artist), Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Markers 8: Mapping 2011, ArtLife for the World, Venice, Italy (curator: Doron Polak)

Increments, installation/group show selected by GATE Projects, (Glendale Area Temporary Exhibition), Glendale, CA

Unleash the Beast, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (curators: Milo/McLean)
99cent Ontario, Los Angeles World Airports/Ontario Airport, Ontario, CA (curators: Barry Markowitz and Stu Rapaport)

Souvenir Art Venice 2009, Scala Mata, Collateral Event of the 53rd Biennale of Art, Venice, Italy, (organized by Doron Polak and the International Artists Museum, Israel )

Animal Magnetism, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA (curator: Mat Gleason)
Reaching Out, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA

W.O.P., The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA (curator John O’Brien)
HAUS/Guests, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA (curator: Nena Amsler)
PillowTalk, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (curator: Merylyn McCorkle)

With Strings Attached, Ruby Green Art Center, Nashville, Tennessee (curator: Leslie Kneisel)
Labirinti, Biennale Di Arte Tessile Contemporanea III, Archaeological Museum of Amelia, Umbria, Italy (curator: John O’Brien)
From America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus (curator: Mela Marsh)

double take, the Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA  (co-curators John O’Brien/Cynthia Minet)
Making Art, Atrium Lobby, Hall of Administration, County Government Center, Ventura, CA
Glass Sky, Celluloid Moon, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, CA

Shelter/Miklat/Maljaa’  an international exchange exhibition: co-organized by Cynthia Minet and Jill D’Agnenica
The Brewery project, Los Angeles, CA (March)
Limbus Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (November)
The New Gallery, Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem, Israel (October)

2+2, Gallery 2211_SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA
OutAuction 2002, Butterfield’s, Los Angeles, CA
City of Angels/Gates of Hell, Advocate Gallery/Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, CA

Mapping, Works/San Jose, CA  (curated by Jennifer Starkweather)
Spazi di Pace/Art for Peace, International Exchange Exhibition (co-organized by Cynthia Minet and Jill D’Agnenica , Ricki Puch and Secondo Sannipoli) 
Coagula Projects/I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Projective-Artists Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Spazi di Pace/Art for Peace, Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio, Italy (2000)

Peace Fountain, Collaborative Public Art Piece with Jill D’Agnenica and Matthew Chase-Daniel, sponsored by the Gubbio Arts Council, Gubbio, Italy Psych 2000, POST, Los Angeles, CA
Apron Strings: Ties to Identity, El Camino Community College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA
Extreme, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
OK To Touch, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Curbed/Miami, Best of Art Basel Miami Week, front page photo., Dec 11
Vankin, Deborah. "The Museum Director Will See You Now..", Los Angeles Times, Dec 7
Davis, Genie. “The Grand Opening of the Animal Museum”, Art and Cake, Jan. 5

DRAIN: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture , Junk Ocean (Vol:12:2)
Cynthia Minet: Oceans of Junk (art project) editors: Celina Jeffery and Ian Buchanan
Davis, Genie, “Post Waste at South Bay Contemporary: Nothing Wasted”, Art and Cake, September 21

Zellen, Jody. “Cynthia Minet at the USC Fisher Museum of Art, ARTILLERY MAGAZINE, November_2015 Reviews
MEMORY AND DREAM, 2015. The Album of the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale (catalog)Foreign Languages Press
Camli, Selim. “Beast of Burden at USC Fisher Museum”, Based/Istanbul, Sept, Vol.1
Cynthia Minet: Beast of Burden, Nela Art News (review, front page) 6 Sept
Powers, Summer. “Past, Present and Futuristic: 3 Recycling Artists in Los Angeles (Noah Purifoy, Marina DeBris, Cynthia Minet) The Culture Trip, Summer 2015
Campodonico, Christina, The Beauty of Awareness: Artists shape plastic ocean debris into visual messages, The Argonaut, Sept 16
Fallon, Clare. “Stunning Art Exhibition Captures the World of Plastic Trash, The Huffington Post, September
Stafford, Jeff. "Artists Sound the Environmental Alarm in "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean",, Feb l8
Willer-Allred, Michelle. "Of Bards and Beasts: Moorpark School Hosts Hybrid Art Event", Ventura County Star, Apr 16

Chang, Richard. "Museum Showcases Trash as Art”, OC Register, May 28
Discovery Channel Canada, feature on Daily Planet's Weird Planet (March 21, 2014)
Kehe, Jason. "Beautiful Glow-in-the-Dark Critters Born From Dumpster Diving", Wired Magazine (online) Feb 13
Martinez, Francisco. “Pack Dogs, Manada de Perros”, Catalogodiseno, (online), based in Santiago, Chile. Mar 5
Estes, Adam Clark. "These Glowing Dogs are Made From Rubbish Pulled From the Ocean", Gizmodo (UK), Feb 16
NOAA's Response and Restoration Blog, "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibit puts ocean trash on display in Alaska", Feb 21
Dunham, Mike. "Museum exhibit explores pollution as art". Anchorage Daily News, January 31

Bingham, Lisa. "Taking Flight: Cynthia Minet on Art in Airports", FORM Magazine Web Extra, Dec 9
Jao, Carren. "Animal sculptures at LAX shed light on household trash", Los Angeles Times , July 27

Solis, Jaime. "Unsustainable Creatures", Inland Empire Weekly, December 27
Barton, Dave. "Excavating America's Future With 'Escape from the Landfill'", OC Weekly. August 2, 2012
Senn, Evan. "Escape from the Landfill, Cultural Sanctuary in Surf City", KCET Artbound, July 13, 2012

Daichendt, Gary James. “Creatures of the Night are Wildly Fun, and Political”, Pasadena Star News, Nov 22
Rosoff, Libby. “Seduction, revulsion in L.A.–Studio Visit with Cynthia Minet”. theARTblog, June 22
Celada, Luca. TG1 Focus: Mostre e Eventi, RAI Television, April 19

Maddox, David. ”With Strings Attached”, Ruby Green, Nashville, Numbers: 58, Winter 2007

Myers, Holly. “Hunger Meets Mere Consumption”, Los Angeles Times, April 22, E2


Artist interview, Modern Art Blitz, with Mat Gleason, Los Angeles, CA
Sabbatical Leave Award, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA (academic year 2017-2018)

Panelist, Gyre:The Plastic Ocean, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University, CA

Artist Selection for the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, The National Museum, Beijing, China
Guest Lecturer, Eco Art Summer Course, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Presenter, Bards and Beasts, (collaborative art and poetry), Walnut Canyon Elementary School, Moorpark, CA
Co-Organizer (with Erika Lizee) of panel discussion for the Year of Myth and Reality, Moorpark College, CA

Recipient of Pasadena ArtNight Minigrant, sponsored by LightBringer Project/DayOne, Pasadena, CA
Selected for Pre-Qualified Artist Pool, Metro Art, LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Organizer/Curator of Planet: An Ecological Symposium and Exhibition, Moorpark College, CA
Artist Lecture: Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum, AK

Panelist, in conversation with Peter Frank and "Space Oddity" artists, SCube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Panelist, in conversation with Sue Carpenter, OC Register, and other artists in "Escape from the Landfill": Joyce Dallal and Olga Lah
Workshop facilitator, "Re-using Trash", with kids' summer camp at Huntington Beach Art Center in conjunction with "Escape from the Landfill", Huntington Beach Art Center, CA

Artist’s Residency, International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard, Denmark
Master Artist for Ventura County Award, Focus on the Masters 2008, archive and lecture

Artist’s Residency, Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands


2000-  present
Professor, Studio Art, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA     
Teaching Fellow, Foothill Consortium/Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico                       
Professor, Studio Art and Art History, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA             
Visiting Professor, Sculpture, Tyler School of Art/ Temple University Abroad, Rome, Italy 

1987    MFA, San Francisco State University
1983    BA,   University of California, Santa Barbara
1981    Tyler School of Art/Temple University Abroad in Rome, Italy