Born: USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION:
Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara
Tyler School of Art/Temple University Abroad in Rome, Italy
Scuola Libera del Nudo, Rome, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS:
2017

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

2016
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 (solo)
Pack Dogs, installation for Gyre:The Plastic Ocean, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University (Feb-April)

2015
Ox Pull Revisited, Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery, California State University, Northridge (solo)
Beast of Burden, USC Fisher Museum of Art, University of Souther California (solo)

Pack Dogs, installation for Gyre: The Plastic Ocean
David J. Sencer/CDC Museum, Atlanta, GA, (Jan-June)
USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles, CA. (Sept-Nov)
(Installation within a large group exhibit with 25 artists including Mark Dion, Pam Longobardi, Alexis Rockman, Andy Hughes, Dianna Cohen and others)

2014
Pack Dogs, installation for Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum, AK (curator: Julie Decker)
The Elephant, Gensler, Los Angeles (October-March)

2013
Packing (caravan), solo installation, Los Angeles International Airport
Funded by Los Angeles World Airports/ LA Department of Cultural Affairs

2012
Cynthia Minet’s Unsustainable Creatures, Sculptures of Plastic and Light  (solo)
University of CA/ Riverside ARTSblock/Culver Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the City of Riverside Festival of Lights

2010
Unsustainable Creatures III, (solo) 24-Hour Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Unsustainable Creatures II, (solo) The Wedge Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA 

2009
Unsustainable Creatures, (solo) PØST, (Kamikaze one-night exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA 

2005
Hybrids, (solo) SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016
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)

2014 
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)

2013
Arranged Art, Hudson|Linc, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA (curator: Nick Lisica)

2012
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 

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

2010-11
Increments, installation/group show selected by GATE Projects, (Glendale Area Temporary Exhibition), Glendale, CA

2010
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)

2009
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 )

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS:

2016

Cynthia Minet:Oceans of Junk (art project)
DRAIN MAGAZINE, JUNK OCEAN, volume 13:1 2016
edited by Celina Jeffery and Ian Buchanan

2015

Cynthia Minet at the USC Fisher Museum of Art
ARTILLERY MAGAZINE
J
ody Zellen, November_2015 Reviews


MEMORY AND DREAM, 2015
The Album of the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale (catalog)

Foreign Languages Press

Cynthia Minet: Beast of Burden Nela Art News (review, front page) 
6 Sept 2015

Past, Present and Futuristic: 3 Recycling Artists in Los Angeles (Noah Purifoy, Marina DeBris, Cynthia Minet)
Summer Powers, The Culture Trip, summer 2015
http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/past-present-and-futuristic-three-recycling-artists-in-los-angeles/

The Beauty of Awareness: Artists shape plastic ocean debris into visual messages
Christina Campodonico, The Argonaut, Sept 16, 2015
http://argonautnews.com/the-beauty-of-awareness/

Stunning Art Exhibition Captures The World of Plastic Trash, 
Clare Fallon, The Huffington Post, Sept 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/plastic-garbage-ocean-art_55f2fa28e4b063ecbfa40ece

Stafford, Jeff. "Artists Sound the Environmental Alarm in "Gyre: the Plastic Ocean", www.artsatl.com, Feb l8
Willer-Allred, Michelle. "Of Bards and Beasts:Moorpark School Hosts Hybrid Art Event", Ventura County Star, Apr 16

2014

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

2013
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

2012
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

2010
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

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

2005
Myers, Holly. “Hunger Meets Mere Consumption”, Los Angeles Times, April 22, E2

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, GRANTS AND HONORS:

2016
Panelist, Gyre:The Plastic Ocean

Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University, CA
Commissioned Artist, Frogtown Artwork, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs/Elysian Valley Arts Collective
 

2015
Panelist, Polymathic Institute at University of Southern California, USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Artist lecture, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Artist Selection for the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, The National MuseumBeijing, China
Guest Lecture, 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 

2014
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

2012
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 CenterCA

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

2005
Artist’s Residency, Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2000-  present
Professor, Studio Art, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA     
1992
Teaching Fellow, Foothill Consortium/Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico                       
1990-2000
Professor, Studio Art and Art History, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA             
1989-90
Visiting Professor, Sculpture, Tyler School of Art/ Temple University Abroad, Rome, Italy