ARTIST STATEMENT

Cynthia Brody has been an exhibiting artist for over 30 years. She studied painting at Parsons School of Design and The New School in New York. Ms. Brody developed a style of mixed media painting that she has expanded upon throughout the years. The bulk of her work incorporates the combination of photo images with oil paints to create a surreal impression. The photos are often used out of context for their visual texture, and it is only upon closer inspection that the viewer begins to discover that what appears to be recognizable is actually something else entirely. The theme of the latest body of work by Cynthia Brody is "Ladies in Waiting - A Common Language of Women". Brody has created pieces which depict women, often in surreal surroundings and utilizing varied media, who seem to be waiting for what comes next in their lives. Themes are represented regarding love, relationships with men and with children, and the place of women within society. Her works incorporate elements of beauty, such as metallic paints, gold leaf and actual jewelry, which parallel the adornment of the subjects in some of the cross-cultural pieces. This is contrasted with the strong statements and pensive attitudes of the women depicted. Several of the pieces resemble icons or altars honoring the complexity, angst and beauty of the female. Her latest series utilizes materials which have their own history, including fifty year old copper and slate from veterans housing which came down in Massachusetts. She combines photo imagery with oils and acrylic paints and found materials to create surreal stories and mood.

Ms. Brody is also a psychotherapist who has recently moved from California where she practiced for 23 years.  She is currently a mental health consultant in the Boston area. Her interest in the psyche is reflected in her artwork. She is the contributing editor of, Bittersweet Legacy - Creative Responses to the Holocaust, a collection of art and poetry. An exhibit of the art took place at The Community Gallery of the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA along with tours for schools. A version of that exhibit was presented at the Holocaust Museum and Information Center in Maitland, Florida and Artpeople Gallery in San Francisco.   In her work as artist, editor and therapist, Ms Brody strives to raise the awareness and sensitivity of others regarding the human experience and the struggles and beauty which are an integral part of life.


Cynthia Brody - Exclusive Exhibits


Linda Penzur Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
Green Stone Court Collection, Fallbrook, CA
Nobler Fine Art, San Diego, CA
David Gary Ltd, Short Hills, NJ
Maxim's, Greely, CO
Ilona and Gallery, Detroit, MI
National Art Center, NY, NY
Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ

Group Exhibits


Carl Cherry Art Center, Carmel, CA (3 Person Show)
SRAM Parts Project Auction, NY, NY
​Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Pioneer Gallery, Danville, CA Featured Artist January 2009
Pro Arts Member Exhibition 2007
Pro Arts Open Studios 2007
Artpeople San Francisco, CA 3 exhibits in 2003-4
Artizmo Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Emeritus Gallery-MCAD Minnesota College for Art and Design, Minneapolis,MN
AIR Gallery, New York, NY Invited to participate, traveling show; Women’s Caucus for the Arts
James Kaneko Gallery, American River College, Sacramento, CA. Icons, Curiosities, Spirit Houses. Gallery Elektra, Sausalito, CA
WOW Art in Public Places, CA
Marin Arts Festival, San Rafael, CA
Sonoma Arts Festival, Sonoma, CA
Marin Open Studios Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Michael Barry Gallery, San Francisco CA
Dostal Gallery, Sausalito, CA
Golden Tulip Gallery, Sonoma, CA
Gallery Vista, Carlsbad, CA
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Leucadia Art Walk, Leucadia, CA
Artists on the Rise, Livingston, NJ
The Art Experience, NY, NY
The New School, New York, NY
Hait Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ

Bittersweet Legacy-Creative Responses to the Holocaust
All exhibits curated by Cynthia Brody as participating artist

2004 Artpeople Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibit, Congregation Emanu-el, San Francisco
2004 The Holocaust Museum and Information Center, Maitland, FL (2004)
2003 UCSC Library Exhibit and presentation
2000 Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, 

Cynthia Brody has recently relocated to Lexington, Massachusetts, and is available to provide her mixed media art for galleries, private showings and designers.  
Contact:  Cell Phone 415-302-7847  Email Cynbrody@aol.com