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Cynthia LockhartCynthia Lockhart
Cincinnati OH 45231-3214 United Stateshome Cell Phone: 513-324-7901cell Website: http://cynthialockhartartist.com
Cynthia Lockhart’s fiber art is infused with a kaleidoscope of diverse influences such as: Nature, fashion, music, dance, travel, African and Cultural arts. Lockhart’s textiles are distinguished by their pulsating colors, which simulate the vivaciousness of her African ancestry, and by their irregular, organic shapes and circles. The artist’s textile creations, which push the boundaries of the traditional quilt form are composed of colorful fabrics arranged in dynamic patterns. Her fashion and accessories design background provide the perfect platform for creating exquisite three-dimensional artwork. Lockhart’s fiber art tells a story-one that encourages people to understand the diversity of people, cultures, and beauty in the world around them.
In, 2022 the Smithsonian acquired her artwork titled, “Created to Be Me”, for the Renwick Gallery. Additionally, in 2021, Lockhart received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Also, her artwork, “Created to Be Me “, was selected to be in the Riffe Gallery 2021 Biennial Juried Exhibition.
In 2004, Lockhart was honored with an art review in the New York Times for “Threads of Faith”, a group exhibition, curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. Lockhart’s artwork is included in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, University of Cincinnati, Michigan State University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Springer School and Center. In addition, a solo show at the Weston Gallery at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati. Lockhart’s work has been featured in “The Artist Magazine” and numerous books and publications. She is a member of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Noteworthy is her inclusion in the, “Encyclopedia of African American Artists”, and her artwork was fearured on the cover of iconic fashion magazine, “Women’s Wear Daily”.
As an award-winning artist, she continues to be an active contributor in the design and art community from a local, national, and International perspective. Professor Lockhart has lectured at conferences and museums throughout United States, Japan, Italy and France. Emerita Professor Lockhart taught Fiber Art Fashion, Art of Jewelry & Leather Accessory Design and Masters of Design Professional Development Seminar courses at the College of Design, Art and Architecture at the University of Cincinnati. Her work was on exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art, “Journey to Freedom”, December 2019 – March 2020. Recently, Lockhart’s art was included in a group exhibition, “The Ardent Thread”, at the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Cynthia’s art can be found at Gallery 708, located on Hyde Park Square in Cincinnati, Ohio.
SELECTED CREATIVE QUALIFICATIONS
Fiber Artist | Experience teaching fiber art educational courses and workshops; Expert in the following techniques: Fibercation technique, Appliqué, Collage, Bead and Stone embellishment, Hardware design, Hand dyeing techniques, Silk Screen work, Painting, Hand sewing, Machine stitching, Machine and Hand quilting, Fabric manipulation, Mixed-media, Embellishment with Found objects, Fusing, and Surface Design methodologies. In addition, Leather and Accessories Design.
My art is infused with a kaleidoscope of diverse influences such as: Nature, Fashion, Music, Dance, Travel, African and Cultural arts. The textiles I create are distinguished by their pulsating colors, which simulate the vivaciousness of my African ancestry, and by their irregular, organic shapes and circles. My textile creations, push the boundaries of the traditional quilt form are composed of colorful fabrics arranged in dynamic patterns. My fashion and accessories design background provide the perfect platform for creating exquisite three-dimensional artwork. Through my art I tell story’s-which encourages people to understand the diversity of people, cultures and beauty in the world around them.