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Cynthia Kerby

Evanston, IL, United States

Cynthia Ann Kerby is a visual artist, designer, and professor at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago where she has taught for over 20 years. She is a former adjunct faculty member at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, working with students from multi-disciplinary undergraduate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs in the Visual Communication Department. She has a BFA in Graphic Communication from The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and a MFA in Studio Arts/Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cynthia is a design partner at True Ideas in Evanston, Illinois. Her work has appeared in leading design annuals, such as Print Magazine, Graphic Design Magazine, Art Direction Magazine, Art Directors Club of New York Annual, and North Shore Magazine. Her work has been included in the Big Book of Logos, as well as the Mohawk Writing Kit, and was also in group shows at the Art Directors Club of New York, the College for Creative Studies and the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit, Michigan where she received an honorable mention, plus at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Elastic Arts Foundation. She is a 2017 recipient of a Ragdale Artist Residency in Lake Forest, IL. Cynthia’s has attended letterpress workshops at Tipoteca Museo near Venice, Italy, at The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum of Two Rivers, WI, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, and at the Evanston Print and Paper Shop, where she uses a Vandercook Press. Her personal art delves into topics related to gender and global cultures. Using her design and artistic sensibilities, she works with familiar objects in unfamiliar ways, by making observations of life’s frailties and uncertainties through a lens of personal awareness and curiosity.

Cynthia's ArtPrize Entries

These are Cynthia's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Weak Stays/Weak Steel: Binding Oil and Water Rights. The Consequence of Contraints

    Weak Stays/Weak Steel: Binding Oil and Water Rights. The Consequence of Contraints

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Cynthia Kerby
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