Cydney M. Lewis
Cydney Lewis is a multimedia artist with a multi-disciplinary and distinguished background. Currently living in Chicago, her art practice highlights the transformation and manipulation of materials. As a self-described “visual archaeologist,” Mrs. Lewis considers the intersection of the natural, spiritual, and scientific worlds. Through our current landscape, she observes nature’s perseverance and ability to adapt, and asks how we might coexist in harmony. Pattern, repetition, and constant movement form the foundation of her work. By weaving nature, technology, destruction, and beauty, she presents her intuition of the surreal and the real. She began in architecture, receiving a BS in Architectural Studies from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and the L’ecole D’architecture des Versailles, France. The fluidity of her ability to transform materials reflect her mastery of ballet as well as her endeavors in film. Her art is held in private collections around the world, and has been exhibited widely, for example at the Union League Chicago, Saugatuck Center of the Arts, Hyde Park Art Center, and The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. Various honors have been bestowed on her, among them residencies at Chicago Public Schools and Lyseloth Musikerwohnhaus Basel, Switzerland. Her awards include Best in Show at Governor State University and the Black Creativity/Green Art Award from the Museum of Science and Industry.
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Re-purposing Plastic Bags