Cynthia McLoughlin in her studio, January 2019

Artist Statement

Art is the one constant thread that runs throughout my life.  I interpret what I see and feel into my paintings. It is cathartic for me to express my emotions through the paint and my hope is to strike an emotional chord with the viewer.

In my Storm series, I explore the violent passion of a storm, the collision of opposing air systems wreaking havoc with a peaceful environment.  It is a metaphor for living today in our world; thankfully, there is a silver lining. Soaring to new heights in a hot air balloon led to my fascination of painting from a bird’s eye view in my Elevation series. Cultures across the span of history have gravitated to the mountains for peace and clarity. Imposing abstraction to recognizable scenes creates space for the viewer to bring their own experiences to my work.  Freud said, “Dreams are the royal road to the subconscious.” It seems that my road paintings tend to tap into the subconscious as well; the suggestion of a journey resonates, and we see the path before us with all its possibilities.

Biography

Cynthia McLoughlin is a contemporary American painter. Her stylized work is characterized by the reflective qualities of the metal panels on which she paints.  “I am always looking for new ways to let the reflective light show through”. She studied Fine Art at the Muncin, Williams, Proctor Institute/State University of NY in Utica, NY, and Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design, in New York City, NY, earning an AAS and BFA respectively.  She worked as a fashion designer, married, and raised her children, moving around the country quite a bit during this time, always keeping a hand in creative activities. Cynthia rekindled her passion for painting around 2008.  She has since exhibited her works in numerous international art shows including Art Basel, Switzerland, The Monaco Yacht Show in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Art Basel-Miami, in Florida, as well as shows in New York City, California, Connecticut, and Utah in the United States.  She is currently represented by the Summit Gallery in Park City, Utah.

Along with her passion for creating art, Ms. McLoughlin enjoys being part of an artistic community, participating in shows, learning to navigate social media, and selling her work. In 2018, she was inducted into The National Association of Women Artists, based in New York City.

Upcoming Shows

The Swiss Art Expo, with the ARTBOX.PROJECT, Zürich 1.0, August 15th-19th, 2019

The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 1st-30th, 2019

The Monaco Yacht Show, with Art Up Close, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Sept. 25th-28th, 2019

Show History

Summit Gallery, 675 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060

“Light & Space”, June 28th – 30th, 2019

Art Expo New York, Pier 92, 55th & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019  with Art Up Close, April 4th-7th, 2019

AD Design Show, Pier 92 & 94, with Art Up Close, 55th & 12th Ave., New York, NY, March 21st-24th, 2019

Los Angeles Art Show, LA Convention Center, with Art Up Close, S Figueroa St. West Hall, Los Angeles, January 23rd-27th, 2019

Dreamscapes, The Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT, November 16, 2018 -January 6, 2019

Spectrum Miami, with Art Up Close, Mana Wynwood, Miami, Florida, Dec. 5th-9th, 2018

New Members Show, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY, Nov. 8- Dec. 4, 2018

The Monaco Yacht Show, with Art Up Close, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Sept. 26th-29th, 2018

The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 1st-30th, 2018

The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich,  Switzerland, July 2nd-28th, 2018

New York 1.0, The Artbox Project, Stricoff Gallery, New York, NY, March 5th-16th, 2018

Basel 1.0, The Artbox Project, Basel, Switzerland, June 14th-18th, 2017

Spectrum Miami, The Artbox Project, Miami, FL, Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th, 2016

See Archive for shows prior to 2016.

Gallery Representation

The Summit Gallery, 675 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060

Professional Organizations

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.   2018

Publications

Western Art & Architecture, June/July 2019, westernartandarchitecture.com

Studio Visit Magazine, Winter 2016- 2017 Vol. 35, www.studiovisitmagazine.com, February 2017

Saraswati Living Arts Project, Magic Lanterns Productions, January 2016

Artists To Look Out For December 2015 Vol. II, Starry Night Programs,  December 2015

Press

Coffin, Deanne, “Live interview with Cynthia McLoughlin at the Summit Gallery”, KPVI TV News, Pocatello, Idaho. February 1st, 201

Coffey, Mark. “INK at the Town Hall Theater Gallery” Lamorinda Arts Alliance Newsletter July/August 2016

Coffey, Mark. “Cynthia McLoughlin – Helping Others Achieve Their Full Potential” Lamorinda Arts Alliance NewsletterApril/May 2016

De Jesus, Janice. “Orinda artist captures nostalgia of idyllic childhood.”

Contra Costa Times28 January 2016.