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Cynthia Brown




Master of Fine Arts 2001, University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
Bachelor of Fine Arts 1985, University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK

2003-2013 High School Art Teacher, Tulsa, OK Booker T. Washington High, Project 12
2000-2003 Adjunct Art Professor, University of Tulsa, Rogers State University

1986-1990 Regional Presentation Coordinator, The Limited
2000 Mosaic Installation in Domestic Violence Services


March 2015 Cynthia Brown and Cynthia Marcoux, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Sept 2014 Artist in Residence, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia
July 2014 HEART STILL BEATING Solo Show, Chrysalis Spa, Tulsa
June 2014 MoreColor, Juried Exhibition, Dennis Neill Equality Center, Tulsa
May 2014 Escapades in Paint, Solo Exhibition, Urban Furnishings, Tulsa
May 2014 Mayfest Invitational Exhibition- Tulsa, OK
Oct 2013 OKTOBERFEST Poster Artist, Tulsa, OK
Aug 2013 OH TULSA! Juried Exhibition
Aug 2013 Tulsa Artist Coalition Members Show, Juried Exhibition, AHHA
June 2013 MoreColor, Juried Exhibition, BEST OF SHOW
May 2013 Mayfest Invitational Exhibition, Tulsa, OK
Dec 2012 PARADE OF LIGHTS poster artist
Nov 2012 CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE, Living Arts Space, Tulsa
June 2012 MoreColor, Juried Exhibition
Feb 2012 GIRLFRIENDS, Invitational Exhibition
May 2011 Mayfest Invitational Exhibition
June 2011 MoreColor Juried Exhibition
Nov 2011 DAY OF THE DEAD Poster Artist
Aug 2011 OH TULSA! Juried Exhibition

1990 - 2014
Active member of Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa Artists Coalition and OVAC
2010 TGAS (Tulsa Girls Art School) demonstration and workshop in clay
2003 - 2013 Taught underprivileged and at-risk youth the elements and principles of art through drawing, painting, and ceramics. Incorporated yoga and wellness into the lessons.

July 2014 Featured artist in Tulsa World article “Artists’ Working for a Living”
April 2004 OPEN STUDIO TOUR ARTIST with Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
May 2004 Featured artist on HGTV popular show “That’s Clever”


My work begins by making marks on canvas with dry drawing media and paint. I embed layers of prayers, hopes and dreams, with layers of paint; as I build, destroy, veil, excavate and allow the painting to develop. Without preconceptions, I allow my paintings to occur; to enter the realm of the intuitive self in a process of creating something new, something that has not existed before.

What I strive for is pure painting: a visual cacophony of elements merging into an intimate composition where line, shape, color, value and texture reveals a visual vocabulary. The process of construction and deconstruction continues until reaching a point of resolution, a point where these individual actions coalesce weaving subconscious imagery and emotion into a ?nal cohesive grid-like expression.

For me the act of painting is an act of discovery, an act of trust and an act of surrender. It is turn to the part of the self that dwells within and beyond visible perception. I am not guided by concept, strategy or intellect; instead, I am moved by the topography of the unknowable. My paintings are glimpses into my journeys there.

Associated Exhibitions
Poetry in Paint
New Abstract Work
August 22 - October 3, 2019
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Cynthia Brown "Synthesis" & Cynthia Marcoux "1965"
March 28 - May 9, 2019
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Annual Holiday Show
A Group Show of Gallery Artists - Paintings | Sculpture | Fine Craft
November 29 - December 24, 2018
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Languages of Abstraction
August 23 - October 5, 2018
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The Language of Abstract
August 23 - September 30, 2017
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M.A. Doran Gallery
3509 S. Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74105
phone: 918.748.8700

Hours: 10:30 to 6:00 Tuesday through Saturday
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