Cynthia Connolly was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in Washington, DC where she attended the Corcoran School of Art (BFA in Graphic Design 1985); in 2003 she received a certificate from Auburn University's design/build architecture program The Rural Studio. Internationally shown and a prolific artist, she is known for works in the Beautiful Losers exhibit, the book Banned in DC, her post cards, and curatorial work at DC Space, the Ellipse Arts Center, and Artisphere. Her photography is in many private collections as well as the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her art connects disparate places, people and things.
Transformer presented Cynthia in her first Washington DC solo exhibition in 2005, featuring an installation of photographs, found objects and handmade works on paper detailing her experience in West Alabama at the Rural Studio Program. Cynthia’s have additionally been included in multiple Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Parties and traveled internationally with the flat files exhibition Alptraum!