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Cynthia Camlin
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Rooted in a critical approach to landscape painting, my work responds to geological and environmental change: icebergs melting, glaciers calving, and more broadly, systems under pressure, undermined by movement, cracking rather than bending. Some recent works are composite paintings, continuing the fragmentation into installation.

My work was featured in New American Painting in 2013 and the New American Painting Blog in 2014. Recent traveling exhibitions include "Vanishing Ice," organized by the Whatcom Museum, and “Critical Messages,” organized by the Hallie Ford Museum and Western Gallery.

Born in Orangeburg, S.C., raised in the Carolinas and Virginia, I received a BA at Duke University, MA at the University of Virginia, and MFA at the University of Texas at Austin. I am an associate professor of painting and drawing at Western Washington University.

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