photo by Hakeem Adewumi

                                                                  photo by Hakeem Adewumi


Cindy was born and raised in East Austin, TX, where she currently resides and makes art. Cindy attended Baylor University, where she received her BBA in Human Resources Management in 2010. Photography has always been a passion of hers, a gift inherited from her late mother. Cindy's work centers the black experience, exploring the beauty and struggle and liberation in the stories of all African-Americans. Cindy works with multiple mediums: Photography, Mixed Media, Digital Media, Sound, and Video.

Cindy is currently the 2017 Artist in Residence at allgo, and her work has shown at Women and Their Work Gallery, The George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, TX, and she currently has work on permanent display at Russell Lee Elementary.



2010 Baylor University, BBA Human Resources Management

Solo Exhibitions:

2016 | Bettie Mann Wing Dedication, permanent exhibition of commissioned works, Russell Lee Elementary, Austin, TX

2016 | Goddess In Hue: A Spectrum of Black Women’s Divinity, George Washington Carver Museum, Austin, TX

2016 | Cindy Elizabeth, Austin Java, Austin, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017 | Mix n' Mash Exhibition, Mexicarte Museum, Austin, TX

2016 | East Austin Studio Tour, juried exhibition, allgo, Austin, TX

2016 | Care/Giver, Prizer Gallery, Austin, TX

2016 | PRIDE art show, The Q Austin, Austin, TX

2016 | Art is Cool Juneteenth Exhibit, African American Cultural & Heritage Facility, Austin, TX

2016 | Invisible Intersections, Austin’s Black Cultural District- Six Square, Austin, TX


 2017 | allgo, state-wide queer people of color organization, Austin, TX

Panels, Workshops, Artist Talks:

 2017 | QPOC Manifest, panelist, Austin Black Pride, Austin, TX

 2016 |  Goddess In Hue, artist conversation, George Washington Carver Museum, Austin, TX

 2016 | Black Women in Film and Media, panelist, Women’s Empowerment Conference (WeCon), Austin  Community College, Austin, TX

 2015 | Re-inventing Film, presenter, Creative Action Youth Arts Festival, Austin, TX


Spectrum News, 2017, Artist Feature, "Austin's Changing Landscape Inspires Local Collage Artist"

 Austin Urban Post, 2016, Interview, “My Art is A Tribute To Black Life, To Black Existence”

Mujeres en Media, 2016, Optica Fotozine, Works Published

Modest Truth Magazine, 2016, Contributor, We Slay: Reclaiming Our Divinity

Space 107, 2016, Interview, “The Power of Photography in Flipping the Script on Gender, Sexuality, and Race”

Other Features

Frida Friday Mercado: Celebrating Art by Women of Color