photo by Hakeem Adewumi

photo by Hakeem Adewumi

 

Cindy Elizabeth was born and raised in Austin, TX, where she currently resides and makes art. After graduating from Baylor University in 2010, Elizabeth began exploring her desire to create change by documenting the world around her with the camera as her tool. Working in photography, film, and mixed media, she explores the beauty in the stories of all African-Americans. Elizabeth has exhibited her work at Women and Their Work Gallery, The George Washington Carver Museum, and currently has work on permanent display at Russell Lee Elementary in Austin.


CV 

Education:

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:

2018 | Red Dot Exhibition, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX

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

Residencies

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

Panels, Workshops, Artist Talks, Lectures:

2018 | “Re-Beautification: Reclaiming Physical and Imaginative Space”, Diaspora Talk Lecture Series, University of Texas at Austin

2018 | Sightlines Spoken: The Arts & Gentrification in East Austin, panelist, Austin, TX

2018 | Black Women at Work in Austin Panel Series, panelist, George Washington Carver Museum, Austin, TX

 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

Publications:

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