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Faculty: Cynthia Miller


 Cynthia Miller

Artist in Residence


Cynthia Miller earned a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She co-founded the Dinnerware Artists Cooperative, served on the Tucson Pima Arts Council Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of Tucson’s Poetry Group (POG), and has pursued interests in creating contemporary painting and installation sculptures with forays into the commercial art world, creating illustrations for books and music media. Recent work includes original art for poster design for the tucson Meet Yourself Festival and the Dreaming New Mexico project. Recent exhibitions include New Paintings at the Cue Art Foundation in New York City, participation in Bridges, and Exchange Exhibition with artists from the United Kingdom, and a one-person show at the Temple of Music and Art Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

A teaching artist for over twenty years, she taught art at the Tucson Museum of Art School, the University of Arizona Extended University, served as arts mentor with Arizona International College, and currently teaches for The Learning Curve and The Drawing Studio, where she has been a painting instructor and drawing instructor of teens for the Art of Summer Program. She recently completed a one year pilot program of the Drawing Studio at Basis, a local charter school, an Introduction to Drawing from Observation and Experience for the entire 5th Grade.

She is a past recipient of the Distinguished Arizona Artist Award, an Arizona Commission Individual Painting Fellowship, and a Diamond Addy award for Country Music album art design from the Nashville Advertising Foundation. Her work is in the collections of Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson International Airport, the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, and in many private collections.