Cover image artwork: Cynthia Jane Treviño, Jesusita y Martin, 2017, Cyanotype on Fabric, 8.5″ x 11″
Mar. 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – Mar. 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
About the Artist
Cynthia Jane Treviño is an artist, educator and Tejana from San Antonio, Texas. Cynthia holds a BFA in Visual Art Studies and MA in Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught in schools and organizations throughout Texas, Oregon, The Gambia (West Africa) and Santiago, Chile. Cynthia has exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography, Mexic-Arte Museum, The Movement Gallery, The Parish and Centro Cultural Aztlan.
“My interest in photography began as a child, browsing through my father’s photo albums. I was especially fascinated by images of my grandparents and great grandparents. Even if we had never met or I was too young to remember, I still felt a spiritual connection to them. These photographs played a significant influence on my artwork. I developed a passion for traveling and exploring my ancestry. My work is a mix of travel and street photography. I enjoy documenting people and places of diverse cultures. I like to explore Chicana/Tejana studies, family history, ancestor worship and women’s empowerment. I work in both digital and film mediums in addition to cyanotypes, collage and mixed media. I’m also an experienced art educator and have taught children of all ages. I hope that my photographs will be passed down and continue to inspire the next generation.”
Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, March 25th
You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarreando Instagram Live event with Artist Cynthia Jane Treviño on Thursday, March 25th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm CST taking place virtually through the museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Amber Amezquita, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Registrar Associate, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.