Cintia Malhotra is a visual artist born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Her mother, who wrote poetry and taught Middle Eastern dance, encouraged her to explore different art forms. An imaginative only-child, she leaded toward the literary and visual arts despite being rendered her blind by a cataract in one eye and astigmatism in the sighted-eye. Her vision would later become an important factor her process.
Much of her work involves a combination of abstraction and personification to create a narrative for the viewer. The title of each piece is important in how the viewer will connect and understand what is taking place. There are bodies of work that lean more toward documentary style photography – still observing the world by simplifying the visual elements and storytelling.
After years of working as a designer and photographer, she taught workshops on digital imaging, was an adjunct professor for learning institutions in New Jersey, and has had her photography exhibited nationally. Cintia holds a BFA with a photography concentration and an MS in Graphic Communications Management from Kean University. A 25-year resident of Union County, NJ, she enjoys living close to New York City and the Jersey Shore.
TBD, Pearl Street Gallery, Elizabeth, NJ, April-May 2019
Visions: A Mind in Context, Maplewood Grille, Maplewood, NJ, August 2017
The Earth Speaks, Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ, August, 2018
Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, July, 2018
Who. Art. You?, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, July, 2018
The Abstract Image, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, June, 2018
CommUNITY, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ, June 2012
Reaching Out, Reaching In, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, Jan 2010
23rd Annual Juried Exhibit, Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ, Nov 2009
Nexus, MERCK 2009 Invitational Art Exhibit, Arts Guild NJ, Rahway, NJ, Nov 2009
New Beginnings Group Show, Art Alliance of Monmouth County Red Bank, NJ, Sept 2009
Writing as Cynthia Lawrence
Summer/Fall 1996 – Poems That Thump in the Dark magazine, “The Opal” (poem)
Winter 1994/5 – The New Press Literary Quarterly magazine, “One night I sat and watched you sleep” (poem)
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