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Cynthia Hron

Cynthia Hron

Winfield, PA

Cynthia Hron

The three drawings that the Pennsylvania Convention Center purchased – AP #47, AP #66, and AP #107 – are part of a larger series of works grouped together under the title “Applied Landscape.”  They are all pastel on Stonehenge paper. 

Cynthia Hron has looked to the land for inspiration for much of her studio work.  Her personal observations of exterior sites, the disappearance of open space, and the alteration of the landscape have influenced her art.  This series of drawings is based on the notion that landscape is not simply how we find it but how it is manipulated to suit our purposes regardless of its entropic inclination.  The drawings convey that natural conditions do not necessarily define the scenery, but that the lay of the land is a result of augmentation to an environment.

Fast Facts

Name: Cynthia Hron

Place of Birth: Burbank, California

BFA, 1987 Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
MFA, 1990 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

Particular field of study or class work:
Installation and Public Art Projects

Major influences/admired artists:
Martin Puryear
David Nash
Alice Aycock

Favorite materials or media:
As well any materials that can be worked with directly

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