Cynthia L. Morefield

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Cindy Morefield’s paintings are created on wood panels and paper using acrylic paint, watercolor, ink, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and metal leaf. She builds the surfaces by repeatedly adding and then removing materials, even to the extent of drilling or cutting through the support. In her most recent series, Reservoir, the bold colors and geometric shapes are balanced by subtle textures, delicate leafing and organic elements such as drips and spatters. The series title references her typical approach to creating: dip into the reservoir of motifs and techniques, refine them, discover new ones, and then combine the old and new in fresh ways.


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about the artist

Cindy Morefield grew up in Bristol, a town on the Tennessee/Virginia state line amidst the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. In pursuit of education, employment, and adventure she’s visited all fifty United States (and lived in six of them), as well as Canada, Israel, Palestine, and Italy. Along the way she earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Mary Washington, and an MFA in Painting from Northern Illinois University. Cindy now lives with her husband and two cats in the small town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.


exhibitions

  • Seekers Church Gallery, Washington, DC. “Cindy Morefield: Pilgrimage Year,” 2010.
  • Terra Gallery, Columbus, OH. “Silver Linings: Contemporary mixed media paintings and sculpture by Cynthia Morefield, Lynda Cole, and Jeff Hersey,” 2010.
  • Somerhill Gallery, Durham, NC. “32nd Annual Holiday Art Exhibition,” 2009.
  • Terra Gallery, Columbus, OH. “Scratching the Surface: Works by Cynthia L. Morefield,” 2008.
  • Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH. “Cynthia L. Morefield: Journeys into Structure,” 2008.
  • E. P. Sauls Gallery, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC. “Cynthia Morefield - New Paintings,” 2007.
  • Instant Karma Gallery, Fuquay Varina, NC. “Cynthia Morefield: Recent Paintings,” 2006.
  • Artists in Communities South, Mobile, AL. Group invitational, 2006.
  • Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA. “Mid-Atlantic New Painting” juried exhibition, 2004.
  • New Light Gallery, Abingdon, VA. “John Edwards and Cynthia Morefield.” 2002.
  • Atrium Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA. “Uniquely Fredericksburg 2002,” juried exhibition.
  • Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA. “Topophilia 2: Mapping the Hidden Landscape,” 2002.
  • Cornerstone Gallery, Toccoa, GA. Featured Artist, June, 2000.
  • McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah, McCormick, SC. “25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition,” 2000.
  • Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, VA. “Community Artists ‘99” juried exhibition.
  • Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell, GA. “North Fulton Regional Juried Art Exhibition,” 1999.
  • SoHo Gallery, Pensacola, FL. “Steel Magnolias: Work by Southern Women” juried exhibition, 1999.
  • DeKalb Area Women’s Center, DeKalb, IL. “Toward Transparency,” 1997.
  • Norris Gallery, St. Charles, IL. “Vicinity 1992” juried exhibition.
  • Aurora University, Aurora, IL. “Area Invitational Art Exhibition,” 1992.

awards

2010, Regional Artist Project Grant recipient, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Inc.

about the art

how it’s made
Cindy Morefield’s paintings are created on wood panels and paper using acrylic paint, watercolor, ink, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and metal leaf. She builds the surfaces by repeatedly adding and then removing materials, even to the extent of drilling or cutting through the support. In her most recent series, Reservoir, the bold colors and geometric shapes are balanced by subtle textures, delicate leafing and organic elements such as drips and spatters. The series title references her typical approach to creating: dip into the reservoir of motifs and techniques, refine them, discover new ones, and then combine the old and new in fresh ways.

where it’s going
The Reservoir series also shows some new directions in Cindy’s work. It is designed to be modular - the individual paintings have no set orientation, so they can be hung from any side, and pieces can be effectively grouped in many configurations. Modularity amplifies the ways the work can be interacted with and empowers buyers to craft their own experience of the work and re-engage with it over time. Cindy is also expanding her range of techniques and media by studying Nihonga, a Japanese painting tradition in which mineral pigments and metal leaf are applied with hide glue. The effects are unlike any that can be produced with typical Western media. Upcoming works in the Reservoir series, already underway, will increasingly include Nihonga elements.

what people are saying
”One of the things I most enjoy about Cindy’s work is its levels of complexity. Each piece of art continues to interact with its environment and the viewer long after the initial purchase.”
— Laura, collector in CA

”Having a Cynthia Morefield painting on the wall is like having a window to another, fully-realized, world waiting to be explored ... Works we’ve had for years still tease us with new discoveries.”
—Todd, collector in OH

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