I am drawn to the periphery of places, calling attention to what is not there as well as what may be. I work in series, documenting daily experience in multiple ways as a means of contrasting the stereotypical with the unique. Interior spaces, landscapes, and objects such as buildings, cars, and telephone poles come from sites that I see on my daily journeys. Images play with perspective and scale in a way that often converts the distant and unnoticed to the up-close and intimate. Process is key to my work. Be it an instant, the mundane, or the imagined, I experience moments through art-making in order to perceive that which would normally go unnoticed. I am interested in exploring the gap between where one is physically and where one longs to be. Through this interest my work becomes a meditation on the untouchable.
Cindy Imhoff-Bruininks received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA in Art Practice from The University of California –Berkeley. Her work ranges from drawing, painting and collage, to wall sculptures and site-specific installations. Exhibitions and publications include: Bronx River Arts Center, Mesa Arts Center AZ, Southern Exposure SF CA, Holter Museum of Art MT, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley Art Museum and New American Paintings: MFA Annual. Awards include: Viewing Program, The Drawing Center (New York, NY) and Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts.
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