Cindy Kane is a self taught artist whose multi media work is born out of a deep sense of connection to the political and environmental issues of our times.
Her early work was influenced by the experiences of growing up in washington DC during the Vietnam War era, absorbing the period's powerful political climate, and later living and working at the bottom of the Grand Canyon National Park, where she had the opportunity to document Anasazi Indian pictographs in pen and ink drawings.
She draws on personal narrative and experience to create her paintings of maps, birds, toys, and artifacts from nature, often collaging bits of newspaper headlines, fragments from her children's homework, and pages of sheet music beneath layers of color and imagery.
In a review of her work, author and critic John Loughery wrote; "Kane leads us into a peculiar netherworld, a hard to place area that's both reassuringly ancient, and anxiously modern. This is a painter who is interested in the unconscious and the archetypal, and utilizes her own private, (but not inaccessible) vocabulary and imagery."
Cindy has exhibited her work nationally in galleries and museums since 1986, and her paintings can be found in a number of private and public collections, including the United States Embassies in Tijuanna, Mexico, and in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
She and has lived on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters since 1996.