Cynthia Dickinson

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1987-1993  Studied at the University of MN, Minneapolis. Fine Arts. Cast iron and bronze sculpture and photography. Exhibited locally in various shows including trade show on cast iron with Smith Foundry.

1990-1993  Undergraduate teaching assistant. University of MN, Foundry, Minneapolis, MN



1991-1993  Co-chair. "Women Fire and Iron" conference. Minneapolis, U of MN Art Dept, Minneapolis, MN. 3-day conference featuring Judith Shea and Phoebe Adams as guest speakers.

1991 Artist Assistant. Mel Chin. Revival Field, St. Paul, MN

1992  St. Paul Iron Pour. Lead crew to pour variety of art objects installed as  public art. St. Paul, MN.

1992  Visiting Artist. Iron Pour, St. Paul College, St. Paul MN

1992  Visiting Artist. Foundry. Oxbow, Chicago Art Institute, Saginaw, MI.

1992  Visiting Artist. Foundry. Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1993  Visiting Artist. Foundry. Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL


2012  Going Postal Exhibition, Photography, Superior, WI

2012  Grace Exhibition, Iron World, Chisholm, MN

2013  Saatchi Online Black and White Collection curated by Rebecca Wilson

2013  Saatchi Online Black and White Collection curated by Rebecca Wilson

2015  Private Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2015  Publication. Freshwater Review, College of St. Scholastica

2015  Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, St. Paul, MN

2015  Finalist in Fine Art Photography, Julia M. Cameron Award. Analy Werbin, juror.

2016  Solo Exhibit, Lyric Gallery, Virginia, MN

2016  Finalist, Fine Art Category. 11th Annual Julia M. Cameron Awards. Analy Werbin, juror.

2016  Honorable Mention, Nature Category. 11th Annual Julia M. Cameron Awards. Analy Werbin, juror.

2016  Berlin Biennial, Julia M. Cameron Award exhibit, Berlin, Germany

2016  Ely Echo published winning photograph from the Cameron Award

2016  Mesabi Daily News published interview and image regarding the Cameron Awards

2017 “LOVE” Group exhibit. Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Curator Howard Christopherson

2019  Merit Award, AAP Magazine #5 “Colors”. Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, juror.

2019  Honorable Mention in Nature Category,  14th Annual Julia Cameron Awards. Elizabeth Avedon, Rebecca Robertson and Analy Werbin – jurors.

2020 March 14th Annual Julia Cameron Awards Exhibit, Fotostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. Honorable Mention for a Series in Nature and Fine Art.

2020 “Abstractions”. Group exhibit. Loosen Gallery, Rome, Italy. Moved to an online show due to CoVid.

2020 “Fresh. 7 Artists”. Group exhibit online due to Covid. Burnet Fine Art & Advisory. Wayzata, MN.

2021  Pollux Awards, Fotostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. Honorable Mention for a Series in Fine Art. Honorable Mention for a Series in Nature. Honorable Mention for a Series in Open Theme.

2021  Julia Cameron Awards, Barcelona, Spain. Honorable Mention for a Series in Nature.

2021  Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Honorable Mention in Color Awards. Arthur Meyerson, juror. Exhibit in July.

2021  Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. “The Artist Intervenes” Exhibit. Aline Smithson, Juror.

2021  Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. “Landscapes” Exhibit. Wendy Schneider, Juror.

2022 Reedy Gallery, MN Arboretum, Chaska, MN   Solo Show.

Show cancelled as I had a heart attack and was unable to print and hang.

2022  Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN. “International Art” Exhibit.

2022  Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN “Female Sight” Exhibit. Ellen Carey, Juror.

2022  Lensculture “Art Photography Competition Gallery.” Chosen for inclusion in Art Photography Online Gallery.


Current Projects

2022  “Racing to the County Line.”  Art Photography Book and poetry

2022  “Tales of the Garden.”  Photographic series based on the life of  local garden, Minneapolis, MN

2022-2023  Untitled series and book of art photography of the St. Croix Watershed. Work explores the landscapes in the watershed and with the help of scientists at the St. Croix Watershed Research Center the history and consequences of  human impact on the area



2018 Tofte Lake Arts Center, Ely, MN. 1 week residency funded by the Jerome Foundation to photograph women in the Ely area who are artists, businesswomen, environmental mining managers and directors, wolf researchers, sled dog guides and Girl Scout Guides who take folks into the BWCA for week to 2 week canoeing adventures.

2021 Sept-Oct 3 week Artist in Residence, St. Croix Watershed Research Center, Marine-on-the-St. Croix, MN. The Center has six scientists researching and working on water issues in the St. Croix Watershed, other lakes and rivers in Minnesota and the US and internationally. They are part of The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul. My focus was beauty, art and science and where they intersect. I was given a remote cabin on the St. Croix River to live in for 3 weeks. Sony Electronics loaned me their 62 mp A7R4, three lenses and an adapter for my Canon lenses.



2014  Post-processing for Landscape and Outdoor Photographers with Ben Willmore

2014  Nature and Landscape Photography with John Greenbro

2014  Creative Wow Series with Jack Davis

2014  Master the Business of Photography with Sal Cincotta

2014  How to Use a Wacom Tablet with Dave Cross

2014  The Art of Seeing with Frans Lanting

2014  Photoshop Compositing: Essential Techniques with Aaron Nace

2014  Real World Lighting Advanced Techniques with Scott Robert Limm

2014  Photoshop Advanced Masking with Ben Willmore

2014  Fine Art Compositing with Brooke Shaden

2014  Advanced Photoshop Techniques with Dave Cross

2015  Fulfill Your Creative Purpose with Ann Rea

2015  Landscape Photography with Art Wolfe

2015  Street Photography: The Art of Photographing Strangers with Ashley Gilbertson

2015  Highway 12 Road Trip/Photography Workshop with Howard Christopherson, Will Agar, Sid Kaplan and Toby Olds

2015  Photography Mentorship with Howard Christopher – Photographer, Minneapolis

2015  Internship at Icebox Gallery (framing, exhibition set-ups and take-downs, organization and publicity) with Howard Christopherson – Owner, Minneapolis, MN

2016  Highway 12 Road Trip/Photography Workshop with Howard Christopherson, Toby Old, Tom Kumpf and Sid Kaplan

2016 to present Mentorship with Joseph Giannetti-Artist, Minneapolis


Workshops Springboard for the Arts

2014  Simple Business Plans for Artists

2014  Finances for Artists


Work experience:

2014 to present  Represented by Artlinks:we art the world, New York, London and Tel Aviv. Maya Benson-Art Representative

2014  Represented by 5 Pieces Gallery, Berne, Switzerland

2015  Prints included in a collection in Dubai for a 5-star hotel. Organized by Artlinks:we art the world. Designer: Tihany Design

2015  Photography Mentorship with Howard Christopherson, photographer and owner of Icebox Gallery.

2015  Intern. Icebox Gallery and Framing, Minneapolis, MN



2022  “Coming Home.” Agate Magazine. Author Laurie Allman

2020  “Pretty as A Picture” Edina Magazine and The St. Croix Valley Magazine. Katelynn Storch

2020  April Weekender Portfolio. Musee Magazine

2020   Photographer Finds Inspiration in Arboretum Gardens