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. OK 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

2010  Going Postal Exhibition, 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/Pollux Awards. Analy Werbin, juror.

2016  Small 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  Solo Exhibit, Minneapolis Women's Club, Minneapolis, MN

2017 Group Exhibit “LOVE”, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

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.

2019  “Not Accepted” Exhibit. Minneapolis Photography Center, Minneapolis, MN.

2020 March 14th Annual Julia Cameron Awards Exhibit, Fotostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

2020 Artist in Residence. Science Museum’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Marina on the St. Croix, Minnesota. Stayed until the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus.

2020 Weekender Feature. Musee Magazine, NY.

2020  Abstraction Exhibit. Loosen Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2020  “Fresh. 7 Artists”. Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, Wayzata, MN.



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 Kummpf and Sid Kaplan

2017 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:

2020 Represented by Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, Wayzata, MN

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 from 37 artists in the Four Seasons Dubai Financial 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