Cynthia Vaicunas lives and works in Chicago where received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cynthia moves across a painting surface exploring themes of flatness, transparency, intuitive gesture and direction. Layering of paint and the variation of its application represent the differences we see across the landscape of everyday life.
In the Fall of 2017, Cynthia took part in an international residency in Bulgaria at the Krug Movement Association of Artists. While there she participated in two shows. In the summer of 2015 Cynthia took a group of artists to the South of France for a Residency at Matisse's former home and Studio, Villa le Réve. She has lived and shown in France for a number of years. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, the Chicago Artist's Coalition and ARC Gallery where she exhibited work in a solo show in 2017. She is also affiliated with Dialogue Chicago and teaches abstract painting at Lill Street Studios in Chicago.