Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Cynthia Lahti

Cynthia Lahti (b. 1963) lives and works in her birthplace of Portland, Oregon. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Lahti has presented solo exhibitions in Oregon at CEI Artworks Gallery (2019), Ditch Projects (2017), Imogen Gallery (2017), Passages Bookshop (2016), and PDX Contemporary Art (2016), among others.

Her work is in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Columbia University Library, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Reed College, Stanford University’s Bowes Art and Architecture Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, Library, and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, among others. In 2023, the artist’s drawings and sculptures were featured in Kelly Reichardt’s film Showing Up.

CYNTHIA LAHTI , White Phone, 2023 Signed and dated Ceramic figure 12 x 12 x 11 inches
CYNTHIA LAHTI, Red Girl, 2023 Signed and dated Ceramic figure, wood base 17 x 8 x 7 inches
CYNTHIA LAHTI, Sock, 2009 Signed and dated Ceramic figure, wood base 19 x 6 x 5 inches
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  1. […] Cynthia Lahti joined us to discuss her show, Little Storms, on view until January 13 at James Fuentes. The ceramic figures in the show represent the primary medium of the last 15 years of Lahti’s career. She has, in the past, worked in mixed media, including plaster, metal and glass. Moving forward, she finds she’s excited to turn back toward working with metals and perhaps found objects. To learn more about the work in this show and Lahti’s career as a whole, listen to the complete interview. […]


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