Cynthia Minet

Cynthia Minet received her MFA from San Francisco State University and her BA from UC Santa Barbara. Currently a Studio Art professor at Moorpark College, she has also taught in Rome, Italy and in Guadalajara, Mexico. Minet is most known for her illuminated sculptures of life-size animals. Made from recycled plastics, these animals lay bare the inescapable consequences of petrochemical use, with particular focus on climate change, habitat loss, and species extinction. Exhibited in the USA and internationally, Minet’s recent solo shows include Panthera Atrox at the Craft Contemporary Museum in Los Angeles, CA; Migrations at the IMAS in McAllen, Texas; and Beast of Burden at the USC Fisher Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Her piece Unsustainable Creatures: Elephant, originally commissioned in 2013 by the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, was recently selected for the 2023-26 Pasadena Arts and Culture Rotating Public Art Program. Minet’s work is held in public and private collections, and has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Los Angeles Times, and Wired Magazine, among others.

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