Cynthia Hooper

Cynthia Hooper

Humedales Artificiales: Three Transnational Wetlands, 2012, Interdisciplinary Video and Essay Project

Gas Well 16E (2003-2004), oil on panel, 6 x 9"

Gas Well 16E (2003-2004), oil on panel, 6 x 9″

Cynthia Hooper’s videos, paintings, and interdisciplinary projects investigate landscapes transfigured by social and environmental contingency. Her work is meditative and poetic, but also takes a generously observational and generally factual approach toward the places she examines. She has worked with Tijuana’s complex urban environment and infrastructure, as well as contested and politicized water issues along the U.S./Mexico border. Her recent projects include an investigation of the artificial wetlands of Mexico’s Colorado River Delta, and these wetlands’ complicated relationship with U.S. political and environmental policy. Her recent exhibits include the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angeles, California; the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City; The Centro Cultural Tijuana; Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, California; and MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Cynthia has also been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, as well as a Gunk Foundation grant.