Cynthia Brannvall

  • Justice Slip cast porcelain, glaze, photo transfer, copper, and wood 14 x 11 x 5.5 inches, 2016
  • Protection Slip cast porcelain, photo transfer, copper, and wood 14 x 11 x 5.5 inches, 2016
  • Indigenousness Identity portrait comprised of the countries and continents of my own heritage. Historical, contemporary, and satellite maps printed on rice paper and beeswax on wood panel, 20 x 16 ", 2019
  • Fulfillment photograph of the artists father, historical, contemporary, and satellite maps printed on rice paper and beeswax on wood panel, 20 x 16", 2020
  • Descendents photograph of the artists daughter, historical, contemporary, and satellite maps of America, Africa, and Sweden printed on rice paper and beeswax on wood panel, 20 x 16 ", 2019
  • The Threads That Bind A Divided Nation Vintage and antique textiles painted on stretched crinoline, white thread in long stitches. 36 x 58", 2020
  • Continents Vintage and antique cotton textiles painted on stretched crinoline. 3 panels 48 x 68 inches. 68 x 154 inches installed. 2014-2016
  • Present Council 19th century blouses and clothing fragments and encaustic, 2018, 20" x 40 " x 16"
  • Jurisdiction Jurisdiction refers to the members of the Supreme Court with subtle traces of lace on three sleeves that represent RBG, Sotomayor, and Kagen. as a comment on gender imbalance in legislation. Vintage sleeve fragment and encaustic 2018, varies 12” x36” x 24”
  • Little Girls, Birmingham 2020-21, vintage blouse and dress collars, beeswax and damar. ~ 14 x 24"

Cynthia Brannvall is an art historian and a multi-media artist who teaches art history as a full time faculty member of Foothill Community College. She is a California native of African American and Swedish descent. Cynthia has undergraduate degrees in Art Practice and Art History from UC Berkeley where she was a Phi Beta Kappa and a Ronald E. McNair scholar and was awarded the Departmental Citation for her research in Art History. She has an MA in Art History from San Francisco State University with an emphasis on Modern and Contemporary art. An advocate and ally for social justice and equity, Cynthia’s artwork explores identity formation envisioned in an imagined deep time terrain of memory, reclamation, and the geographies of forced and voluntary migrations. Her artwork has selected for juried group exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Washington DC. She has affiliation with SF Moma Artists Gallery and Chandra Cerrito Gallery.

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    • Berkeley CA 94710

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