“I create art because of its transformative and empowering effects. My current work is a combination of vibrant colors, wry humor and engaging design infusing beauty and fun into every day life”.
Coming from a long line of Artisans exposed Cindy Beatteay to a variety of art forms resulting in her mixed media aesthetics. Her earliest inspirations were in her fathers wood boat shop which was filled with the excitement of creation. A lifelong artist, exploring mediums and experimentation have become an important component in her work. Cindy currently employs painting, collage, glass, textiles, wood, metals and resin in her art. She mines supplies from less obvious sources and allows the materials to guide her work. She fuses characteristics from the past with a bold contemporary style.
Cindy is a fourth generation Californian whose childhood full of art training and exposure to the construction industry paved the way for a business in the Design and Decorating field. In her twenties she traveled the world working as a International Flight Attendant and then left that to pursue a higher education. Cindy earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in both Art Studio and Art History in 1993 from the University of New Mexico. At the same institution, she studied Art Education and Porcelain Ceramics as a Masters student in 1998. Cindy also studied realism painting in the studios of the Maroger Painters of Albuquerque who taught her the oil painting techniques of the 17th c. Masters. She has shown and sold her work nationally and internationally and continues to do so today. In 2001 Cindy showed her work in the New Mexico Fine Art Museum along side notable Artists Georgia O'Keefe and Judy Chicago. She is currently a member and exhibitor at the Laguna Art A Fair in Laguna Beach, CA. Cindy lives and works as a full time Artist in Orange County, California.
SELECTED EXHIBITION VENUES
Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA. 2018
Start Up Art Fair, San Francisco, Ca. 2018
Laguna Art A Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. Summers 2017-2018
Museum of Fine Art and Natural History, Albuquerque, NM
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.
Sandstone Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
MUZEO Contemporary Museum, Anaheim, Ca.
Orange County Fair Fine Arts Pavillon, Costa Mesa, CA
Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA.
Orange County Fine Arts Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.
Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA.
Gallery 33 East, Long Beach, CA.
Fire House Gallery, Sunset Beach, CA.
Fort 105 Downtown Contemporary Art Gallery and Studios, ALB, NM.
Legacy Art Invitational, Albuquerque, NM.
Gallery 117, Long Beach, CA.
Trail of the Painted Ponies, Public Art Project, Santa Fe, NM.
Magnifico Art Space, Albuquerque, NM.
Cafe Zurich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
University of New Mexico Fine Art Gallery, Alb, NM.
Golden West College Student Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA.
Windows Gallery, Huntington Beach Library, HB, CA
Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, NM.
MEDIA COVERAGE: Coast Magazine, Laguna Arts Magazine, Los Angeles Arts Magazine, LA Times,
New Mexico Magazine, Orange County Register, The Albuquerque Journal, The OC Weekly, Sunset Magazine,
Albuquerque Arts Magazine, Art Business News, Southwest Art, The Collectors Guide, The Horse Trader, University Press,
University of New Mexico, East Village Arts District Guide, THE Magazine, Sante Fe, NM, The Essential Guide to Sante Fe,
Artists Eye Newsletter, Country Home, The Alibi Weekly, CNN, ESPN, EL PASO TV, KOCE-TV, KOB-TV, KRQE-TV, Associated Press.
Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA.
Private in-studio training with Maroger Painters of Alb. New Mexico.
BFA Art Studio and Art History, University of New Mexico, ABQ.
Masters work in Art Education, University of New Mexico, ABQ
Life Experience, Lots and lots and lots of it, The World.