Cynthia Pedrosa (1976)

 

Biography

 

Born in 1976, Cynthia Pedrosa began her artistic training through life drawing sessions where she worked on the volumes of the human figure. She later became a student of the Breton painter Philippe Bossard, who trained her in oil painting for about fifteen years. Cynthia Pedrosa pursued university studies in sociology, obtaining a master's degree in gender studies focusing on social gender relations, as well as in arts and literature. She also trained as a decorative painter with the goal of working in stage design. Alongside her painting practice, she worked for about fifteen years as an educator for adults facing social difficulties, using painting as a medium in her relationships with them. The aim was not necessarily to know how to draw or create something "beautiful," but to express oneself through a medium other than words.

 

Cynthia Pedrosa finds her essence in the individual, navigating between the imaginary and the social, between constraint and emancipation. For her, the individual is the true reality of life, a universe unto itself. Each individual is a unique, wonderful, and original universe, reflecting on the relationship with others and the place of the individual within the collective.

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

Gallery 1001 Art, Bucharest, Romania. December 2023

Les Terrasses, Conflans Ste Honorine, France. February 2023

Monastery Sainte Croix, Drôme, France. June 2021

Atelier O Pigmentée, Nantes, France. November 22 to December 6, 2019

 

Group Exhibitions

 

International Art Group Exhibition Lo Strumento dell'Arte at the Former Church San Nicolao, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus by Marcello Cazzaniga. October 15-30, 2019

Art Festival Les Tableaux de Caffino, Loire-Atlantique, France. June 2019

Art Gallery La Poissonnerie, Nantes, France. March 2019

International Art Group Exhibition Lo Strumento dell'Arte at the Former Church San Nicolao, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus by Marcello Cazzaniga. September 15-30, 2018

International Art Group Exhibition Iperuranio at the Former Church San Nicolao, Bellano, Lake Como, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus by Marcello Cazzaniga. July 14-29, 2018

 

Salons

 

Salon Figuration Critique, Bastille Design Centre, Paris, France. October 2023

Salon Art Tempo, Toulouse. January 4-30, 2021

 

Artistic Residencies

 

Artistic Residency in the Paris region, Verrières le Buisson, Essonnes. January 1 to October 31, 2021

Artistic Residency in Nantes, Golden Age, 400 m² of street art. September 18 to October 15, 2020

Artistic Residency, Site de Transfert, Urban Piracy, Nantes. July 1-15, 2020

Cynthia Pedrosa, Du pain et des roses, oil on canva, 2024