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Cydney Lewis

Black and White: Green is Gold series; Archival ink, paper and glitter on canvas. Plastic, beads, Wire, 2016

Cydney Lewis is a Chicago artist who creates highly personal and intimate work, centering around ideas related to imagination, desire and the integration of art into daily life. 

Influenced by her background in ballet, architecture and film production design her work expresses mood,emotions,movement and narrative through detailed drawings,collages, sculptures and installations.

Cydney’s work has been exhibited   at The Elephant Room Gallery, Saugatuck Center of the Arts,  Hyde Park Art Center, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago Artists Coalition, and The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.  She is the recipient of various honors, including residencies at Chicago Public Schools, A Tending  Space Fellow and Lyselotte Residency in Basel,Switzerland. Lewis’s work has also won awards as Best in Show at Governor State University, a 3arts nominee as well as MSI Black Creativity honorable mention and Green Arts Award.  She’s been featured in publications as  Neux Magazine, Timeout Chicago Magazine to ABC7Chicago and her work can be found in private collections around the world.

Resident year: 
2018-2019
Cohort Group: 
Artist Resident