Artist Features

Cynthia Lahti

Lahti, Cynthia. Pink Box, 2016. 2018 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2018

“My approach to making art thrives on being challenged, and I have tried for some thirty years to nurture a space for exploration and growth, and time for reflection. Every time I have exposed my process to new settings, techniques, and parameters, the result has been to push my work in powerful new directions.” -Cynthia Lahti

Cynthia Lahti received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. Ten years later, she conducted post-graduate work at the Pilchuck Glass School. Lahti has exhibited actively within the US and internationally for more than 20 years. Her 2017 exhibitions include solo presentations Stuffed at Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR and Haunt at Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR and group exhibitions Doom Town at PICA and Conspire at Littman Gallery, Portland State University. Lahti’s work is held in the public collections of the Boise Art Museum, Reed College, the King County Public Art Collection and Oregon Health & Science University. She was a 2013 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts, a 2015 Bonnie Bronson Fellow and received a 2017 Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, NY.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Cynthia Lahti