All Eyes On: Cydney M. Lewis


Cydney M Lewis, is a Chicago based artist  Through the transformation and manipulation of materials, I consider the intersection of the natural, spiritual, and physical worlds that reflect on our consumer society. Walking the streets of my community, I saw needles, synthetic hair, and colorful plastic bags gathering on the ground and blowing in the trees.  This landscape is full of meaning – these are artifacts that reflect all the things we consume and waste without thinking of the consequences. Amongst the debris there is also nature’s beauty, perseverance and the ability to adapt within this landscape; through my work, I ask how we as humans might also coexist in harmony.

Cydney M. Lewis photographed by Todd Lewis


Cydney began in architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, where she received a BS in Architectural Studies; she also attended the L’École D’architecture de Versailles, France.  Her art is held in private collections around the world and has been exhibited widely.  She has received various awards and  residencies with Chicago Public Schools and Lyseloth Musikerwohnhaus Basel, Switzerland, 3Arts Make A Wave grantee and the Black Creativity/Green Art Award from the Museum of Science and Industry. Currently, she is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid of Chicago.

Swamped, 2021
Hand cut paper, digital drawing
Printed sizes varies/framed
The Library, 2022
Paper, sandpaper, synthetic hair, fabric, mirrors on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Dimensions: 31 h x 15 w x  3d inches/unframed
The Underground, 2022
Hand cut paper, digital drawing
Printed sizes varies/framed
Bathing in Beauty too!, 2022
Hand Cut paper, fabric, felt , wire on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Dimensions: 19 h x 12 w inches
Movement in a Storm, 2022
Hand cut paper, digital drawing
Printed sizes varies/framed
Shedding My Armor, 2022
Hand cut paper, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), fabric, metal, wood, rhinestones
Dimensions: 42 h x 27 w in
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