While pursuing a BFA degree in painting at the University of Colorado, Cynthia Davis found herself delving into photography. After graduating, she immersed herself in learning more about the art, gaining extensive darkroom experience while apprenticing at the Denver Art Museum’s Photography Department.
Davis creates her work by manipulating Polaroid SX 70 photographs while they’re still soft and malleable. The result are pictures imbued with a dreamlike quality suggesting a place between photorealism and impressionist painting.
Cynthia Davis has won over 100 major awards and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in galleries, universities, and museums, as well as major art festivals around the country.
Although Davis’ book Ann Arbor: Hand-Altered Polaroid Photographs brings her dreamlike vision to familiar Ann Arbor landmarks, she has since moved on, and currently resides in Guatemala.