Chris Cinque

Artist Bio

Chris Cinque is an abstract painter and collage artist. In her collages, she recycles old materials, reusing cardboard, paper, canvas, paint, and other media in combination with new materials, creating layers that result in surfaces of barely contained chaos that reflect the sorrow and hope of our world. Besides looking for ways to best use color, line, and composition, her work is part of the effort to dismantle the patriarchy.

Chris's work has been exhibited in Chicago, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and throughout Minnesota.

Chris worked as a theater artist for 20 years, as a playwright, actor, and director. She toured her one-woman trilogy of plays, “Growing Up Queer in America”, around the US, including extended runs in LA and Seattle. She was also a teacher for 20 years and is grateful for all she learned from her students.

Chris is a member of Form+Content Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

Artist Statement