Who's Cidgy?

My nickname is Cici & I'm a visual artist/ photographer with a BFA in photography. Growing up I've always been that girl behind disposable kodak cameras taking photos of my friends and family before I knew anything about photography.

What type of photographs do you take? 

 I specialize in portrait and lifestyle photography. When I'm photographing, capturing candid moments are my favorite because these shots are the most authentic. My overall goal is to make sure everyone I work with has a pleasant/ fun experience.

How did you make the decision to pursue photography/ the arts?  

In January 2012, I was selected as a YoungArts Finalist/ Alumni in Visual Arts by the National YoungArts Foundation. I was flown out to YoungArts Week in Miami and got the opportunity to meet other artists, take a master class with artist Jean Shin & participate in my first group exhibition at the Miami Art Museum (now named Pérez Art Museum Miami).  I would say this was one of the first times I was truly exposed to the art-world. This experience definitely helped me confirm my decision to pursue photography/ visual art.

 

What do you love most about being a photographer?

I love that I'm able to meet different people through photography. My favorite is when clients and even strangers I end up photographing become friends. I also enjoy the freedom to create anything that comes to mind- I'm always thinking/ building a list of new ideas to bring to life with my art.

What are your favorite things to do in your free time?

My top favorite thing:

I take every chance I get to go to concerts/ shows of artist I listen to- I just love the energy of live music!

Typical:

If it's not concerts I would say during my free time, I'm most likely still creating. I do my best to work on personal photo projects with other creatives often. But when I truly want to recharge, I'm definitely in bed binge watching Netflix! 

How would you describe your photography style?

A few words that come to mind are vibrant, clean and candid. 

 


CV

Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography/ May 2016

Selected Group Exhibitions/ Shows

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair: YoungArts Booth S-224, Miami Beach, FL/ 2018

Enlightened: YoungArts Alumni Photography Exhibition, YoungArts Gallery, Miami, FL/ 2017

Unapologetic Negritude, Anacostia Arts Center, Washington, D.C./ 2016

Senior Thesis Show: Looking Up Again and Again, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA/ 2016

Photography Takes Over, Upstream Gallery, Hasting-On-Hudson, NY/ 2016

Slideshow, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL/ 2015, 2016, 2017

Selfie Show, Highlight Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA/ 2015

Artist on Display, Roxbury Open Studios, Boston, MA / 2014

The Artist of Colored Union: Moving on Forward, North Crackatorium, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA / 2013

Compass Art Exhibition, Brandt Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA / 2013

Black Artist Union 2nd Annual Past and Present Show, Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA / 2012

YoungArts Visual Arts and Photography Exhibition, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL / 2012

Awards

YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts, Recognition of exceptional artistic achievement / 2012

Selected Features

New York Post: 6 Rising Art Stars/ December 2018

BostonVoyager Mag: Boston's Most Inspiring Stories/ March 2018

The National YoungArts Foundation: Alumni Journal/ February 2018

BostonVoyager Magazine/ February 2018

Miami Rail/ June 2017

See Me / December 2016

Style Watch / September 2016

Girl Gaze Project / May 2016, August 2016

Flawless Mag, The Comfort Issue #2 (Page 76) / April 2016

Vogue Italia "Best Of" / March 2016

Art Hive Magazine, Issue #9 / March 2014