Cynthia Guild uses freighters as metaphoric portraits to simultaneously embody strength, the power of will, and vulnerability, bringing to mind the journey that constitutes an individual’s lifetime, much like the passage of ships on the sea. Many of the paintings are worked from web surveillance camera images, bringing a peculiar distance to the work.
Guild received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts in printmaking, focusing on lithography and monotype. Now primarily a painter, she has carried over her printmaker’s interest in process and gesture. Guild has exhibited widely in the US and Cuba and was recently featured in an exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum. An avid sailor, Guild currently lives and works in Stonington CT.