Cydney Lewis creates highly personal and intimate work, centering around ideas related to imagination, desire and the integration of art into daily life.
She is drawn to the whimsical. Fashion, architecture, history and the observation of human behavior inspire her work.
Lewis studied ballet for 15 years before pursuing a BS in architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. While working towards a degree, she spent a year in France, where she studied at the Ecole d'Architecture de Versailles. Subsequently, she returned to the performing arts to begin a career in film design where she worked as an art director and production designer for several feature films.
Through designing films, Lewis learned to express mood and emotions through color, character, expression and storytelling. She incorporates her experiences into her artistic practice through the manipulation and transformation of materials.