ABOUT  
CYNTHIA GREIG
Inspired by photography's unique role in negotiating what we believe to be real or true, my work investigates the persuasive power of the photographic image and the exchange of influence between perception and experience. For me, the coexistence of contradictions marks the moment when apparent realities collide. When we recognize that something is both askew and right on the mark, confusion and/or enlightenment usually follow. Humor and irony often color my work as I play with visual miscues and the deceptive nature of appearances. I'm interested in how the visual image transmits information and values, infiltrates our consciousness, occupies our memories, and influences our understanding of the world we live in.  
Cynthia Greig is a visual artist working primarily in photography, video and installation. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad, and is held in the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, GeorgeEastman Museum, Rochester, NY, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, MOCA London, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives, and Smith College Museum of Art as well as corporate and private collections. Inspired by collecting 19th and early 20th century photographs, she began researching the history of the representation of women, which led to inventing the fictional character of a nineteenth-century cross-dressing female photographer, as part of her installation, New Eden: The Life and Work of Isabelle Raymond. Along with fellow artist and collector Cate Smith, Greig co-authored the book of photographs, Women in Pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls and Other Renegades, published by Harry N. Abrams in 2003.