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 and video. Her work is held in the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, and Smith College Museum of Art as well as corporate and private collections. Inspired by collecting 19th and early 20th century photographs, and her research on the representation of women throughout history, Greig invented the fictional character of a nineteenth-century cross-dressing female photographer and her male model, M. Claudet, 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.