ABOUT  
CYNTHIA GREIG
My work explores the exchange of influence between perception and experience, and the photograph’s role in negotiating what we consider to be real or true. 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.  
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, George Eastman 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.