Cindy Rosten Murray was born in Syracuse, New York, and raised in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Cindy's career has taken her to Milwaukee, New York City, Orlando, and she now resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Curiosity-driven, Cindy’s work explores cultural landscapes with an eye toward social observations, contrasts, and wit.  If you, the viewer, gain inspiration or a new and different perspective from seeing Cindy's work, she believes the experience is collaborative and mutually rewarding. 

Cindy's life journey has enabled opportunities to travel the United States, El Salvador, Canada, Israel, Europe, Iceland, Hong Kong, China, and Vietnam.  Her volunteer work provides rich connectivity working alongside local people in Central Florida, in Costa Rican coffee fields, on job sites rebuilding West Virginian miners' homes, while preparing meals with Blackfeet Indians in Montana, and practicing English with migrant workers in South Florida, meat packers in Southwestern Minnesota, teenagers in the mountains of Poland, and with children and adults in Cuba.

Cindy’s photos have exhibited nationally at venues including the Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, the Minneapolis Photo Center, SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC, the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL, and Avenue West Gallery in Spokane, WA.

Cindy is the creator and producer of ART TOUR, funded, in part, by an AWESOME Foundation grant, which was presented during the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.  ART TOUR enabled patrons to experience Central Florida’s rich community of visual art along with some of the area’s most innovative and talented actors.

Cindy is the recipient of a United Arts of Central Florida Artist Development Grant and was selected as a Fellow at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences.  She was also a Studio Artist at Crealde School of Art.

She received her BA in Theatre & Drama at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Dual Masters in HR Management & Development from Webster University.

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