Cindy Dominguez is a photographer, visual artist, and arts teacher working from her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dominguez marries traditional photographic techniques with contemporary digital applications, printmaking, and hand sewing to create clean, careful constructs. Her work examines the strength and frailty required in uncovering cultural identity and illustrates the absurdities required by women to find acceptance and belonging. In short, Dominguez’ images are deeply soulful pieces, which jolts viewers and yield ceaseless intrigue.
She studied art history and painting at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah before returning to her native home, New Mexico, in 1984 to study photography. While finishing degrees from the University of New Mexico and College of Santa Fe in Fine Art and Education respectively, Dominguez traveled with purpose. A continuing influence in her art work, living and studying on three continents, she has fine-tuned her aesthetic. More recently she employs bold uses of color and arresting compositions, yielding work that is both fresh and halting.
In the past Dominguez has worked with a variety of black and white darkroom processes, color darkroom processes, large format, and digital imaging. Since 1985 Dominguez has created commissioned photographic works for Austin Chronicle, Santa Fe Magazine, and promo work for various musicians. She has placed work in numerous group and solo shows in Texas and New Mexico and currently teaches Art at Menaul School, an independent boarding school in Albuquerque, New Mexico.