Pro-Bono Artistic, Development and Curatorial director for Asian American Women Artists Association
Founder and Facilitator: A PLACE OF HER OWN: An Arts & Healing Residency and Exhibition
Art Medium -Painting, mixed media, installation, cultural+ social issues, curatorial, arts and healing
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 EATING CULTURES: Stop Consuming Our Women and Children, AAWAA, SF, CA
2013 A PLACE OF HER OWN mural, 5 Elisabets, Barcelona, Catalunya, Fernando Borras curator
2013 Alchemy, Chapter 2 ,Guest artist for Dia de Los Muertos, Rene Yanez curator, SF, CA
2013 underCurrents, Human Trafficking: A Rich Cultural Tradition, SomArts Cultural Center, SF
2012 How to Earn Your Cloud,Curator Inson Choy for the Museum of Art Los Gatos.
2012 Discards & Variances II, Human Trafficking, Chinese Historical Society, SF, CA
2012 Arts of Pacific Asia, Invitational Contemporary Arts Initiative, Fort Mason, SF, CA
2011 INdiVisible, 3 Artists UC Santa Barbara MC Gallery, Santa Barbara
2011 Women Artists of the Bay Area, Donna Segar juror, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, CA
2011 Discards & Variances, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2009-2011 Curator, A PLACE OF HER OWN, AAWAA – De Young Museum, Driftwood, SomArts Cultural Center and 2010-2014 A PLACE – 2 time awardee,SF Arts Commission’s “ Arts and Communities Innovative Partnerships”
2009 5th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago. Juror: Gregg Hertzlieb,
2009 Hybridity-Guest Installation Artist, Rio Yanez Curator, SomArts Cultural Centre, San Francisco
2008 East Meets West, ArtSF Gallery, 49 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 How to Earn Your Cloud, Towers Gallery, Cloverdale Ca.
2010-2013 SF Arts Commission -Art in Storefronts, Chinatown Memory Shop- 950 GRANT AVE., SF
2006 Undiscovered Research, Artist in Residence Program, Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Selected Publications and Interviews
2014 Marin IJ – Cynthia Tom’s Long Journey, Vicky Larson.
2012 Chronicle Ovation: Cynthia Tom Finds Her Place, Stephenie Wright Hession
2011 Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, The Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists (New Directions in American History) edited by Jill Fields.
2011 KPFA Radio – A PLACE OF HER OWN, The Curator, Veronica Faisant, NPR
2010 NPR Radio- Tell Me More-Tony Cox, Wash, D.C., Women Artists Find Their Place
2011 Traces: Politics and Poetics of post-colonial East-Asian women artists in California by Laura Fantone PhD, University Padua, Italy, UC Berkeley for Gender professor Art Institute San Francisco
2008 ABC Channel 7 – Profiles of Excellence, Emerging Leaders in San Francisco
2007 Cheers To Muses, an Anthology of Contemporary Work by Asian American Women.
2003 Women Artists of the American West, Book, e-book curriculum, Susan Ressler PhD., editor, Purdue University Press.
2002 Dreaming with Eyes Wide Open, Artist in Residence at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums, SF Arts
Selected Guest Lectures and Workshops
2009- 2013 Feminism and Asian American women artists, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State Asian American studies lecturer
2012 State of Asian American Women in the Arts, College Art Association, New York
2012 Re-Pairing, re-imagine discarded treasures, sewing, mixed media, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF
2002-2003 Artist in Residence: The Legion of Honor and the de Young Museum Art Center, SF