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Cindy Hinant Biography

Cindy Hinant acknowledges the utopian space of Minimalism by simultaneously embracing and subverting the monochrome and grid in her work. Superimposing rigid structures such as the grid onto images of celebrities, Hinant legitimizes representations that are often dismissed as lacking depth. Exploring what she calls “an aesthetics of violation,” Hinant riffs on the commodification of female sexuality seen in gossip magazines and sex tapes proliferated in popular culture.


Cindy Hinant (b. 1984, Indianapolis) received a BFA from the Herron School of Art and Design and holds a MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has been the recipient of the Robert D. Beckman Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship and the Edward Albee Visual Artist-in-Residence Fellowship. She has had solo shows at MuseumofAmericabooks, Brooklyn (2017); Interstitial, Seattle (2015); Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York (2012); and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis (2008). She has also participated in group exhibitions and screenings at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); the Lenbachhaus Munich, Munich (2015); the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo (2014); the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2013); and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2011). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, and Bedford + Bowery, among others. Hinant lives and works in New York.