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Cynthia Tom

Cultural Surrealist | Visual Artist | Cultural and Women focused Curator | Community Artist Activist | Founder of A PLACE of HER OWN | Board President -Asian American Women Artists Association

Cynthia Tom uses visual art as a means to transform her soul. She is a visual mixed-media artist, painter and curator who likes to play with the accepted norm, tossing non-verbal questions into the air for our consideration. Her art is known as a source of inspiration for healing, empowerment, spirituality and change, fostering dialog and building community in innovative ways.

She is a seeker and philosopher about issues in her life, her ancestors and the community of women. Painting, mixed media, art installation, and curatorial projects are her means of expression

As a Cultural Curator and Community Art Activist, she artistically integrates cultural roots and community needs to drive Social Change on a heart level. She is the Founder | Curator | Executive Director of A PLACE of HER OWN: An Arts based Healing and Transformation Residency.

Cynthia feels a strong responsibility as an artist to create engaging modalities that share truths and spur us collectively into action. She believes we as artists have the power to educate deeply at the heart level to create profound changes in how people perceive their communities, urging the call for social justice on a soul level.

Her work has been exhibited at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the De Young Museum, Rutgers’s University, Los

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