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CYNDI HIDALGO-KNIES

Cyndi Hidalgo Kneis

A self taught artist and a native of Oxnard, California, Cyndi Hidalgo-Knies’ has been creating art since her childhood. As a young girl, Hidalgo-Knies loved to draw and create paintings. Her concentration in painting would become a source of distraction for young Hidalgo-Knies. This was the beginning of her passion for the arts.

Hidalgo-Knies’ has created a recognizable style with a market-worthy appeal. Her choice of media produces an interesting element to her work. In 1994, Hidalgo-Knies made the decision to leave college with only less than a year of receiving her degree in graphic design. She thought graphic design to be too structured. The fine arts department sparked more of Hidalgo-Knies’ interest. The freedom of self-expression was what always made Hidalgo-Knies enjoy being an artist. Although a profession in graphic design would have been more financially rewarding, this would not have fulfilled her artistically.

Since 1998, Hidalgo-Knies has apprenticed under legendary artist Tony de Carlo. She has participated on numerous mural projects in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Hidalgo-Knies has displayed her artwork in numerous shows and galleries locally. In more recent years, she has displayed her work in Europe. Hidalgo-Knies’ art has also been collected by some of her very own idols and fellow artists.

Hidalgo-Knies has continued her career locally, by participating in exhibitions through out Ventura’s Art scene as well as Ventura Art Walk for the past 6 years. A true philanthropist, she has curated several local events for charities and non profits. In 2003, she participated in a benefit to help raise money for individuals living amongst HIV. In 2005, she organized and curated a large music-art benefit to help raise money for her sister who was diagnosed with breast cancer that year. In 2006, Hidalgo-Knies worked closely with administration of University of New Mexico for a benefit called “Heart Art” to help raise money for those women and children living amongst domestic violence. In 2010, Hidalgo-Knies donated a large piece of her work to Casa Pacifica (a non-profit), in hopes of trying to raise money to help local children and teens at CP, which serves abused neglected and severely disturbed children through out Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

In the future, Hidalgo-Knies plans to continue to evolve artistically by improving and supporting art based projects that  promote the arts in her community as well as the culture that accompanies it.

 

Please also visit Cyndi's website, ArtsyChica.com.

 
CHK01: Pink Flowers CHK02: Flaming Corazon CHK03: The Yellow Flowers CHK04: Sol
Pink Flowers Flaming Corazon The Yellow Flowers Sol
CHK05: The Promise CHK06: Alone CHK07: Alone Tres CHK08: Esperanzas Rebozo
The Promise Alone Alone Tres Esperanzas Rebozo
CHK09: Blu CHK10: Frida Today CHK11: Las Floras Para Ti CHK12: El Centro del Pueblo
Blu Frida Today Las Floras Para Ti El Centro del Pueblo
CHK13: Owl

CHK14: Blissfulness

CHK15: Parallel Lives CHK16: Piensa en Mi
Owl Blissfulness Parallel Lives Piensa en Mi