Surrealism that explores and nutures the community of women.  Articulating Asian American and Chinese American  experiences.  
  Discovering  psychological interiors and female landscapes.

Paintings, Mixed Media, Installation and Curatorial
Current  Events
Chinatown Memory Shop, 2010-2012
mixed media installation by Cynthia Tom

SF Arts Commission artist for "Art in Store Fronts Program."
An imaginary retail store front that collects and showcases memories and mementos of childhood in Chinatown.

950 Grant Ave. between Jackson and Washington.
The best part of Grant Avenue. Go see the exhibit and have a cup of tea at Ten Ren Tea across the street.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Daily Lives - Discards& Variances  Cynthia Tom 2011
Current Works
May 5, 2011- May 27,2011
AAWAA and APICC co-presented
curated by Cynthia Tom

Circus Series: The Cloud Walkers, 20" x 16"
A PLACE OF HER OWN, Atelier. Mixed media, 12' wide, 8' length  x 10' high
The brick and mortar exhibition at SOMArts is gone now, but the images live on in our minds and on fllickr. It is amazing.
Cynthia Tom is the Curatorial Director of this long term project for AAWAA, Asian American Women Artists Association.
For more information

See the Photos: A PLACE OF HER OWN
Recent Past
Read recent SF Chronicle article in the Ovation section on Cynthia's latest endeavors.
photo: Erik Verduzco

A PLACE OF HER OWN in partnership with AAWAA and Asian Women's Shelter
An arts based healing residency This project asks attendees to answer the question." If you had a place of her own, what would it be?". 
It includes a semester of workshops of guided visual meditations and innovative arts making projects, concluding in an arts open house to showcase the work created during the discussions and art workshops.
PLACE is geared towards working with women to transform their lives .
PLACE has taken form as 3 arts exhibitions and one series of workshops geared to non-artist, social service providers as part of their own self-care.
If you want to stay connected to Cynthia about this project to heal women with ancestral trauma and women moving to leadership. - tell me of your interest.

Marin IJ by Vicky Larson

Artist Cynthia Tom, Addresses
Trauma and Trafficking in
Asian American Women's Lives
Asia American Women Celebrate A Place of Their Own
Digital Journal by Jonathan Farrel
Lecture: The Power of Creative Partnerships:
Artists and Social Service Nonprofits To Ignite Social Change
Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
@The Foundation Center-312 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
RSVP online.

Open Studios. Nov 1 & 2, 11-6 pm
1890 Bryant Street Studios @ Mariposa, FACEBOOK event
Cynthia Tom Studio 302
60+ artists in one warehouse. Free admission, easy partking

Exhibition: Dis-Placed
SOMarts Cultural Center, Melorra Green Curator
Date: November 20 - December 20, 2014

Lecture Workshop:Stanford University’s 19th Annual Listen to the Silence [LTS]
Asian Pacific Islander Issues Conference.
Cynthia Tom presents the process behind A PLACE OF HER OWN
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Curatorial director for A PLACE OF HER OWN
Location: TBD
Date: Opening Reception: February/March 2015