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
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
February 26, 2014, 6-9 pm
@ 1890 Bryant St's Gallery 302
Curatorial director: Cynthia Tom
Location: 1890 Bryant St. - Gallery 302
Show runs: February/March 2015


TWO San Francisco Open Studios
1.  The POINT Shipyard
April 18 & 19, 2015 11-6 pm
2. 1890 Bryant St. Studios
With CRIS MATOS- new paintings
April 24, 6-9 pm, Friday
April 25 & 26, 2015 11-6 pm

1890 Bryant Street Studios
60+ artists in one warehouse. Free admission, easy partking