About

Cindy Del Rio's work explores systems of the movement which propelled her into research of flow, entropy, and body to create her abstract and uncanny sculptures. Her objects remain energetic, continually discovering and evolving to reflect her curiosity of material phenomena and its expanding notion of entropy’s chaos. In her process, Del Rio establishes a playful relationship with various methods, taking them out of their original context and rearranging their form, often with the experiment dictating the final visual outcome. Over time, that evolving test speaks to how the abstraction of the colors and patterns will be incorporated into her work – as emotion, association, or context. Del Rio's practice embodies inventiveness and spontaneity, utilizing structure as a connection to her own experience. 

Born in 1994, Cindy Del Rio received her BFA at Rhode Island School of Design 2018. Del Rio has received awards including RISD Parents Council Grant, and RISD Glass Department Award for Outstanding Growth and Achievement. She has lectured at Rhode Island School of Design. She is based in Los Angeles, California. She has exhibited, including a group show at The Hatch, and a show at the Steel Yard, in Providence, RI.

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Education

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), BFA, 2018, Providence, RI

Studio Arts College International, Sept. - Dec. 2014, Florence, Italy

University of Redlands, Sept. 2012 - Dec. 2014, Redlands, CA

 

Professional Practice: Visiting Artist/Lectures 

2020   Visiting Artist Lecture, Corning Studio, Corning, NY

2018   Thesis Glass Department Lecture, RISD, Providence, RI 

2016   Self Curated Guest Artist Speaker, Donald Sultan, RISD, Providence, RI

 

Professional Experience

2020   Teacher Assistant, “Fluid Dynamics” class, Adrianne Evans, Corning Studio, Corning, NY

-            Assisted and guided students in their glass casting projects

2019   Studio Manager, Master Glass Casting, Daniel Clayman, East Providence, RI

-            High motivated and collaboratively managing Dan’s projects and studio

-            Commission: Chandelier Project: Made archival rubber molds, R&R molds, kiln firing, cold    

              working, gluing over 100 pieces of cast glass in 8 months

2018   Kiln Room Monitor, Glass Department, RISD, Providence, RI

-             Assisted and guided students in kiln setup, loading, firing schedule, firing, annealing

2017   Teacher Assistant, Glass Casting, Adrianne Evans, RISD, Providence, RI 

-             Assisted teacher in preparing for class demonstrations and implementing daily lesson plan

-             Offered outside guidance to students, mold making and kiln scheduling

           Studio Assistant, Glass Casting, Adrianne Evans, RISD, Providence, RI    

-             Assisted and prepared large glass casting molds

           Assistantship, You Don’t Know My Horizon, Kim Faler, Bell Gallery, Providence, RI 

-             Produced ten hand glass casts, mold making, firing and cold working

-             Assisted set-up for exhibition

2016   Apprenticeship, Bead Flame-Working, Elena Rosso, Murano, Italy 

-             Learned traditional Murano glass bead flame-working

           Master Glass Blower Assistant, Paolo Crepax, The Altare, Liguria, Italy

-             Assisted Paolo and Elena in glass blowing during The Altare Glass Festival

2014   Apprenticeship, Paolo Fattori, Furo e Punteruolo, Florence, Italy

-             Learned traditions in leather making

 

Awards

2018  RISD Glass Department Award for Outstanding Growth and Achievement, RISD, Providence, RI

2016  RISD Parents’ Council Fine Art Internship Award, (Murano, Italy), RISD, Providence, RI

 

Exhibitions

2019   Rubber Match, Warren, RI 

2018   Thank You in Part to Our Sponsors, The Hatch, Providence, RI

           Perspective Shapes the Face, Steel Yard, Providence, RI

           Senior Invitational Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

           Glass Department Thesis Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

           Glass Department Triennial Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2017   ISMS: Exploring the Intersectionality of Identities, RISD Illustration Building, Providence, RI 

2014   Studio Exhibition, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy  

 

Collaborative Projects

2018   Square Eggs, Glass Department Hot Nights, RISD Glass Hot Shop, Providence, RI

2017   Sukima: Vertical Glimpses of the Floating World, RISD, Providence, RI

January 2021