Cynthia Hooper was raised in Los Angeles, educated in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now works and teaches in northern California. She’s long been fascinated by the conceptual complexities and unexpected formal beauty generated by overlooked and environmentally problematic landscapes, and uses video, painting, and interdisciplinary projects to convey these interests. She’s exhibited throughout the U.S. and has collaborated with the Center for Land Use Interpretation and the artists’ collective SIMPARCH. She’s been awarded a Gunk Foundation grant and residencies at the Center for Land Use Interpretation and the Djerassi Resident Artists' Program. Her work has been included in a number of publications, including Ken Ehrlich and Brandon LaBelle’s Surface Tension Supplement No. 1.