Cindy Tower

Cindy Tower is the daughter of a military test pilot. Tower was born on Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. After hitchhiking to New York City from Ithaca (Cornell University BFA) in 1980, Tower became an early pioneer of the Williamsburg art scene. Tower received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego, in 1988, and studied with Allan Kaprow and Eleanor Antin. Tower focused on sculpture for over twenty years, painting over the last decade.


Tower has exhibited nationally and was the focus of numerous one-person exhibitions including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Patrice Landau Gallery, Trans Hudson, Serge Sorokko Gallery in New York, and Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis. Tower survived as a freelance artist in New York working in the television and publishing industries through much of the last decade. In 2005 she moved to St. Louis to capture disappearing industries, and has been visiting assistant professor at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. She has lectured and taught at The New York Studio School in Manhattan, and as visiting artist at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and at The Savannah College of Art and Design.



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Tower describes "Buddha Belly" as a consumption meditation. This short depicts Tower's hand-crafted renderings of Buddha on oil drums, animated and wandering around a strange American landscapes where dinosaurs once roamed. Briefly the characters venture to a subconscious underworld in which primordial urges/indulgences prevail in this short, personal Odyssey. This project begun by recording the hydraulic harvest (tracking) of natural gas in Southwestern Texas and Southeastern Idaho--with sound and animated -oil-barrel-visuals added later, 2013.

Wedding Dress Home


Installation - 4'x4'x6' dress and tent stakes

Tower took photos of herself in a wedding dress which converts into a tent, however, the "bride" must carry the tent stakes along with her.

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