1991    Received a scholarship to participate in the class Bas­Relief Sculpture at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood Washington
1994    Selected to participate in the class Creating a Story Through Lost Wax Casting at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1992    Oregon School of Art and Craft, Portland, OR 1989    Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 1985    Bachelors of Fine Arts, Illustration Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.


2017 Ash Street Project Summer Session Residency, 2 weeks, Portland Oregon
2016-2017 Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology Residency, 4 months, Otis Oregon 
2016    Leland Iron Works Residency, 1 month, Oregon City, Oregon
2016   Visiting Artist in the Ceramics Department at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada.
2012    Residency, Zentrum für Keramik, Berlin, Germany
 2011    Lecture, Adelphi University, Art Department, Garden City, NY 
2007    Residency, Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, OR
Senior Residency in Ceramics, Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland, OR 
2004    Intersection, selected to observe and create artwork about life within five fire stations located in
Portland OR 2002    Iron Rodeo at Maryhill Museum, Selected to participate in a ten ­day iron casting residency program at the Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

2017 Stuffed, Ditch Projects, Springfield Oregon
2017   Haunt Imogen Gallery, Astoria Oregon
2016    New works, Passages Bookshop, Portland, OR
2015    Battle, ​PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 
2015    My Land​, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
2013    Elsewhere​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR  
2013   Taivassolo Paintings​, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
2012    Berlin Works ​­ Ausstellung von Cynthia Lahti, Zentrum für Keramik, Berlin, Germany 2011    NURSE​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 
2009    Smile​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 
2007    Daughter​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
2005    New Found Land​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 
2004    A Secret History​, Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College, Portland, OR 
2002    Sculpture and Drawings​, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 
2000    New Works​, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 
1997    New Views​, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1997   The Art Gym​, Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego, OR 
1994    Heads​, A Site­Specific Installation, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR 
1993    Dresses​, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR 1990    Blue Gallery, Portland, OR 
1989    Northwest Artist Workshop, Portland, OR

2017 Doom Town, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland Oregon

2017 Conspire, Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland Oregon
2016    Symptomatic, ​Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA, two person exhibition with Harriet Sanderson
2016    Artwork Northwest, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg Or, Best of Show prize
2016      Cut it Out juried collage exhibition, Ellensburg, WA, Best Use of Traditional Collage Processes prize
2014    Winter Coat​, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, (​traveling)​Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Eugene, OR; Sheppard Contemporary, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, UT; Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR
2013    The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Northwest Art Fourth Floor Gallery Annual Installation, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2012    Portland2012 Biennial,​Disjecta, Portland, OR/Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR 
2011    The Return of the Native​, two­person show, KALA @ HIPFiSHmonthly, Astoria, OR
2011​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
2010    Forget Me Not​, Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial 
2010​, juried exhibition, Bellevue, WA Texas National​, Juried by Judy Pfaff, Nacogdoches, TX Group Show​, 
PDX Across the Hall, Portland, OR
2009    Portland Comes To Astoria,​Astoria, OR 
2008    Kinda Like a Buffet​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Works in glass​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
OCAC Studio School Instructor Show​, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR 2007    Artist in Residence Exhibition​, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR 2006    Portrait Show​, Hall Gallery, Portland OR 
2005    Next​, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 
2003    Sculptural Invitationa​l, Campbell Hall Gallery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR Iron Rodeo​, Spokane Falls Community College Art Gallery, Spokane, WA 2003  Core Sample, An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Portland Art Now,​Portland, OR (Included in the shows Crafty, The Hunt, and Draw) Bibliocosmos​, Douglas Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR 
2003  Iron Rodeo​, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA 
2003  Eighteen Women​, curated by Prudence Roberts and William Ittman, The Art Center Gallery, Community College, Astoria, OR
2002    7th Outdoor Sculpture Invitational​, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA Art
2001    Art Objects: PDX at Portland International Airport​, Portland, OR 
1998    Way In: An Exhibition of Glass Doors​, The Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland OR (Commissioned to create cast glass relief panels, which were incorporated into a door)

2017 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
2015    Bonnie Bronson Fellow, Oregon Community Foundation 
2013    Hallie Ford Fellow, Ford Family Foundation 2010    Finalist, Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland, OR 
2009    Nominee, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking,
Photography, Video, and Craft Media. 
2008    Career Opportunity Grant for Artists, Oregon Arts Commission 
2006    Artist Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR

2017    Child Trees, Shirin-Yoku Art Hike, Astoria Or
2004    A Secret History​, Reed College Library Cases, Portland, OR 
1998    Portland Building Installation Space, Portland, OR, Diorama, (a site-­specific installationcontaining drawn and sculpted elements) 
1994    Heads​, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR 
1993    Dresses​, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR

2008    SNOW​: an interactive, site­specific installation, Portland, OR
2004    Interstate Max Public Art, TriMet, Portland OR; drawing reproduced in enamel on steel 
2003    Intersection, residency to create artwork about life in five fire stations in Portland, OR
2002    The Drawing Center, New York, NY; drawings accepted into Registry 
1998    Way In: An Exhibition of Glass Doors​, The Bullseye Connection, Portland, OR 1995    Visual Chronicle of Portland, Drawing commissioned for inclusion into the Visual Chronicle of Portland art collection.

2014    Baer, April, “Nov. 8, 2014: Art From Short Stories”, State or Wonder, Oregon Public Radio,­of­wonder­nov­8­2014/ , November 8, 2014
2012    Vaeth, Sarah, “Portland2012 at Disjecta Portland,” ARTWRIT, March 2012 
Lechner, Jenna, “Welcome to Portland, 2012,” Daily Serving, March 20, 2012
2011    Lechner, Jenna, “Commanding Compassion: The Intimate Sculptures of Cynthia Lahti,” The Portland Mercury Sept. 15, 2011.
Hicks, Bob, “On First Thursday, summer’s artistic swan song,” The Oregonian, Sept. 1, 2011.
“First Thursday Picks September 2011,” PORT, Sept. 1, 2011. 
“Cynthia Lahti,” Plazm, no. 30, 2011. 
Hesa Inprint, issue #7, August 2011.
“Cynthia Lahti,” Ceramics Now Magazine, March 2011. 
Kangas, Matthew, “Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown,” Ceramics Monthly, April 2011.
2009    “First Thursday Picks,” PORT, April 2009. 
2008    Shapton, Leanne, “Style Dispatch, Portland, OR,” Elle, December, 2008, p. 96. 2007    Raymond, Jon, “Cynthia Lahti: PDX Contemporary,” Artforum, September 2007.
Norris, T.J., “Mayday, Mayday, TJNORRIS.NET, May 5th, 2007.
“First Thursday Picks: May 2007,” PORT, May 2007. 2006    
Raymond, Jon, “Schims: Less Gloom in Doom Town,” Modern Painters, November 2006.
Roberts, Prudence, “Cynthia Lahti at PDX Contemporary Art,” Artweek 2006. 
2005    Motley, John, “Cynthia Lahti,” The Portland Mercury, December 22, 2005.
Peterson, Isaac, “New Found Land ­ Cynthia Lahti at PDX,” PORT, December 21, 2005. Kendellen, Peggy, “ Artits + Firefighters + Memorable Experiences,” Art Notes, The Regional Arts & Culture Council, Vol. 10 No. 6, May/June 2005, p.1.
2004    Gragg, Randy, and Matthew Stadler, editors, Core Sample: Portland Art Now, Clear Cut Press, 
Raymond, Camela, “Art Diary,” The Organ Review of Arts, Portland OR, Jan/Feb 2004, p.4.
2003    The Organ Review of Arts, Portland OR., Feb/March 2003, p.6 (drawing). 
2002    Hall, Stan, “Ten Day Planner,” The Oregonian, May 31, 2002, p. 31, A&E. 2000    Row, D.K., “Critics Picks,” The Oregonian, February 3, 
2000. 1997    Gragg, Randy, “Images in Plaster,” The Oregonian, August 1, 1997.
Row, D.K. “The Gothic Images, “ Willamette Week, July 16, 
1997. Caldwell, Frances, “Portland Women Make it in the Gallery Scene,” The Woman’s Journal, p. 10, July 1997. 
Cynthia Lahti, Small Plaster Relief Sculptures, exhib. cat. The Art Gym, Marylhurst University,    OR, February 1997.


Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Columbia University Library
University of California Santa Barbara Library
Stanford University Library
Portland Art Museum, Portland Or 
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR 
Reed College, Portland, OR 
Boise Art Museum, Boise,ID 
lumber room, Portland, OR 
King County Public Art Collection, Harborview Medical Center Collection, Seattle, WA 
Oregon Health Sciences, Portland, OR 
Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus, Portland, OR

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