Cynthia Mulcahy is a Dallas-based conceptual artist, independent curator and farmer. Her intermedia works range from large-scale public interventions to small quiet gestures and often

defy categorization. Be it a community square dance, farming as street theater, historical markers for public parks created during Jim Crow segregation, or an evening of musical performances to recognize a city park’s forgotten history, Mulcahy’s research-driven practice reflects her training as an historian and often begins in the archive or in her community with a desire to re-investigate the historical record for the present moment. Questioning the divisions between various forms of art-related practice, the artist's work also promotes the concept and practice of art as activism. Mulcahy’s commitment to platforming the work of others through organizing exhibitions has focused on pressing contemporary subjects such as modern warfare and American militarism.

The artist's ongoing body of work, "War Garden," is a playful, but critical, look at the American war machine in all its manifestations. Recent works have addressed not only the history of America's foreign wars, interventions, occupations and invasions, but also domestic wars including the failed war on drugs and the current war on women's privacy rights. Mulcahy's most recent major work, Abortion Seed Library, was delivered to her gallery the day Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Since then, the Abortion Seed Library has been included in exhibitions organized for university gallery and non-profit spaces, cultural centers and online exhibitions in Dallas, Los Angeles and New Orleans.

Mulcahy’s recent projects include War Garden: United States of America 1917-2017, a solo exhibition that examined the last 100 years of U.S. wars (2018, Dallas), Performance as Gesture: Songs for a City Park (2015, Dallas), Engines of War, an exhibition that examined the United States wars in Iraq and Afghanistan co-organized with Charles Dee Mitchell (2013, NYC), Seventeen Hundred Seeds, a site-specific collaboration with Robert Hamilton in a vacant city block (2012, Dallas), and Square Dance: A Community Project, co-organized with curator Leila Grothe at the Trinity River Audubon Center (2011, Dallas). Square Dance was the recipient of an Idea Fund Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Cynthia Mulcahy’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, NPR, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and Glasstire. The artist is represented by Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

American artist Cynthia Mulcahy with Rio de Janeiro school students as part of a free Seventeen Hundred Seeds Workshop at the Biblioteca Parque da Rocinha in the Rocinha favela neighborhood, sponsored by the Brazilian Government, 2013.