Cynthia Mulcahy is a Dallas-based conceptual artist and independent curator. 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, or an evening of musical performances to recognize a public city park’s forgotten history, Mulcahy’s research-driven practice often begins in the archive 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.

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.





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.