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Cynthia Pareja

Cynthia Pareja


“My paintings emerge from personal feelings that are part of my internal world, that has increasingly found itself building a reality that lives around but outside the universe we see everyday.”

Introducing Cynthia, the second artist chosen for our 2021 Just Imagine Residency Program. Over the next several weeks, Cynthia will be taking over the Liquitex studio at Manufacturers Village, exploring our professional mediums in her mixed media and collage work:

“Abstraction and collages are my main type of work, mixing shapes with photography and pieces from unfinished paintings, I create their own universe, manifested by an emotional process. I am always trying to reinvent myself and finding inspiration everywhere and everyday.”

Be sure to follow along throughout Cynthia’s residency to learn more about her, her process, and her work.

Just Imagine Residency: Acrylic Mediums

East Orange, New Jersey


Below are some of Mekia's favorite Liquitex colors, selected from her studio during her Acrylic Gouache residency. Discover our complete Acrylic Gouache range here.


Watch the recording of our Instagram live interview with Mekia and Rebecca Byrne and learn more about her background, inspiration and work.

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