Cindy Jian is an interdisciplinary Chinese-American artist, born in Guangzhou and now based in Brooklyn. She works with painting, installation, furniture, sculpture, and photography. She often combines figurative elements with abstract gestures, and incorporates site-specific found materials into her works.






Columbia University, New York, NY
Summer Painting Intensive, 2017

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
MA. Social Design, 2013-2014
BFA. Environmental Design, 2009-2013
Summa Cum Laude  

Danish Institute of Study Abroad, Copenhagen, DK  
Interior Architecture, 2012


2016          Market Street Prototyping Festival Grant
2013          Special Events Grant, Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts
2013          Community Arts Grant, Office of Community Engagement, MICA
2012          Departmental Award, Environmental Design, MICA
2011          Winifred Gordon Travel Scholarship, MICA
2009-13     Dean's List, MICA
2009-13     Trustee Scholar, MICA


Oct-Nov 2014     Fortnight, IDEO Boston, MA