Cynthia Cruz was born in Miami FL, she received her MFA from Goldsmiths University of London in 2014. She has exhibited in several notable galleries and institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami for film screening Optic Nerve. Her sound and moving image collaborative GROK had a video at the Focal Point Gallery for the Big Screen Southend. She won the ACME studio award for her MFA show in 2014 and had her solo show at ACME project space in Oct 2015. She was shortlisted for the Griffin Art prize in 2016 and exhibited her work in the Griffin Gallery as one of the shortlisted artists. She was chosen for the Elephant residency in 2019. She has also co curated two painting exhibitions at ASC gallery and TAP in Southend. Cynthia was in a two person show in 2019 at Thames- Side Studios Gallery. She was in a group show at the David Castillo Gallery for Art Basel Miami 2018.