Florida Artist Cecil Herring
is a painter, sculptor, wearable art designer, jeweler, photographer
and digital fine artist. As a photojournalist, Cecil was first
inspired to create space art when she covered the rocket launches
to the moon during the Apollo Space Missions.
"I saw huge rockets lifting off at the Cape as I stood less than 3 miles away at the press site!"
She calls her works "Spacescapes®" the name she created for her New York sculpture installation.
Cecil has had 28 solo shows in New York, Miami, Orlando, Gainesville and other Central Florida cities. Her works also were included in juried and invitational shows in San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles, Beijing, China, Regen, Germany and Cologne, Germany. She was invited to show her digital work in a juried exhibiton "Women On-Line World Wide" at the 4th Women's Conference in Bejing, China. Recently, her works were shown in the "Electronic Energy" a 'Cyber Wall' digital extravaganza at Cologne Art Fair, 2004.
Cecil holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities, the Arts - sculpture, painting, writing, music and theatre from University of Central Florida. She studied painting with Emil Holzhauer, Hiram Williams and P.R. McIntosh, welding with George Gaich, electroforming with Stanley Lechtzin, at Arrowmont School of the Arts., Gatlinburg, TN and digital art at McFatter Technical School in Davie, FL. In 1996 she designed the curriculum and helped set up a new digital art department at Stetson University called The Digital Institute. She also taught digital art at Stetson.
In 2000, she won a Kodak National Innovator Award for large format digital printing. Her digital work "Koi" was published in Photography, 7th Edition, published by Prentice-Hall. 2002.
In 2004, she had a 2 person digital show in Avalon Gallery, was invited by Disney EPCOT Village to show a new bronze sculpture at the International Flower Show Sculpture Garden. She also exhibited at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, Orlando City Hall, Sanford City Hall, and was awarded Best in Show, purchase award for a painting selected for the Orlando Modern Art Collection..
Her works are in the collections of President and 1st Lady Gerald R. Ford in the Ford Museum, Grand Rapds, MI, University of Florida Medical Library, Cocoa Beach High School, Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., Heart of Florida United Way, St. Charles Cathedral, Orlando, FL, 1st Presbyterian Church of Orlando, Phase 2 Publishing, Los Angeles, Paulucci Enterprises, Sanford, FL and in other corporate and private collections.
Visit Cecil's On-line Gallery at http://www.spacescapes.com/