Cynthia Brinich-Langlois grew up in Bethel, Alaska—a small town on the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta. She attended Kenyon College, where she majored in Studio Art and minored in Environmental Biology. While completing an MFA in Printmaking from the University of New Mexico, she participated in Land Arts of the American West and the Tamarind Institute’s Collaborative Lithography program.
Brinich-Langlois has been an artist in residence at Wilson College, Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, RedLine Milwaukee, and the Ucross Foundation, where she collaborated with other artists and scientists to create a multifaceted portrait of place. She has exhibited her prints, books, and video animations in solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad, including at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Awagami Factory, Yoshinogawa City, Japan, A1LabArts in Knoxville, TN, Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO, Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, NM, Firehouse Gallery in Louisville, GA, Atelier 6000 in Bend, OR, WORK Ann Arbor, Artspace in Richmond, VA, Purdue University Galleries, Creative Research Laboratory in Austin, TX, and Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, WI, among others. Her work is included in the Iowa Print Group archive at the University of Iowa, as well as the Land Arts of the American West archive collection at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno.
Brinich-Langlois is the Print and Narrative Forms area technician and teaches digital art as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has conducted numerous workshops and demonstrations, including a steamroller-printing event at Milwaukee Maker Faire, a cyanotype botanicals workshop in Wyoming, and a stop-motion storytelling class for youth in rural Alaska. She has given lectures and shared her work in various presentations, including as the Virginia A. Myers Visiting Artist in Printmaking at the University of Iowa and as an exhibiting artist at the Urban Ecology Center, where she also led a hands-on workshop for high school students to draw attention to the decline of amphibian populations worldwide. Brinich-Langlois has recently displayed work at the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and as well as at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.