Part country, part Lou Reed, part Patti Smith, part performance artist.
—The Washington Post
Cynthia Hopkins is an internationally acclaimed musical performance artist. Hopkins writes and sings songs, records albums, and creates groundbreaking multi-media performance works that intertwine truth and fiction—blurring the lines between edification and entertainment. Through the process of making performances, she attempts to alchemize disturbance into works of intrigue and hope that simultaneously stimulate the senses, provoke emotion, and enliven the mind. Hopkins has produced six performance works and eight albums of original music. Her work has been honored with many awards, including the 2007 Alpert Award in Theater and a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. Hopkins most recently premiered A Living Documentary and is currently at work on a screenplay, Alcoholic Movie Musical (a tale of self-destruction and redemption).
“In Debt to Art? So Actor’s Piggy Bank Attests: ‘A Living Documentary,’ a Solo Show at New York Live Arts,” The New York Times, March 7, 2014
“Cynthia Hopkins on How to Earn a Living as a New York City Artist,” The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2014