Cynthu Muthusamy is multidisciplinary artist and craftsperson living in Baltimore, MD. In May of 2014, she received her BFA in Printmaking and Humanistic Studies with a concentration in Book Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. Cynthu is a first generation American, who spent her childhood traveling between her home in New Jersey and the South Indian region of Tamil Nadu. Her research in indigenous culture, Goddess worship, and post-colonial identity has lead her to create artworks that integrate the fields of fine art printmaking, performance art, ceramics, and academic writing. She currently works as a behavioral therapist for children with autism while maintaining her art making and co-owned business, Hamsa Handmade. Cynthu recognizes art as a powerful tool for education, therapy, and strengthening community.  She strives to raise awareness in earth revering traditions, as well as to incorporate sustainable practices in daily life and artistic practices.