Cynthia Wooley lived in California, Mexico and Spain before settling in New Mexico.  She attended the graduate program in creative writing at the University of New Mexico, where Rudolfo Anaya chaired her thesis committee. Cynthia is a teacher of English, writing, art and dance to many, from immigrants to inmates, for over forty years.  She is published most notably in The Santa Fe New Mexican, New Mexico Magazine, and Blue Mesa Review. Her photography has premiered in one-woman and group photo shows in Chiapas, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Princeton University and Albuquerque.  She is in the band “La Rondalla de Albuquerque” and lives near the Rio Grande in New Mexico with her pups.


1990: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
Master’s Degree in English, emphasis in creative writing.

1987-88: Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.

1982-83: Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design
Los Angeles, CA, photography program.

1978-79: San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
photography program.

Summer 1977: Apprenticeship to photographer Norman Seeff

1974-76: Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA.
writing and photography program.