Cynthia Brinich-Langlois grew up in Bethel, Alaska—a small town on the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta. She attended Kenyon College, where she studied Studio Art and  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 Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, RedLine Milwaukee, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, 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 Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, NM, 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 Center for Art + Environment collection at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno.

Brinich-Langlois is the Print & Narrative Forms area technician and teaches printmaking and digital art as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she continues to make work that explores the intricacies of the natural world.