Cyd Bown is a contemporary artist working in sculpture, architecture, and installations. She lives and works in the Mojave Desert. She was raised in upstate New York and has lived, worked and studied in North America, Africa, and Europe. In February 2014 one of Cyd's works was dedicated, and is on permanent display in the lobby of the City of Las Vegas DSC building. Cyd is on Pre-Qualified Artist Rosters with various cities, and has been selected as a public art finalist for indoor and outdoor commissioned works. Within the past few years she's received a Nevada Arts Council Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and a Puffin Foundation Grant. Her work is in various collections including: MERCK and Co., Inc.; Brigham Young University Library; State of Utah Fine Art Collection; and City of Las Vegas Permanent Art Collection; and various private collections.