Cecilia Leonora Vargas is a Chicago-based contemporary art curator and writer. Currently, she is the Art Coordinator at Waubonsee Community College, where she works with the exhibitions, visiting artist and collections programs. 

Vargas received a dual M.A. in Art History, Theory and Criticism, as well as in Arts Administration and Policy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC); and a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University.

In 2015 she was a guest writer for an exhibition catalog with Carthage College (Kenosha, WI); and she curated in Chicago at ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) Projects, and the Terrain Biennial.