A native of the architecturally progressive prairie town of Columbus, Indiana, Cynthia was formally educated at Miami University of Ohio (BFA) and University of Kentucky (MFA). She has been the recipient of several grants, the funds of which have enabled projects such as Stories About Mountaintop Removal, The Counterpane, and Freedom Summer Paintings: A Mississippi Season of Harassment, Terrorism and Progress. Currently in the studio is an anti-racism series as well as a save the planet because we must series. There’s so much work to do.
She is involved in The Postcard Project, an ongoing 30 year collaboration with Leslie Keats of San Francisco. More than 1300 postcards have been created and circulated. Currently she has some recent pieces on display at Atèa and at Le Deauville in Lexington, and she works out of studios at both her home and 199 E. Loudon Avenue.
Cynthia does not hate the shorter days and lower angle of the sun and doesn’t throw away much.