Cynthia’s formal training was in printmaking and art history, and she was awarded an NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Visual Arts Fellowship in Crafts, taught at the FIT (Fashion Institute/NYC), and her work has been included in museum group exhibitions including at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum/NYC, while garnering commissions from other museums and the Metropolitan Transit Authority/NYC, as well as private and corporate clients like Citicorp’s headquarters in Delaware. And for 30-years, she was the founder-director of the NYC nonprofit Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI). http://atwww.asci.org
Now, returning to her artist roots, Cynthia’s artwork is born out of deep concern about the type of world young people are inheriting because of the ravages of climate change. She is up-cycling her past “maker” techniques and styles to create public engagement projects that address the social and cultural challenges of our rapidly warming planet. Some of these challenges include climate anxiety and despair, school and public disinformation, and our society’s lack of fundamental ecological and climate change education, among others.
Cynthia’s designs and intergenerational educational projects [including a workshop video about how to transform a baseball cap into a Climate Change EmergencyCap] are at her website at https://ArtSci-Climate.com