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< Cynthia Grow
United States

ARTSY

ARTSPER

BIOGRAPHY

Cynthia Grow is a visual artist whose work explores the interstices between art and language. Influenced by her studies in literature, she works alternately between abstract paintings and text-based works on paper. She harnesses the same sources of inspiration for both – language and memory – and achieves an overall aesthetic signature marked by strong senses of mood, poetry, and atmosphere.

Cynthia studied painting at Accademia d’Arte in Florence, Italy and has completed projects at residencies throughout Italy and Spain as well as seminars at New York Studio School, National Academy School of Fine Art, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In addition to studio training, she completed a Graduate program at Christie’s Education New York and holds a Master’s degree in Modern Arts & Literature.

She has exhibited works in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami as well as galleries and cultural centers in Europe including Florence, Venice, Rome, Madrid, and Barcelona. Her work has been featured in prizes, publications, and exhibitions across both continents.

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EDUCATION

Christie’s Education, New York, NY, Graduate Certificate, Modern Art, Connoisseurship & Art Market

Accademia d’Arte, Florence, Italy, Diploma, Classic & Contemporary Painting

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Master of Arts, Modern Art & Literature

STUDIO SEMINARS | WORKSHOPS

New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, & Sculpture, New York, NY

Palazzo Spinelli Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro, Florence, Italy

National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York, NY

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS | GRANTS | RESIDENCIES

Arte Laguna Prize, First Selection by International Jury, 16th Edition, Venice, Italy, 2021-2022

Dialogs 2020 Contemporary Connections, Atelier97 Arte Contemporanea, La Spezia, Italy, Finalist 2021

YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art Prize, Milan, Italy 20/21, Finalist

ITSLIQUID International 7th Edition,Venice, Italy, Finalist – Honorable Mention 2020

Create! Magazine, Issue XX – Honorable Mention 2020

redPoint Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain, Residency & Project 2019

Barcelona International Gallery Awards Finalist Winner 2018

Jiwar Creation & Society, Barcelona, Spain, Residency & Project 2018

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Artist Opportunity Grant 2016

Jiwar Creation & Society, Barcelona, Spain, Residency & Project 2016

Untitled BCN, Barcelona, Spain, Residency & Project 2015

Centre d’Arte La Rectoria, Sant Pere de Vilamajor, Spain, Fellowship and Production Grant, Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura 2014

Linea de Costa Artist in Residence, Cádiz, Spain, Production Grant 2014

33 Officina Creativa, Toffia, Italy, Residency Grant 2013

Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain, Fellowship 2010, 2011, 2014

Arte | Vita, Florence, Venice, & Lucca, Italy 2000

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

“Correspondència Amorosa,” Jiwar Creation & Society, Barcelona, Spain 2016

“Tardor,” Centre d’ Arte La Rectoria, Sant Pere de Vilamajor, Spain 2014

“Memòria,” Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain 2014

“Vespre,” Galeria El Bruc, El Bruc, Spain 2011

“Fantasmas de Cosas Recordades,” Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain 2010

“Night Sea,” Golden Belt Arts, Durham, NC 2009

“Letters from the Surface of the Earth,” Golden Belt Arts, Durham, NC 2008

“Recording the Invisible,” West Village, Durham, NC 2006


PROJECTS | SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS | ART FAIRS

Innsbruck International Contemporary Art Fair (Monat Gallery Madrid Booth), Innsbruck, Austria 2022

Superfine LA Art Fair, DTLA Magic Box, Los Angeles, CA 2022

Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA 2022

Artbox.Project Palma 1.0, Casa del Arte, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2022

Swiss Art Expo | Artbox.Project Zurich 4.0, Zurich, Switzerland 2022

Artbox.Project Venezia 1.0 | Tana Art Space, Venice, Italy 2022

Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Dallas, TX 2022

Superfine Miami Art Fair,1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 2022

Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY 2021

The Other Art Fair | Saatchi Art Global Virtual Edition, autumn 2021

Vins Petxina – Catalan Wines, Manresa, Catalunya, Spain, Vi Brisat Wine Label Design, 2021

Swiss Art Expo | Artbox.Project Zurich 3.0, Zurich, Switzerland 2021

Summer II Contemporary Collective, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX 2021

The Other Art Fair | Saatchi Art Global Virtual Edition, spring 2021

Artbox.Project Barcelona 1.0, Art Metropole, Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain 2021

Dialogs 2020 Contemporary Connection, Atelier97 Arte Contemporanea, La Spezia, Italy 2021

Artbox.Project World 1.0, Zurich, Switzerland 2021

Swiss Art Expo | Artbox.Project Zurich 2.0, Zurich, Switzerland 2020

Eduardo Lira Gallery | Artbox.Projects 2.0 Miami, Wynwood Arts District, Miami FL 2019

Satura Palazzo Stella Associazione Culturale, Columbus Day Exhibition, Genoa, Italy 2019

Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Dallas, TX 2019

Swiss Art Expo | Artbox.Project, Zurich, Switzerland 2019

Espronceda Center for Art & Culture – Art Lover Ground, Barcelona, Spain 2019

Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY 2019

LA Art Show, Artifact Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2019

Spectrum Miami, Mana Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL 2018

CAGE BCN Gallery BIG Awards Collective Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain 2018

Monaco Yacht Show, Artifact Gallery Principality of Monaco, 2018

Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY 2018

Architectural Digest Design Show, Artifact Gallery, New York, NY 2018

Artbox.Project New York 1.0, Stricoff Gallery, Armory Art Week, New York, NY 2018

Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY 2017

Fira Internacional d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 2016

“Dos,“ Untitled BCN, Barcelona, Spain 2015

“Tu | Jo,“ World Poetry Day, Institution of Catalan Letters, Barcelona, Spain 2015

“Going Home,” Galerija Mandžić, Tuzla, Bosnia 2013

“Ora | Noi,” – Ocupacción Poética, Centro Storico, Rome, Italy 2013

Open Studios Week Madrid, Madrid, Spain 2012

STATEMENT

My work is informed by literature, poetry, philosophy, film, and of course, my own experiences. I explore the interstices between art and language, engaging themes of memory, desire, and complex interpersonal relationships. I prefer to play on the idea of ambiguity. The liminal, the spaces in between. Of the absent or hidden, the imperceptible, the unspoken – the things felt but unseen. Perhaps a complicit glance, a brief and silent accord. Moments that transcend time, space, language, and culture. Memory. And what remains.

​Presence of Absence. Mystery. Silence. In both art and in life, I find what is hidden or obscured more compelling than the overt. I believe that hiding part of the world is inherent to the act of showing the world. For this reason, I prefer to leave ambiguity in my work, regardless the medium. Similar to the poet’s sense of reduced language to communicate, creating mood and meaning where there may be no obvious story. Posing a question minus the answer, I offer the viewer to become an important determiner of meaning; allowing space to experience his own feeling, to arrive at his own conclusion.

​In the end, ambiguity is always the theme I seem to return to. Searching for something imperceptible. For something haunting in the work, perhaps in a place, maybe in the other, but mostly, I imagine, in myself.