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Above the Surface ... Below the Past #5

Above the Surface ... Below the Past is a series of 5 prints showing how the past, below water and earth, forgotten, resurfaces from time to time.

61cm x 61cm
Linocut, Xylography

Cynthia Back

Cynthia Back is a printmaker and painter who has exhibited widely both in the U.S. and internationally including solo exhibitions at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA in 2015, Pennswood Art Gallery, Newtown, PA in 2014, Galerie Pascal, Suchitoto, El Salvador in 2012, the Fireside Gallery, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA, in 2011 and at Abington Art Center, Abington, PA in 2010.

Ms. Back is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation in 2009 and 2005, Puffin Foundation in 2003, Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 1996; residencies to Women’s Studio Workshop in 2014, Blue Mountain Center in 2013, Acadia National Park in 2009; and fellowships to The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ltd., Co. Mayo, Ireland in 1997 and 1999, Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain in 2000, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in 2000, The Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry, Ireland in 1999, and The MacDowell Colony in 1994. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey, the Free Library of Philadelphia, The New-York Historical Society, Pfizer, Inc., The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, Duke University, and Oberlin College-Special Collections.

Ms. Back received her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied at Wimbledon College of Art and St. Martin’s College of Art in London, England. She currently lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

Birthdate: 16/12/1956

Nationality: U.S.A.

  • Wind Challenge III, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA U.S.A., 2015
  • Mixed Media, Pennswood Art Gallery, Newtown, PA U.S.A., 2014
  • Collages e Grabados, La Galeria de Pascal, Suchitoto, El Salvador, 2012
  • reSource, Fireside Gallery, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA, U.S.A., 2011
  • Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA, U.S.A., 2010

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