Cynthia Mason, works and lives in St Petersburg, FL

Assistant to artist Elisabeth Condon
Wayfarers collective, Brooklyn, New York

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EDUCATION
2012 MFA, University of South Florida
2003 BFA, Ringling College of Art and Design
94/98 Virginia Polytechnic Institute

SELECT SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Skins in It, Neil Bender & Cynthia Mason, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL (duo) (forthcoming)
2018
Limp Grid, Parallelogram Gallery, Tampa, FL
2017
Fragile State, 621 gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2016 Implosion/Explosion, alt_space gallery, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2015 The Interpreted Landscape, Malcom Robertson & Cynthia Mason, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Sarasota, FL (duo)
2011 f**k yes, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL
2009 Horizons, Patricia Thompson Gallery, Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
2008 Point, mack b projects, Sarasota, FL (duo)


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Skyway, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (forthcoming)
2020
Holiday Exhibition, LabSpace Art, Hudson, NY  •  Curators: Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher
The Daily,
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT   •  Curator: Sharon Butler
Painting at Night, Fort Houston Gallery, Nashville, TN  •  Curator: Allison Reimus
Breeding the Unfamiliar, Quaid Gallery, Tampa FL
what we create may save us, Ejecta Projects, Carlisle, PA
Arts Annual, Creative Pinellas, Largo, FL
2019
American Wilderness, Art Lab Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Stalls, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL
Anthropocene Blues, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY  •  Curator: Jane Ursula Harris
Art for Reproductive Rights, Instagram Online Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood
Rulers, Coco Hunday, Tampa, FL
Velvet Ropes LA, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA
America’s Majestic Street Cats, Quaid Gallery, Tampa FL
2018
Small Things Considered, Arts on Douglas/Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Member Show, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY  •  Curator: Tom McGlynn
Florida Biennial, The Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL  •  Juror: Artspace Curator and Gallery Director Sarah Fritchey
At Hand, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Summer Pier Art Shows, Brooklyn, NY  •  Juror: Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Gallery, The Armory Show at Pier 92/94, New York, NY
Wide Open 9, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Spring Pier Art Shows, Brooklyn, NY   •  Juror: Carmen Hermo, the Brooklyn Museum’s Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
LEGACY: An Exhibition by Ringling College of Art and Design Faculty and Alumni, Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota, FL
2017
Skyway, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Introductions 2017, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  •  Juror: Julie Torres
Parsing, Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott, MD
Summer Salon, Portspace Gallery, Gulfport, FL
Creators & Collectors Tour, Sarasota Fine Arts Society, Sarasota, FL
Et Tu, Art Brute? AEG Underground, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
2016
Boca Museum 2016 All Florida Invitational, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Inspired Lines: Drawing Biennial 2016, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
PAPERWORK, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Alchemical Ground, Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannen, WV
2015
Prepare NOW, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2014
Expanding Mode, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY
The 29th Tallahassee International, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Practical Feminism, Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY
Juried Art Show, 2014, Juried, Studio 620, St. Petersburg, FL, *Award Recipient
Alumni Drawing Exhibition, Patricia Thompson Gallery, Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
2013
Miami’s Independent Thinkers@Scope, Juried Satellite Art Fair, Basel, Miami, FL
Material Witness, Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
EyeSplice: Tracings, HEREart, New York, NY
Miami’s Independent Thinkers | Summer Art Auction, Miami, FL
2012
Miami’s Independent Thinkers, Juried Satellite Art Fair, Basel, Miami, FL
NURTUREart Benefit, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY
17 Tips Project, Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannen, WV
Biennial: Florida Installation Art Exhibition, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL, *Award Recipient
Verge Art Fair, Artist’s Open Call Exhibition, Art NYC, New York, NY
2011
Verge Art Fair, Artist’s Open Call Exhibition, Art Miami Beach, FL

GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS/HONORS
2019
Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant
Professional Development for Artists Workshop, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
2012
CAA Professional-Development, Honorable Mention in the Visual Arts, NY
2011
Grant Recipient, Hampton Arts Management and the Gobioff Foundation, Tampa, FL
2009
Full Tuition Scholarship, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Jane & Harrison Covington Award, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
William & Nancy Oliver Scholarship, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2006
Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
2002
Ringling College Trustee Scholar, Sarasota FL

ART RESIDENCIES
2020
Carrizozo Colony, Carrizzozo, NM
Wurlitzer Foundation, Artist in Residence Grant, Taos, NM
2018
Jentel Artists Residency Program, Banner, WY
2014
Starry Night Retreat, Truth or Consequences, NM
2010
USF Paris Summer Residency Award, Paris, France
2008
Jentel Artists Residency Program, Banner, WY
2006
School of Visual Arts, Summer Art Residency Program: Painting, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS
2020
Catalog: what we create may save us, Ejecta Projects, Carlisle, PA
Shoutout Miami: Cynthia Mason Artist, Miami, FL
The Daily, Two Coats of Paint
Painting at Night, Artist Mother Podcast, Fort Houston Gallery, TN
2019

Conversations with the Inspiring Cynthia Mason, Voyage MIA, Miami, FL
2018
At Hand: Zine, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
LEGACY: An Exhibition by Ringling College of Art + Design Faculty and Alumni, Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota, FL
2017
SKYWAY, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
2014
The 29th Tallahassee International, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2013
Material Witness, Catalog for Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
2012
Art of our Time II, Catalog, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
17 Tips Project, Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannen, WV
Sand in the Vacuum, Catalog at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
2011
Return to Sender, Catalog at Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL

TEACHING
2014-present

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Online Adjunct Professor: Graphic Design Graduation Portfolio and Senior Thesis

2017-2018
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Adjunct Professor: Introduction to Drawing for Architecture Students

2012-2013
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Adjunct Professor: Intermediate Painting and Beginning Painting

2010-2012
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Graduate Instructor: Intermediate and Beginning Painting
Teaching Assistant: Honors Painting, Intermediate and Beginning Drawing

2011-2012
University of South Florida Painting & Drawing Department, Tampa, FL
Graduate Assistant Department Manager

2007-2009
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Adjunct Professor: Beginning and Intermediate Graphic Design