Cynthia Mason works and lives in St Petersburg, Florida

EDUCATION
2012 MFA, University of South Florida
2003 BFA, Ringling College of Art and Design

SELECT SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS
2024
TBA
2021
Skin’s in It, Neil Bender & Cynthia Mason, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL (duo)
2018
Limp Grid, Parallelogram Gallery, Tampa, Florida
2017
Fragile State, 621 gallery, Tallahassee, Florida
2016 Implosion/Explosion, alt_space gallery, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
2015 The Interpreted Landscape, Malcom Robertson & Cynthia Mason, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Sarasota, Florida (duo)
2011 f**k yes, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, Florida
2009 Horizons, Patricia Thompson Gallery, Ringling College, Sarasota, Florida
2008 Point, mack b projects, Sarasota, Florida (duo)


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024
Skyway, Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida  •  Curator: Evan Garza (forthcoming)
Remaining, Baashgaah Gallery, Tehran, Iran •  CuratorAlireza Javadi

2023
Holiday, LabSpace Art, Hudson, New York  •  Curators: Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher
Wild Garden, Wasmer Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft Myers, Florida •  Curators: Grace Mikell Ramsey and John Loscuito
USF Contemporary Art Museum Corporate Partnership Program
, Hoya Hotel, Tampa, Florida  •  Curator: Margaret Miller
28th Annual Hambidge Art Auction + Performance Party
,
Uptown Atlanta (formerly Lindbergh City Center), Atlanta, Georgia
Primary Prism, Quaid Gallery, Tampa, Florida
2022
Florida Biennial, The Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida •  Curator: Ylva Rouse
Holiday Exhibition,
LabSpace Art, Hudson, New York  •  Curators: Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher
Imagined Futures,
Swale House, Governors Island, New York •  Curator: Fred Fleisher
Lucky 13,
Tempus Projects, Tampa, Florida
QU4ID: New and Improved, Quaid Gallery, Tampa, Florida
Curators Choice, CoCurate | 224, SPC,
St. Petersburg, Florida •  Curator: Noelle Mason
Artful Post,
HERE, New York, New York
Death Poems, Quaid Gallery, Tampa, Florida
2021
Holiday, LabSpace Art, Hudson, New York  •  Curators: Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher
3rd Edition of Art Fair 14C,
TFLR Contemporary, The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey
Leave Your Body and Soul at the Door,
Tempus Projects, Tampa, Florida
Arts Annual,
Creative Pinellas, Largo, Florida
Imagined Futures,
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery of SUNY College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, New York  •  Curator: Fred Fleisher
Skyway, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
Take it or Leave it Marketplace,
Collar Works, Troy, New York
Reflecting on Change:
How Does This Feel?, Coco Hunday, Tampa, Florida
2020
Holiday, LabSpace Art, Hudson, New York  •  Curators: Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher
The Daily,
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut   •  Curator: Sharon Butler
Painting at Night, Fort Houston Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee  •  Curator: Allison Reimus
Breeding the Unfamiliar, Quaid Gallery, Tampa, Florida
what we create may save us, Ejecta Projects, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Arts Annual, Creative Pinellas, Largo, Florida
2019
American Wilderness, Art Lab Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Stalls, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida
Anthropocene Blues, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York  •  Curator: Jane Ursula Harris
Art for Reproductive Rights, Instagram Online Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood
Rulers, Coco Hunday, Tampa, Florida
America’s Majestic Street Cats, Quaid Gallery, Tampa, Florida
2018
Small Things Considered, Arts on Douglas/Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Member Show, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York  •  Curator: Tom McGlynn
Florida Biennial, The Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida  •  Juror: Artspace Curator and Gallery Director Sarah Fritchey
At Hand, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Summer Pier Art Shows, Brooklyn, New York  •  Juror: Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Gallery, The Armory Show at Pier 92/94, New York, New York
Wide Open 9, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Spring Pier Art Shows, Brooklyn, New York   •  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, Florida
2017
Skyway, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
Introductions 2017, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, New York  •  Juror: Julie Torres
Parsing, Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott, Maryland
Summer Salon, Portspace Gallery, Gulfport, Florida
Creators & Collectors Tour, Sarasota Fine Arts Society, Sarasota, Florida
Et Tu, Art Brute? AEG Underground, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, New York
2016
Boca Museum 2016 All Florida Invitational, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida
Inspired Lines: Drawing Biennial 2016, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
PAPERWORK, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland
Alchemical Ground, Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannen, West Virginia
2015
Prepare NOW, The Front, New Orleans, Louisiana
2014
Expanding Mode, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, New York
The 29th Tallahassee International, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida
Practical Feminism, Radiator Gallery, Queens, New York
Juried Art Show, 2014, Juried, Studio 620, St. Petersburg, Florida, *Award Recipient
Alumni Drawing Exhibition, Patricia Thompson Gallery, Ringling College, Sarasota, Florida
2013
Miami’s Independent Thinkers@Scope, Juried Satellite Art Fair, Basel, Miami, Florida
Material Witness, Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
EyeSplice: Tracings, HEREart, New York, New York
Miami’s Independent Thinkers | Summer Art Auction, Miami, Florida
2012
Miami’s Independent Thinkers, Juried Satellite Art Fair, Basel, Miami, Florida
NURTUREart Benefit, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, New York
17 Tips Project, Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannen, West Virginia
Biennial: Florida Installation Art Exhibition, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida, *Award Recipient
Verge Art Fair, Artist’s Open Call Exhibition, Art NYC, New York, New York
2011
Verge Art Fair, Artist’s Open Call Exhibition, Art Miami Beach, Florida

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, New York
2011
Grant Recipient, Hampton Arts Management and the Gobioff Foundation, Tampa, Florida
2009
Full Tuition Scholarship, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Jane & Harrison Covington Award, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
William & Nancy Oliver Scholarship, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
2006
Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
2002
Ringling College Trustee Scholar, Sarasota Florida

ART RESIDENCIES
2024
Jentel Artists Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming
2023
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, Virginia
2022
The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georiga
2020

Carrizozo AIR, Carrizzozo, New Mexico
The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Artist in Residence Grant, Taos, New Mexico
2018
Jentel Artists Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming
2014
Starry Night Retreat, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
2010
USF Paris Summer Residency Award, Paris, France
2008
Jentel Artists Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming
2006
School of Visual Arts, Summer Art Residency Program: Painting, New York, New York

PUBLICATIONS
2021
Catalog: SKYWAY 2021, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
2020
Catalog: what we create may save us, Ejecta Projects, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Shoutout Miami: Cynthia Mason Artist, Miami, Florida
The Daily, Two Coats of Paint
Painting at Night, Artist Mother Podcast, Fort Houston Gallery, Tennessee
2019

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

TEACHING
2014-2022

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
Online Adjunct Professor: Graphic Design Graduation Portfolio, Senior Thesis, Typography, Layout, Color Theory, Graphic Design History

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

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

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

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

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

MEMBERSHIPS
21-23 Quiad Gallery, Tampa, Florida
18-20 Wayfarers collective, Brooklyn, NewYork