Cynthia Grow

Cynthia Grow

Gainesville, Florida

About Cynthia Grow

Cynthia's 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 program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Connoisseurship & the Art Market at Christie's Education New York. She has worked for a blue-chip gallery in New York as well as the Editorial Department of Art Books at Princeton University Press and holds a Master's degree with a concentration in Modern Arts & Literature.

Cynthia 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. She recently moved to her native Florida, working between Gainesville and (when possible) extended periods in Barcelona.

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Christie’s Education, New York, NY, Modern Art & Art Markets Graduate Certificate
Accademia d’Arte, Florence, Italy, Classic & Contemporary Painting, Diploma
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Master of Arts, 20th Century Arts & Literature

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


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Dialogs 2020 Contemporary Connection / Atelier97 International Project Curated by Alessio Guano, La Spezia, Italy 2021, Finalist
YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art Prize, Milan, Italy 20/21, Finalist
ITSLIQUID International Contest 7th Edition, Finalist - Honorable Mention, Venice Italy 2020
Create! Magazine, Issue XX Honorable Mention
redPoint Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain, Residency & Project 2019
Jiwar Creation & Society, Barcelona, Spain, Residency & Project 2018
Barcelona International Gallery Awards Finalist Winner 2018
GPAC Artist Opportunity Grant Award 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 & Generalitat de Catalunya Departament
de Cultura, Barcelona, Spain, Fellowship / Production Grant 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, Lucca & Venice, Italy 2000


The Other Art Fair Brooklyn Virtual Edition 2021
Artbox.Project 1.0, Barcelona, Art Metropole, Gallery Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain 2021
Dialogs 2020 Contemporary Connection, Atelier97 Arte Contemporanea, La Spezia, Italy 2021
The Other Art Fair Global Virtual Edition, 2021
Artbox.Project World 1.0, Zurich, Switzerland, 2021
Swiss Art Expo | Artbox.Project 2.0 Zurich, Switzerland 2020
Eduardo Lira Gallery | Artbox.Project Miami 2.0, 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 1.0, Zurich, Switzerland 2019
Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn NY 2019
Espronceda Center for Art & Culture | Art Lover Ground, Barcelona, Spain 2019
LA Art Show, Artifact Gallery, Los Angeles CA 2019
Spectrum Miami, Mana Wynwood, Miami FL 2018
CAGE Gallery - Barcelona International Gallery Awards Collective Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain 2018
Monaco Yacht Show, Artifact Gallery, Principality of Monaco, 2018
Saatchi Art | The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn NY 2018
Artexpo New York, Art up Close | Artifact Gallery, New York, 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
Barcelona International Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain 2016
"Correspondència Amorosa," Jiwar Creation & Society, Barcelona, Spain 2016
"Tardor,” Centre d' Arte La Rectoria, Sant Pere de Vilamajor, Spain 2014
“Avui ningú no parlaria del llibre,” 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
Verge Art Fair, Miami Beach, Florida 2009
“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

"Dos," Untitled BCN, Barcelona, Spain 2015
"Tu | Jo," World Poetry Day, Institute of Catalan Letters, Barcelona, Spain 2015
“Going Home,” Galerija Mandžić, Tuzla, Bosnia 2013
“Tierra del Sangre,” Centro Storico di Roma Capitale, Rome, Italy 2013
“Ora | Noi,” - Ocupacción Poética, Centro Storico, Rome, Italy 2013
“Can Serrat Artists-in-Residence Group Exhibition,” El Bruc, Spain 2010