Born in Athens, Greece, but raised and educated in the United States, Cynthia is a citizen of both the Old and the New World. Having graduated from Dickinson College (BA cum laude, 2016) with a double major in Art Studio and Archaeology, and a minor in Art History, Cynthia received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) (May 2019). She is bilingual in Greek and English with limited working knowledge of Italian and French. Throughout her college years (2012-2016), she was taught and worked in multiple fields of art such as drawing (in lead, ink, and charcoal), painting (acrylic and oil), photography (film and digital), sculpture (wood, plaster, welding), printmaking (paper and lithography), architectural and archaeological drawing. She also has many years of field experience in archaeology and museum work (drafting and conservation). During her two graduate studies, she balanced her private studio practice with various work studies involving Gallery work curating shows (Gallery 8), and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (Prof. Doug Martenson’s PT 201-01 Figure Composition undergraduate class; Mrs. Kaitlin Pomerantz's PB 525B – 01 Post-Bac Seminar for post-graduate students; Prof. Doug Martenson’s PT 200-01 Life Painting course, for upper class undergraduate students; and Prof. Anthony Ciambella's, LE 200-01 Materials & Techniques). Cynthia plans to study for a second Master's degree (MSc) in Conservation (Paintings and Frescoes).
MFA (PAFA); Adjunct Professor, ACAM