Cynthia Back is a printmaker and painter who has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe. Her most recent solo exhibitions were at 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 a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant in 2009 and 2005, a Puffin Foundation grant in 2003, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1996; a residency to Blue Mountain Center in 2013, Acadia National Park in 2009; 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, Washington, D.C., the New York Public Library, the Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and The New-York Historical Society.
Ms. Back received her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied at Wimbledon School of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art in London, England. She currently lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.