University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth — MFA. 2002
Portland School of Art (Maine College of Art), — BFA. 1990

Selected Exhibitions
2015  Cynthia Davis:  Collages, Emery Arts Center, University Maine, Farmington, Of Breath and Bone:  Works by Cindy Davis and Ronnie Wilson, Three Fish Gallery, Portland, Maine, Art and Environment Retold 2 Perspectives:  Cynthia Davis and Deedra Ludwig, 49 Palmetto Gallery, Apalachicola, Florida.

2014  Biennial 2014, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine, Monhegan Artists’ Residency 25th, Thos. Moser Gallery, Freeport, Maine Critic’s Choice:  Daniel Kany, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine.

2013  Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle, Coleman Burke Gallery, Brunswick, Maine, MECA Alumni, Thos. Moser Gallery, Freeport.

2012  Working Waterfront, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, Maine.

2011  POP, pop-up show, 500 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine.

2010  Seven Years:  An Installation, Fort Andross Mill, Brunswick, Maine, MARC @ 20, Fish and Maine Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine.

2008  The Portland Show, Greenhut Gallery, Portland, Maine, First Traces, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Faculty Show, Manwaring Gallery, Connecticut College, New London.

2007  A. I. R. Show, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon, Map With/In:  An Installation, Fort Andross Mill, Brunswick, Time Out, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport.

2006  The Portland Show, Greenhut Gallery, Portland.

2004  Expressions in Mark Making, Galeyrie Gallery, Falmouth.

2003  MECA Alumni, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, Beautiful Confusion, Zero Station, Portland.

2002  MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

1997  Contemporary Hand Knitting in the United States, Prince George’s County, Maryland.

1993  Drawings, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine.

1990  Women on the Verge of Printmaking, Good Egg Cafe, Portland.

Awards, Grants, Residencies, Collaborations

2014  Stephen Pace House Residency, Stonington, Maine, Sea Grant 2014, University of Rhode Island, Kingston.

2012  Arts and Visibility Grant, Maine Arts Commission, Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission. 

2010  Percent for Art @ 30, Maine Arts Commission.

2009  Alternate, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, California.

2008  Nominated, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Liquid Page Symposium 2008, University of the Creative Arts and the Tate Britain, London, Maine Arts Commission, Percent for Art, Hall-Dale Elementary School, Hallowell, Here/Now:  March 15, 2008, Multi-Media International Book Collaborative.

2007  Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission, Finalist, Women’s Workshop Artist Book Residency Grant, Rosedale, N.Y.

2006  Emerging Artist Residency, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Carina House Residency, Monhegan Island, Maine.

2005  New England Artist Trust Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Centers, Johnson, Vermont.


Kany, Daniel, “Art Review:  Impressive new works by Cynthia Davis headline two person show at 3Fish Gallery in Portland”, Maine Sunday Telegram, June 14, 2015, Portland, Maine

Konau, Britta, “Exploring New Terrain:  Cynthia Davis and Ronnie Wilson don’t rest”, The Portland Phoenix, June 11-14, Portland, Maine

Kany, Daniel, “Center for Maine Contemporary Art 2014 Biennial:  The Jury’s In.  Curators Shape the Show...Mostly in a Good Way”, Maine Sunday Telegram, October 5, 2014, Portland, Maine

Konau, Britta, “Art Current:  Center for Maine Contemporary Art 2014 Biennial”, The Free Press, October 23, 2014, Rockland, Maine

Verzosa, Andres Azucena, “CMCA Biennial Brings Emerging Artists to the Fore”, Art New England, September,/October 2014

Kany, Daniel, “Brilliant Show a Study in Conceptual Depth”, Maine Sunday Telegram, February 10, 2013, Portland, Maine

Konau, Britta, “Mapping a Trajectory:  Cynthia Davis uses Space, Line, and the Color of Cartography”, The Portland Phoenix, January 18, 2013, Portland, Maine

Paige, Ian, “City of Ports”, The Portland Phoenix, November 15, 2006, Portland, Maine

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