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Education

  • 2004
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1974
    Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts, University Park, PA: M.Ed.
  • 1971
    Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA: B.A.
  • 1969-70
    University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain

Public Collections

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • Trout Gallery, The Art Museum of Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
  • The White House, Washington, DC
  • Pennsylvania Dance Theatre
  • Baltimore Hilton
  • West Penn Hospital Cardiology Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA
  • Crotched Mountain Children’s Medical Residence, Greenfield, NH
  • Judson Retirement Community Bruening Health Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA
  • Campbell and Pine, P.C., State College, PA
  • Finch and Greenly-Finch, DDS, State College, PA
  • PNC Bank, State College, PA
  • Bellefonte Municipal Building, Bellefonte, PA
  • University Baptist and Brethren Church, State College, PA
  • Congregation Brit Shalom, State College, PA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015-16
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Lighthouse
  • 2014
    Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
  • 2013
    Fenêtre Gallery, HACC, Harrisburg, PA, My Family and Other Animals
  • 2011
    Wiscoy for Animals, State College, PA, Animal Paintings
  • 2008
    State Theatre for the Performing Arts, State College, PA, Small Paintings
  • 2004
    Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1999
    Pennsylvania State University Sheetz Art Gallery, Altoona, PA
  • 1997
    Beech Tree Gallery, Northport, MI
  • 1996
    New Frame Gallery, State College, PA
  • 1994
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University Museum, Indiana, PA, Imagine That
  • 1993
    Brookfield Craft Center Noho Gallery, Norwalk, CT
  • 1991
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Hollidaysburg, PA
  • 1989
    Pennsylvania State University, HUB Formal Gallery, University Park, PA
  • 1979
    Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH, Fabrication
  • 1977
    The Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017
  • 2014
    The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Art of the State
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Biennial 2014
  • 2013
    Art Museum for Centre County, Bellefonte, PA, A Legacy of Creative Endeavors
  • 2012
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Biennial 2012
  • 2009
    Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA, Figuratively Speaking
  • 2008
    Mast Cove Galleries, Kennebunkport, ME
  • 2007
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Biennial Invitational
    Mast Cove Galleries, Kennebunkport, ME
  • 2006
    Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, Crossovers
    Curated by Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Museum of Arts & Design, New York
    Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, University Park, PA
    Selected by Kenneth Trapp, former Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery
  • 2005
    Fitton Center for the Arts, Hamilton, OH
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Biennial Invitational
    Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, University Park, PA
  • 2004
    Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA, Art Quilts at the Sedgwick
    Selected by Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Curator, Museum of Arts & Design, New York
    Pennsylvania State University Robeson Gallery, University Park, PA, Contemporary and the Deviant
  • 2003
    Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC, Acquisitions
    Noho Gallery in Chelsea, New York, NY, Fibrations
    Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA, Art Quilts at the Sedgwick
    Selected by Rebecca Medel and Michael Olszewski
    Artist’s Museum, Washington, DC, Tribute
    Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, DC
  • 2002
    Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX, Journey Through History
    Bucknell University Samek Art Gallery, Lewisburg, PA, Faculty Exhibition
  • 2001
    Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational
    Harrisburg Art Association, Harrisburg, PA, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
    Museum of Textiles, San Jose, CA, Out of Time
  • 2000
    New Mexico State Capital Building, Santa Fe, NM, Exit/Entrance
    Selected by Elizabeth Ann Coleman, Curator, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
    Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA, Articulate Threads
    Talk by Michael Monroe, former Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery
  • 1999
    Trout Gallery, The Art Museum of Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, Inaugural Exhibition
  • 1998
    Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, Detroit, MI, Woman by Women
  • 1997
    American Craft Museum, New York, NY, A Garden of Crafts
  • 1996
    State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Art of the State
    Selected by Michael Monroe, former Director Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery
    Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Goldman Art Gallery, Rockville, MD, Heaven on Earth
    Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, Ninth Annual National Invitational
    American Craft Show, Baltimore, MD, American Craft Council
  • 1995
    James Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, Patterns of Vision
    Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC, Appalachian Thirteen States Invitational Exhibition
    Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ, Art in the Garden
    American Craft Show, Baltimore, MD, American Craft Council
    Museum of the American Quilt, Paducah, KY, Studio Art Quilts
    Signature Gallery, San Diego, CA, Wild Side
  • 1994
    Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ, Art in the Garden
    American Craft Show, Columbus, OH, American Craft Council
    Beech Tree Gallery, Northport, MI
  • 1993
    American Craft Show, Springfield, MA, American Craft Council
  • 1992
    Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT, The Decorated Surface
    American Craft Show, Baltimore, MD, American Craft Council
  • 1991
    American Craft Show, Atlanta, GA, American Craft Council
  • 1990
    Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
    American Craft Show, San Francisco, CA, American Craft Council
  • 1989
    Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN, The Personal Icon
  • 1988
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Third Regional Triennial
  • 1987
    Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA, Redefining the American Quilt
  • 1985
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Second Regional Triennial
  • 1984
    Pennsylvania State University Zoller Gallery, Crafts National
  • 1983
    Verbena Collection, New York, NY
  • 1982
    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI, A Renaissance
    Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY, Wind, Sea and Sand
  • 1981
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, The New Quilt: Emphasis Appalachia
    Dairy Barn Museum, Athens, OH, Quilt National
    Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN, Appalachian Crafts: 13 States, National Tour
  • 1980
    Cary-Windsor Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
    Selected by Lloyd Herman, former Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery
    Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN, Appalachian Crafts: 13 States
    Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, Crafts National
    Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg, PA
  • 1979
    Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ, Tribute to the Dance
    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Contemporary Fibre Invitational
    The Dairy Barn Museum, Athens, OH, Quilt National
    Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ, National Invitational
    Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Heat Wave
  • 1978
    Contemporary Artisans Gallery, San Francisco, CA, National Invitational
    Rehobeth Art League, DE, Contemporary Soft Sculpture Invitational, Curated by Katherine Westfall
    Pennsylvania State University Chambers Gallery, University Park, PA Objects of Play, National Invitational
    American Craft Winter Market, Baltimore, MD, American Craft Council
    Westlake Gallery, White Plains, NY, National Invitational
    Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ, National Invitational
  • 1977
    Artspace Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, National Fibre Invitational
    Spirit of the Earth Gallery, New Hope, PA, A Revolution in Technique
    American Craft Winter Market, Baltimore, MD, American Craft Council
    Ruelles, New York, NY
    Artisans Gallery, Great Neck, NY
  • 1976
    Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, Young Artists in Bicentennial Year
    Rhinebeck National Craft Show, Rhinebeck, NY
  • 1975
    Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, National Invitational
    Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, Open Print and Drawing Show
  • 1974
    William Penn Memorial Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Pennsylvania ‘74
    Selected by Paul Smith, Director, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

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Honors

  • 2014
    Second Place in Painting, Biennial 2014, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
  • 2008
    Who’s Who of American Women, 50th Anniversary Edition
  • 2006
    Who’s Who of American Women, 25th Edition
  • 2000
    Who’s Who in the World, Millenium Edition
  • 1999-01
    Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 1994-97
    Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1986
    Design/Commission Local Government Grant Award for Public Art, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • 1980
    First Prize, Crafts National, Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art

Publications

  • 2015
    Exhibition Catalogue, Cynthia Nixon: Lighthouse, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (reproduction)
    Hicks, C., “Double Vision,” GO Magazine, Altoona Mirror, November 6 (cover reproduction)
  • 2009
    “Cynthia Nixon Painter”State College Magazine, August (illust.)
  • 2008
    Centre Daily Times Weekender, “Arts Best Bets,” August 29 (reproduction)
  • 2007
    Centre Daily Times Weekender, “Arts Best Bets,” July 27 (reproduction)
  • 2005
    Stanbaugh, Barbara, “The Fabric of a Career,” Dickinson Magazine, Winter (reproduction)
    “Experienced in the Arts,” State College Centre Daily Times, July 16 (illust.)
  • 2004
    Keiffer, Susan Mowery, Fiberarts Design Book 7, Lark Books (reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, Cynthia Nixon, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles (reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, Art Quilts at the Sedgwick 2004, Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia (reproduction)
    Michael, Tyler. Review, “Spotlight,” Centre Daily Times Weekender, March 12 (reproduction)
  • 2003
    “Gallery,” American Craft Magazine, April/May (reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, Art Quilts at the Sedgwick 2003, Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia (reproduction)
    Keller, Suzanne, Free Spirits, Eiderdown Press
    Gallery Guide, New York, Art Now, January (reproduction)
  • 2002
    Flynn, Maureen. Review “Fibrations Showcases Innovation,” Gallery & Studio, November (reproduction)
    “Crash Quilt,” Penn Stater, May/June (reproduction)
  • 2001
    Terenzini, Caroline, “Headed for Smithsonian Museum,” Centre Daily Times, July 3
  • 2000
    Exhibition Catalogue, Exit/Entrance, Studio Art Quilt Associates (reproduction)
  • 1999
    Vashaw, Amy, “Authors and Artists,” State College Magazine, March (reproduction)
  • 1998
    Hagan, Deborah,” Cynthia Nixon: Artist Profile,” NICHE, Autumn (reproduction)
  • 1997
    Impulse, Detroit, MI, February (cover reproduction)
    Lifeline, Centre Community Hospital, Fall/Winter (reproduction)
  • 1996
    Young, Lynn Lewis, “Cynthia Nixon: Figurative Quilts,” Art/Quilt Magazine, Spring (reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, Heaven on Earth, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, National Invitational, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY (reproduction)
  • 1995
    Rice, Robin. Review, “Conversation Pieces,” Philadelphia City Paper, January 27 (reproduction)
    Outwater, Myra Yellin. Review, “Into the Gallery,” Allentown Morning Call, January 22 (reproduction)
    “Exhibition at Michener,” Doylestown Patriot, January 12 (reproduction)
    Larsen, Jack Lenor and Batchelder, Ann, Fiberarts Design Book V, Lark Books (reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, Art in the Garden, Walker/Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ (cover reproduction)
    Johnson, Marcia, “Patterns of Vision,” Art/Quilt Magazine, Fall
    “Cynthia Nixon Crafts Dreams,” Pennsylvania Crafts, May/June, Issue Number 3 (cover reproduction)
  • 1994
    Vandervelde, Ann, “One Artist’s Journey,” Town and Gown Magazine, December (reproduction)
    “Patterns of Vision,” Jenkintown Record, December 28 (reproduction)
  • 1992
    Quarterly, Brookfield Craft Center (cover reproduction)
  • 1990
    Carrie Crompton and Barolk Folk, Joy After Sorrow, Hepatica Music, CD (cover reproduction)
  • 1989
    “Commissions,” American Craft Magazine, August/September (reproduction)
    “Exposure,” Surface Design Journal, Fall (reproduction)
    Reaching Out, Polyclinic Health System (cover reproduction)
    Hester, Wendy, “Commisssioned Work,” State College Centre Daily Times, July 6 (reproduction)
    Carrie Crompton and Barolk Folk, Princess Royal, Hepatica Music, CD (cover reproduction)
  • 1987
    “Artwork Installed,” State College Centre Daily Times, April 11 (reproduction)
  • 1984
    Frankel, Tamara, “On the Job: Artist,” State College Centre Daily Times, May (illust.)
  • 1983
    Hutchins, Jeane, Fiberarts Design Book II, Lark Books (reproduction)
  • 1982
    Robinson, Sharon, Contemporary Quilting, Davis Publications (reproduction)
  • 1981
    The New American Quilt, Fiberarts/Lark Books (reproduction)
    Hall, Carolyn, Soft Sculpture, Davis Publications (reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, Appalachian Crafts: Thirteen States, Appalachian Center for Crafts (cover reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, Winzenz, Karen, A Renaissance, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
  • 1980
    “Time Out,” Philadelphia Bulletin, September 19 (reproduction)
    Exhibition Catalogue, Crafts National, Pennsylvania State University (cover reproduction)
  • 1979
    Chase, Pattie, The Contemporary Quilt, E.P. Dutton (reproduction)
    Martz, Linda. Review, “Fabrications,” Mansfield, Ohio News-Journal (reproduction)
    Forgang, Isabel, New York Daily News, June 1979 (reproduction)
  • 1978
    Exhibition Catalogue, Objects of Play, Pennsylvania State University (cover reproduction)
  • 1977
    Dilts, James, “14,000, Carter Advisor Jam 3rd Day,” Baltimore Sun, February 20 (illust)
    Rousuck, Wynn, “Winter Market,” Craft Horizons Magazine, April (illust.)
  • 1976
    Saline, Carol, “One of a Kind,” Philadelphia Magazine, December (reproduction)
  • 1974
    Turner, Cal, “Museum’s Show is Eye-Opening,” Harrisburg Patriot, September 11 (illust.)

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Visiting Artist, Lectures, Panels

  • 2002-12
    Drawing and Painting Workshop Classes, Cynthia Nixon Studio
  • 2010
    Lecture, University Baptist and Brethren Church, State College, PA Art and the Spirit
  • 2002-08
    Board Member, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2004
    Lecture, Pennsylvania State University HUB-Robeson Gallery, Contemporary and the Deviant
  • 2003
    Symposium Lecture, University of Nebraska, Wild by Design, The Painting Connection
    Visiting Artist Instructor, Bucknell University, National Conference
    Visiting Artist, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, Identity and Self-Representation
  • 2002
    Visiting Artist Instructor, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
  • 2000
    Symposium Lecture, National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington, DC
    Symposium Lecture, Friends of Fiber Arts International, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1997
    Panel Member, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Selection Committee
  • 1996-00
    Adjunct Faculty, Penn State University School of Visual Arts
  • 1996
    Visiting Artist Instructor, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
  • 1995
    Panel Member, American Craft Council Selection Committee
  • 1994-95
    Visiting Artist Instructor, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
  • 1990-92
    Artist in Residence, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
  • 1989
    Visiting Artist, Lecture, Lock Haven University
  • 1988
    Lecture, Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts, Women in the Arts Seminar
  • 1981
    Lecture, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
  • 1980
    Lecture, Dickinson College, Women in the Professions Seminar
    Visiting Artist, Lecture, Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts
    Visiting Artist, Lecture, Shippensburg University Art Department
  • 1977-79
    Adjunct Faculty, Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Art

Biography

  • Born September 13, 1949 in Rochester, NY
  • Studios in State College, Pennsylvania and Southampton, NY
  • Lifetime summer residence on the coast and islands of Maine

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