Cynthia MacCollum is a painter, printmaker, designer, and mother of two who lives and works in New Canaan, CT. Her work has been shown at such venues as the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT; The Avenue Gallery in Norwalk, CT; First Street Gallery in New York; and online at The Road Gallery. In April 2013, two of her prints were awarded First Prize in Works on Paper in the Spectrum show, the New Canaan Society for the Arts’ Annual Juried Exhibit. In June 2013, curator Donald Kuspit selected a piece by MacCollum—one of 32 works chosen from thousands of submissions—to be part of the First Street Gallery National Juried Exhibit in New York.
Early in her career, MacCollum successfully translated her work into textile design, creating scarves for clients Henri Bendel, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; umbrellas for Totes; rugs for Homefires; and dishes and giftware for Sylvestri in conjunction with the Asia Society in New York.
For the last 8 years Maccollum has focused her attention on fine art, specifically works on paper. She is a member of New Canaan’s Silvermine Guild, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking; the New Canaan Society for the Arts , and the Fairfield Artists Association. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Art History and a minor in Fine Art, she has continued her studies at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and at the Santa Reparata International School of Art, a three-week intensive printmaking program in Florence, Italy.
Inspired by a self-imposed practice of creating one small painting a day, MacCollum has expanded upon the themes and ideas generated therein to build new series of paintings and prints. Her most recent series, Continuum, examines the history of life on Earth within a geologic time frame.