Cynthia Farnell is an American artist based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her studio practice is part of a discourse around our estrangement from nature and the urgent need to heal that fissure. The focus of her current work is the human interaction with plants, the philosophical and applied basis of that relationship, and its implications as it relates to the global climate crisis
Farnell’s work is exhibited internationally. She has participated in residencies at Golden Apple in coastal Maine and Ayatana Germinate Research Residency in Quebec, Canada, among others. Her projects have been supported by The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and Georgia State University. Her work is in the collections of Davidson College Van Every/ Smith Galleries, Georgia Cyber Center, the International Center of Photography, The Jule Collins Smith Museum and The Burroughs –Chapin Museum. Reviews of her exhibits have appeared in ArtsATL, Burnaway, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Farnell has travelled extensively in Europe where she has led study abroad courses on Contemporary Art. She earned her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, her M.A. in Art History from Georgia State University, her B.F.A. from Auburn University and a Certificate of the General Studies of Photography from the International Center of Photography. She serves on the faculty of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University.
Cynthia at Palazzo Grimani, Venice, 2019.