Cynthia received a B.A. and an M.F.A. from Yale University. She is the owner of Cynthia Frank Design and currently Senior Lecturer in the Art & Art History Department at University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has created public art as part of the award-winning collaboration PAC3, designed text-based murals for The Wall Poems of Charlotte, and exhibited at galleries and museums, most recently at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Charlotte, NC (2023); Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth, MA (2023); and Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, NC (2022). Cynthia lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, a transplant cardiologist—their three grown children are currently spread out across the Eastern seaboard!

Instagram | ccfrank.art
Gallery Representation | Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
Gallery Representation | The Frying Pan Gallery
Contact for pricing | info@eldergalleryclt.com
Please visit Cynthia’s graphic design portfolio | cynthiafrankdesign.com
Get in touch! | cfrank18@charlotte.edu

NEWS
Mint Museum: Coined in the South 2022
Southpark Magazine Profile: Painting Pages
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: On the Mezzanine
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: Artist Talk

EXHIBITIONS
All Abstract | Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Charlotte, NC | 2023
Hamptons Fine Arts Fair | Southampton, NY | 2023
Kinetic | Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth, MA | 2023
Memento Natura | Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Charlotte, NC | 2023
DysConnect | Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC | 2023
Motion | Art Fluent | 2022
Connectivity | Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA | 2022
Seduction | Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Charlotte, NC | 2022
Coined in the South | Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC | 2022
Cynthia Flaxman Frank on the Mezzanine | Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Charlotte, NC | 2021
Working Title: 2021 | Projective Eye Gallery at Center City, Charlotte, NC | 2021
Working Title: 2020 | Rowe Gallery, Charlotte, NC | 2020
Written Image | Rowe Gallery, Charlotte, NC | 2020
Faculty Biennial | Rowe Gallery, Charlotte, NC | 2018
Nelson Mullins Corporate Gallery | Wells Fargo Center, Charlotte, NC | 2018

EDUCATION
1995 | Yale University, New Haven, CT: Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
1989 | Yale University, New Haven, CT: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

TEACHING
2023–current | University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC | Senior Lecturer, College of Arts & Architecture, Department of Art & Art Histor

2018–2023 | University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC | Lecturer, College of Arts & Architecture, Department of Art & Art History

2012–2017 | Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC | Adjunct Faculty | Department of Advertising + Graphic Design

1998 | Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA | Adjunct Faculty, Department of Advertising + Graphic Design

1994–1997 | Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT | Teaching Assistant, Thesis Advisor, Visiting Critic | Department of Graphic Design

PUBLIC ART
2022 | West Boulevard Wayfinding Signage for Corridors of Opportunity, Charlotte, NC

 2020–2021 | Lisa Bielawa, Broadcast From Home – Kinetic Type Animations  NY, NY

2016–2017 | Peacehaven Community Farm Sensory Space, LeBauer Park, Greensboro, NC | Carrie Gault, PAC3 | Award: SAMA Juried Exhibition, Mosaic Arts International 2017: Site-Specific Mosaic, 2017 

2012–2016 | Wall Poems of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC | Night Driving, by William Matthews: 528 North Brevard St. ; Love Comes Quietly, by Robert Creeley: 1500 Central Ave. ; First Novel, by Donald Justice: Treolar House, 7th St. ; Bus Stop, by Fred Chappell: 325 East 9th St. ; These Days, by Charles Olson: 301 E. 7th St. ; Where We Are, by Robert Martin Davis: 321 N. Caldwell St.

DESIGN
1998–current | Cynthia Frank Design | Owner, Charlotte, NC

2015–2019 | PAC3 | Partner, Charlotte, NC

 2004–2007 | Papique! Paper With a Punch | Founding Partner + Art Director, Charlotte, NC

1995–1998 | Jack* Design | Founding Partner, New Haven, CT and Charlotte, NC

COMMUNITY
2018–current | University of North Carolina Charlotte, Department of Art & Art History | Juror, Gallery Committee, Department of Art & Art History, BFA Portfolio Review, Independent Study Mentor, Outreach and Collaboration with Nonprofit Organizations: Crescent Coalition, North Carolina Museums Council, Friedland Foundation, Broadcast from Home, Teen Health Connection

2008–current | Women’s Impact Fund, Charlotte, NC | Arts Grant Committee, Health & Human Services Grant Committee, Education Grant Committee

2020–2022 | Yale Alumni Association, Charlotte, NC | Board Member

2016–2020 | Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC | Advisory Board, Department of Advertising + Graphic Design

2016–2019 | Founder’s Circle, Mint Museum of Craft + Design | Board Member

2014–15 | AIGA of Charlotte | Board Member, “Design for Good” Manager