Cynthia N. White
Cynthia White is a multi media artist with a background in documentary film. Her work uses personal narratives as a framework for querying our interpersonal and inter-ecological relationships. She produces videos and installations that explore this interconnectedness. Recent works include inquiries into the role memory plays in designing our present. White’s work is influenced by her interests in storytelling, myth, mapping, and texture.
White’s work in television includes award winning, international productions like El Show de los Libros (a Latin American literary television show broadcast on People + Arts) and a Bill Moyer’s PBS documentary America’s First River: Stories from the Hudson. Independently, she has directed and produced several documentaries and short films that have won festival awards and appeared on US and Latin American television. Sobarzo Pega Fuerte won best documentary at the Valdivia International Film Festival and was later broadcast on TVN, Chile 2000. Gordo, a film she produced, won two separate audience awards and is frequently broadcast on The Showtime Cable Network. Bird Dog, a short film she wrote and directed, aired on Movieola The Short Film Channel. White’s recent documentary Ship Spotters was screened at BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit and Death Down Under (co-directed with Kathy High) has been screened at multiple national and international conferences.
Cynthia currently works at Penn State University as a Research Associate in the College of Arts and Architecture at the Art and Design Research Incubator, a cross disciplinary platform for art and design based research. She has an MFA in Film and Television from The Academy of Art University.