Cynthia McVay Abstract and Conceptual Art
 
Bio

EDUCATION

JOSEPH LAUDER INSTITUTE of Management and International Studies, Fellow, Philadelphia, PA, 1988    

  • MBA, The Wharton Business School, Multinational Business and Marketing
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, International Studies -- Latin America/Brazil
  • American Association of University Women Fellowship, Wharton Scholarship
  • Choreographer, Wharton Follies

HARVARD/RADCLIFFE COLLEGE, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1983  

  • BA, double major in Visual & Environmental Studies (studio arts) and Biology
  • Awards:  Magna Cum Laude, Summa on honors thesis, Rhodes Scholar Semi-Finalist, Sigma XI Grant, John Harvard Scholarship for Highest Distinction, Elizabeth CaryAgassiz Scholarship for Highest Distinction, Radcliffe President's Discretionary Fund
  • Intercollegiate basketball, intramural sports
  • Acted, sang and danced in ten plays, three movies

ART BACKGROUND

  • Represented by Art for Media: Artwork featured in Madigan Men TV series (Fall 2000), starring Gabriel Byrne; Sex and the City, various commercials
  • Sold dozens of works to private collections
  • One person art show, "Paperworks," Washington, DC, 1986
  • Group show, Wharton Art Show, 1987
  • Group show, Stuart Country Day School, 1989
  • At Harvard, studied with:
    • Louis Bakanowsky (design)
    • Dmitri Hadzi (sculpture)
    • Toshihiro Katayama (graphic design)
    • Arthur Loeb (design science)
    • Robert Luchetti (form and technology)
    • Harvey Quaytman (painting)
    • Richard Sheehan (painting)

PROFESSIONAL

  • McVAY ASSOCIATES, Strategy and Branding Consultant, New York, NY, 1998-present=
  • WOOLWORTH CORPORATION/VENATOR GROUP Vice President of Strategic Planning, New York, NY, 1995-1998
  • MCKINSEY & COMPANY Senior Engagement Manager, New York, NY, 1988-1995
  • WORLD WILDLIFE FUND/THE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION Senior Program Officer,Latin American and Caribbean Program, Washington, DC, 1983-1986

OTHER INFORMATION 

  • Have written three screenplays
  • Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.  Some German
  • Co-author, Let’s Go: Mexico 1985 and Let’s Go: USA 1984
  • Co-author, “Some Contours of Social Class in a Southern Mexican town,” Ethnology
  • All-State and All-Star basketball (1977-1979)
  • Member, Board of Directors: Watermark Theater (1992-1995), Westchester Land Trust (1994-1995), U.S. Bike (1998-present), WishYouWereThere.com (1999-present), askthemoms.com (1999-present)

 

 
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