Lives and works in New York City and San Diego


2019Blindness, narrative short, streaming live on Amazon, US and UK; Vimeo on demand worldwide
2018Blindness, narrative short, selection in Cannes Short Film Corner and San Diego Film Week
Blindness, narrative short, broadcast DIRECT TV – Shorts TV: North America, Europe and Middle East
2017Blindness, narrative short, Acquisition by Hewes Pictures, Inc., NY, NY
Blindness, narrative short, Screening, official selection, PEBlive, Vancouver, Canada
Blindness, narrative short, Reviewed in Variety, by Malina Saval, Features; Aug. 2017
Silent/LISTEN, world premiere of performance work, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC
2015The New Look, short, Screening, official selection in Impossible, Skowhegan, NY, NY
The New Look, short, Screening, official selection Flicks on the Bricks, Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA
2014The New Look, Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA: Film Night
2013Evangeline, Haskell Library and Opera House, Stanstead, QC, Canada
2012Evangeline, Cafe Mosaique, Levi, Quebec, Canada
2010Evangeline, with original score performed by The Fine Arts Trio, Saint Paul's Cathedral, Sacramento, CA
Evangeline, with original score performed by The Fine Arts Trio, Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, CA
2009 Late Bloomers McBurney YMCA, NY, NY


2004University of California, Santa Barbara Sex, Love & Dutch Flower Painting
Cleary, Gottlieb, New York, NY; Tulip Mania, curated by Elizabeth Levine
Lincoln Center, New York, NY; Big Red Kiss, Light Projection for The Journey, Ollom Dance

2003DBX Gallery, DUMBO; New Work, Brooklyn, NY
2000Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA; Columns & Corner Paintings, Curator: Linda Benet
1997New Arts Salon, Philadelphia, PA; Annette Cyr: Divine Comedy Paintings
1996Metlife Building, New York, NY; Metamorphosis Paintings by Annette Cyr
1995Saint Peter’s Church, Citicorp Center, New York, NY; Women in Predicaments
1990Connecticut College, New London, CT; Urban Allegories, Paintings by Annette Cyr
1989ZONE Billboard Project, Urban Battlescene, New York, NY
1988BACA/DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY, Divine Comedy, 3-floor installation painting

2019Bonita Museum, Bonita, CA; Liberty, curated by Joan Dart
2017Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC; Silent/LISTEN, world premiere of performance work
2014Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA; 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition
2011Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Twin, Twin Curator: Matt Freedman
2011214a Gallery & Project Space, San Diego, CA Spiral Bound
Curators: Romanov Grave & Joan Dart
2007Artists Space, New York, NY; Night of a Thousand Drawings
2006Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI; Secretive, curated by Annette Cyr
2005North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND; Benefit Auction
2004Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY; Intimacy, curated by David Gibson
2002Fables of La Fontaine exhibited at: Temple Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Rome, Italy; Aix, France
2003d.u.m.b.o arts festival, Brooklyn, NY; Bi-Polar, video installation
1999New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; Selections from the Permanent Collection
The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Collectors Exhibition, curator: Townsend Wolfe
1996New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; New Acquisitions
1993Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; New Acquisitions
1992Maxwell Davidson Gallery, N.Y., NY; New and Old Faces
1991Hillwood Museum, Brookville, NY; Original Sin
Art in General, New York, NY; Out Loud

2018 Full Time Faculty Sabbatical Award, National University
2015 President's Scholarship Award, National University
2015 Merit Award, National University
2014Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP) Grant Recipient
2013 President's Award for Excellence in Online Content for Beginning Drawing studio art course
1996 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Painting
1982-94Residency Fellowships at: Yaddo, NY; MacDowell, NH; Dorland Mountain Colony, CA;
Hambidge Center, GA; Art Awareness, NY; Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony, NY.
1990Art Matters, Inc. Grant, NYSCA Grant
1988NYSCA & Art Matters Inc. funding for Divine Comedy, Brooklyn Arts Council
1981The Helen Winternitz Excellence in Painting Award, Yale University
1979-81Yale Tuition Scholarships
1976The Arthur O. Anderson Tuition Scholarship, Skowhegan School

2017MFA in Digital Cinema, National University, Los Angeles, CA
2005-08The New School University, New York, NY - Film Production Certification program
Studied with Daniel Gold, Judith Hefland, (Sundance award recipients)
and Marlena Grzaslewcz, (sound editor, Ken Burns documentaries)
1981MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Studied with: William Bailey, Mel Bochner, Judy Pfaff, Natalie Charkow,
Rackstraw Downes, Bernard Chaet
1976Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1976BA, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1974University of California, Junior Year Abroad Graduate Film Studies Program,
L'université de Paris, France; Censier, La Sorbonne

2008-presentNational University, La Jolla, CA, Associate Professor Associate Professor
•  Lead Faculty Art & Music, College of Letters and Science
•  Founding Director, 214a Gallery + Project Space, National University
•  Former Director of Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies (Arts and Lectures Series from 08 -11)
•  Professor of Drawing, Painting and Art History Developer of Online Studio Art and Art History courses
2002Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Adjunct Professor
2000-2002Pratt Institute, New York, NY, Adjunct Professor
2001University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Visiting Artist and Speaker
2001Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA Adjunct Professor
1982-86Parsons School of Design, Department of Fine Arts, New York, NY, Adjunct Professor,

Alamo Rental, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
American Express, Minneapolis, MN
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
North Dakota Museum of Art, ND
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Bender, Vanessa, www.Bender.Today; Interview with Annette Cyr, Painter and Filmmaker, June 2018
Asije, Niger Cannes 2018 Interview with Cannes Director Annette Cyr, May 2018
Savla, Malina, Associate Editor, Features, Filmmakers Strive to Raise Awareness of the Disabled., May 2018
Woodard, Josef 10 Best Art Shows, The Critics review of the best of 2004, Santa Barbara News Press, Dec. 26, 2004
Woodard, Josef Flowering Investigations, review of solo exhibition at UCSB, Santa Barbara News Press, Aug. 13, 2004
Couture, Andrea Like a Ride on a Runaway, Review of Horse Paintings, Spur, Dec. 1997.
Fitzgerald, Nora An artist's 'Allegories' of the city, Review of solo exhibition at Connecticut College, The Day, Sunday, Feb. 17, 1990.

2017Presentation, IASEP Conference, on the pictorial space in the my San Diego Studio Series
2013Presentation at College Art Association, New York, NY on Teaching Fine Arts Online
2011Lecture on my paintings and films; Scripps College, Claremont, California
2005Lecture on my Women in Predicaments paintings & Late Bloomers, my documentary film to the Women's Project Faculty Group, Nassau County Community College, NY
2004Panel discussion On Creativity, moderated by choreographer John Ollom, McBurney YMCA, NY, NY
2003Panel discussion of artists in the group show, Intimacy, moderated by curator, David Gibson, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Williamsburg, NY
2001Slide lecture on Art History Influences in my Painting, Visual Literacy Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

1998Curatorial Assistant, Forbes Collection
1987Studio assistant to sculptor Mierle Laderman Ukeles
1985-6Assistant to Isamu Noguchi, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY