STATEMENT OF ART:
As an artist, I am my work. It is an extension of my personality. I've spent my life honing my craft and my storytelling. And, as a medical illustrator, I have very important stories to tell. I take artistic license with precise intent. When I hit all the right notes, my art informs. High-impact visual science problem-solving requires not only technical understanding of the subject, but imagination, insight, aesthetics, scientific integrity, sophisticated design and a uniquely original viewpoint. In addition, every time I set out to do an illustration I strive to make it an interesting, beautiful work of art that stands on its own visually, even if the viewer doesn’t understand the subject matter. My work is often appreciated for clarity of message and a dramatic and cinematic use of color.

EDUCATION:
1982, Biomedical Communications, MA, University of Texas Health Science Center, DALLAS/USA
1979, Advertising Illustration and Design, BFA, Colorado State University, FORT COLLINS/USA

EXPERIENCE:
1984 - Present, Owner, Creative Director and Illustrator, Alexander & Turner, Inc. Medical illustration Studio, SANTA ROSA BEACH/USA

DISTINCTIONS:
2019, Lifetime Achievement Award, Association of Medical Illustrators, LEXINGTON/USA
2014, Brödel Award for Excellence in Education, Association of Medical Illustrators, LEXINGTON/USA
2001, Outstanding Service Award, Association of Medical Illustrators, LEXINGTON/USA
1995, Inducted as Fellow, Association of Medical Illustrators, LEXINGTON/USA
1993 - Present, Certified Medical Illustrator, The Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators, LEXINGTON/USA

AWARDS:
2024, 2 Winners, Excellent Communications Design - Editorial, German Design Awards, FRANKFURT/GERMANY
2023, Premiere Award and Award of Excellence, Medical Illustration Category, BioImages 2023, ATTLEBORO/USA
2023, 2 Awards of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2023, Platinum Award, Gold Award and Silver Award, Illustration, Muse Creative Awards, NEW YORK/USA
2023, Selected for inclusion in the 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide, Lürzer's International Archive, 2023 Edition, LONDON/UK
2022, 2 Special Mentions, Excellent Communications Design, German Design Awards, FRANKFURT/GERMANY
2021, Print Award of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2021, Silver Award, Illustration Category, Summit Creative International Awards, PORTLAND/USA
2021, Silver Award, Illustration, Muse Creative Awards, NEW YORK/USA
2020, Healthcare Design Studio of the Year USA, TopFICE, Tomilli LOS ANGELES/USA
2020, 2 Print Awards of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2020, Selected for inclusion in the 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide, Lüerzer's International Archive, 2020/2021 Biennial edition, VIENNA/AUSTRIA
2020, Gold Award and Silver Award, Illustration Category, Summit Creative International Awards, PORTLAND/USA
2020, 2 Bronze Awards, Illustration: Medical, Creativity International Design & Advertising Awards, LOUISVILLE/USA
2020, 2 A' Design Awards, Bronze A' Design Award for Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design and Iron A’ Design Award for Graphics and Visual Communication Design, COMO/ITALY
2020, 2 Gold Awards, 1 Silver Award, Illustration, Muse Creative Awards, NEW YORK/USA
2019, Members’ Choice Best of Show, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, MILWAUKEE/USA
2019, Advertising Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, MILWAUKEE/USA
2019, 2 Silver Awards, Illustration Category, Summit Creative International Awards, PORTLAND/USA
2019, 2 Awards of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2019, Platinum Award, Illustration: Medical, Creativity International Design Awards, LOUISVILLE/USA
2019, Gold Award, Illustration: Medical, Creativity International Design Awards, LOUISVILLE/USA
2017, Award of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2017, Advertising and Marketing Award of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, AUSTIN/USA
2016, Award of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2015, Advertising and Marketing Award of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, CLEVELAND/USA
2015, Award of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2014, Editorial Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, ROCHESTER/USA
2014, Finalist, The International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, ALEXANDRIA/USA
2013, Advertising Award of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, SALT LAKE CITY/USA
2013, 4 Awards of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2012, 2 Awards of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2011, Advertising Award of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, BALTIMORE/USA
2011, 2 Awards of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2010, 3 Awards of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2009, Members’ Choice Best of Show, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, RICHMOND/USA
2009, Marketing/Promotional Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, RICHMOND/USA
2009, Marketing/Promotional Award of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, RICHMOND/USA
2009, 2 Awards of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2009, Finalist, The International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, ALEXANDRIA/USA
2006, Award of Excellence, The Rx Club Show, NEW YORK/USA
2002, Advertising Certificate of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, AUSTIN/USA
2001, Members’ Choice Best of Show, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon, ASILOMAR/USA
1995, The Grand Aesculapius Award, Modern Medicine Magazine, CLEVELAND/USA
1993, Gold Award, Advanstar Communications, CLEVELAND/USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2023, "Designer Highlight of the Day," A'Design Award & Competition SRL, March 6, 2023, https://competition.adesignaward.com/gooddesigner.
php?profile=263303, COMO/ITALY

2021, "Agencies of the year TopFICE, Alexander & Turner Inc. Healthcare Art Studio of 2020," Tomilli Press, March 3, 2021, https://tomilli.com/usa-canada/alexander-turner-a-wholesome-company/?fbclid=IwAR1Cwyv-4DDe-cGkrLP9EyuJU6-Yf9GAftdn5heYf-D1g6C41pxEiO5ZPkw, LOS ANGELES/USA

2020, "Journal of Biocommunication Showcase - Cynthia Turner, MA, CMI, FAMI - AMI's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient," Journal Of Biocommunication, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2020. https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/jbc/article
/view/10609/9427/, LOS ANGELES/USA

2020, "Inside the Beautiful, Alien Worlds of Medical Illustrator Cynthia Turner," Muse by Clio, https://musebycl.io/art/inside-beautiful-alien-worlds-medical-illustrator-cynthia-turner, January, NEW YORK/USA

2020, "Medical Artistry," by Cynthia Turner, Communication Arts, Columns / Insights, https://www.commarts.com/columns/turner, MENLO PARK/USA

2018, “Anti-platelet Therapy,” Journal of Biocommunication, Gallery, Vol. 42, No. 1, LOS ANGELES/USA, ISSN 0094-2499

2017, “Circadian Rhythms, Illustrated,” Scientific American Blog, https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/cir
cadian-rhythms-illustrated/, October, NEW YORK/USA

2013, “Tivantinib,” Journal of Biocommunication, Gallery, Vol. 39, No. 3, LOS ANGELES/USA, ISSN 0094-2499

2009, “Varian Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Lung Series” and “Varian Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Prostate” Series, Journal of Biocommunication, Gallery, Vol. 35, No. 3, LOS ANGELES/USA ISSN 0094-2499

2009, “Interview: Campaign Spotlight Illustration Voice,” Serbin Communications, Volume 05, SAN FRANCISCO/USA

2009, Interviewed by Varian Surgical Sciences as the Artist-in-Residence for Varian’s “Take a Closer Look” series of limited edition prints depicting stereotactic body radiotherapy for lung, prostate, breast, liver and brain cancer, Intranet Corporate News, SAN FRANCISCO/USA

2002, Profiled in Medical Marketing & Media for Invanz™ antimicrobial worldwide launch for Merck, NEW YORK/USA

2002- 2011, Showcased in Medical Advertising News for illustrations of ChirofFlex C11UB™ intraocular lenses for Chiron Vision; “Gene Therapy”, cover for Hospital Practice Journal, McGraw Hill; “Clinical Use of Blood Components”, cover for The Female Patient Journal, Quadrant Healthcom; “Asthma”, cover for Modern Medicine Journal, Advanstar Communications; Anti-hypertensive Aceon™ for Solvay Pharmaceuticals; Tilade™ for Rhone-Poulenc Rorer; Invanz™ antimicrobial worldwide launch for Merck, NEW YORK/USA


PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
1993, “The Medical Art of Cynthia Turner,” Johnson & Johnson Corporate Traveling Exhibit, World Corporate Headquarters, NEW BRUNSWICK/USA
1993, “The Medical Art of Cynthia Turner,” Johnson & Johnson Corporate Traveling Exhibit, Ethicon Endosurgical Institute, CINCINNATI/USA
1993, “The Medical Art of Cynthia Turner,” Johnson & Johnson Corporate Traveling Exhibit, J&J Interventional Systems, SAN DIEGO/USA

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2024, 40 x 40 Design Exhibition, The Castle "In Love with the Wind," July 1st - August 15th, 2024, RAVADINOVO/BULGARIA
2024, 40 x 40 Art & Design Exhibition: NIE MATERIA [Not Matter], Academic Design Center, 12 February - 28 April, 2024, ŁÓDŹ/POLAND
2022, "German Design Awards 2022 Exhibition," Museum Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), FRANKFURT, GERMANY
2020, "A' Design Award Exhibition of A' Winner Designs 2019-2020," MOOD Museum of Outstanding Design, COMO, ITALY
2020, "A' Design Award Exhibition of A' Winner Designs 2019-2020," Hebei International Industrial Design Week, HEBEI, CHINA
2014, “Illustrated Gallery Exhibition,” One Mile Gallery, KINGSTON/USA
2013, “Contemporary Illustration: At Your Service,” Adams Gallery, The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, BOSTON/USA
2013, “ASCB2 Molecular Art Exhibition,” American Society for Cell Biology, NEW ORLEANS/USA
2012, “Left Brain/Right Brain, an exhibition of award-winning biomedical illustration,” Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, TORONTO, CANADA
2012, “Left Brain/Right Brain, an exhibition of award-winning biomedical illustration,” MaRS Centre Atrium, MaRS Centre, TORONTO, CANADA
2011, “Biomedical Art,” TEDMED, SAN DIEGO/USA
2004 “Art of Medicine,” University de Andres Bello Art Gallery, SANTIAGO/CHILE
2004 “Art of Medicine,” U.S. Embassy, SANTIAGO/CHILE
2003, “Dream Anatomy, Anatomical Revisioning” National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, BETHESDA/USA
1987, “Art of Medicine,” Society of Illustrators, NEW YORK/USA

EVENTS:
2010, “Author Rights” and “The Visual Nature of Color,” Invited speaker, Tri-campus Student and Faculty Exchange between Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University Department of Medical Illustration and University of Toronto Biomedical Communications Department, AUGUSTA/USA

2001, “Licensing: Choices and Challenges,” Invited speaker, The Illustration Conference, SANTA FE/USA

1996, “Copyright Forum” Seaside Seminar, Organizer and Speaker, Southeast Regional Meeting, Association of Medical Illustrators, SANDESTIN/USA

1994, “The Visual Nature of Color,” Invited speaker, World Congress on Biomedical Communications, ORLANDO/USA

1994, “The Visual Nature of Color: An Owner’s Guide to Color Cognizance,” Invited paper,
World Congress on Biomedical Communications, ORLANDO/USA

1994, “The Business and Art of Medical Illustration” Invited speaker, University of Toronto & University of Michigan Student and Faculty Exchange Program, Department of Surgery, Division of Biomedical Illustration, Faculty of Medicine, University of TORONTO/CANADA

1994, “The Business and Art of Medical Illustration,” Invited speaker, 5th Annual Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine & Medical College of Georgia Student and Faculty Exchange, Department of Medical Illustration, Medical College of Georgia, AUGUSTA/USA

1991, “Color as a Communication Tool,” Invited speaker, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual National Meeting, NEW ORLEANS/USA

1991, “The Business and Art of Medical Illustration” Invited speaker, Special Seminars for Graduate Studies in Biomedical Illustration, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Colorado State University, FORT COLLINS/USA

1991, “The Business and Art of Medical Illustration” Invited speaker, 2nd Annual Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine & Medical College of Georgia Student and Faculty Exchange, Department of Medical Illustration, Medical College of Georgia, AUGUSTA/USA

1990, “Session for Publishers, Art Directors and Users of Medical Art – An Art Buyer’s Guide to Medical Illustration,” Invited speaker Association of Medical Illustrators Annual National Meeting, PHILADELPHIA/USA

1989, “The Business and Art of Medical Illustration” Invited speaker, Department of Biomedical Visualization, University of Illinois at Chicago, CHICAGO/USA

1989, “The Business and Art of Medical Illustration” Invited speaker, Biocommunication Forum ’89, CHICAGO/USA


SELECTED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2010, “Perfect and Strengthen Your Copyrights,” Journal of Biocommunication, Volume 36, Number 1, LOS ANGELES/USA, ISSN 0094-2499

2007, Author, “Reprographic Royalties” The Picture Professional, Issue 1, 2007, NEW YORK/USA, ISSN 1084-3701

SELECTED BOOKS:
2023, “Approaches for Science Illustration and Communication,” Springer, pgs. 77-78. 81, Roughly, Mark, Editor, Springer Nature, CHAM/SWITZERLAND, 978-3-031-41651-4

2023, "Lürzer's International Archive of the 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2023," Lürzer International Ltd., LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM, 978-3-903909-88-5

2021, "Lürzer's International Archive of the 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2020/2021 Biennial Edition," Lürzer GmbH, VIENNA/AUSTRIA, 978-3-903909-99-1

2018, “History of American Illustration,” Fairchild Books, pg. 478, Doyle, S., Grove, J., Sherman, W., NEW YORK/USA and LONDON/UK, 978-1-5013-4211-0

2014, “Optimizing the Clinical Use of Tomotherapy,” Cover, Lund University, Department of Medical Radiation Physics, Clinical Sciences Lund, Kristoffer Petersson, LUND/SWITZERLAND, 978-91-7473-803-2

2014, “National Geographic Kids Ultimate Bodypedia,” Illustrations by Cynthia Turner, National Geographic’s Children’s Books, WASHINGTON DC/USA, 978-1-4263-1721-7

2011, “The Art of Gluteal Sculpting,” Illustrations by Cynthia Turner, Quality Medical Publishing, Dr. Constantino Mendieta, 978-1-57626-265-8, ST. LOUIS/USA

2008, Természetes gyógymódok kismamåknak (Natural Healing for Mothers), Inside frontispiece, 2pgs, Perfect Shape Kiado, Dr. Csomai Zita, BUDAPEST/HUNGARY, 978-963-06-5823-2

2006, “The Rx Club Annual, 5th Edition, The Bidecennial Edition, The Best in Medical Advertising & Graphics, Selections from The 2006 Rx Club Show,” pg. 63, Rx Club Press, Ina Saunders Kramer, NEW YORK/USA 0-9764195-2-1


SELECTED COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2010, “BioImmersion, Biotech for the Non-Scientist,” Biotech Primer, WASHINGTON DC/USA
2008, “Photoshop World Conference & Expo,” Adobe, ORLANDO/USA
2008 “OsiriX Medical Image Visualization Software,” Private Tutoring, Swift Illustration, LLC, AUGUSTA/USA
2006, “Cinema 4D,” Private Tutoring, Elite Imaging Studios, MISSION VIEJO/USA
2005, “Illustrators’ Partnership Drawing Retreat,” Illustrators’ Partnership of America, NEW YORK/USA
2004, “Classical Figure Painting,” “Classical Figure Drawing,” Florence Academy of Art, FLORENCE/ITALY
2003, “Pharmaceutical Marketing Partnerships Conference,” MedAdNews, Engel Publishing Company, NEW YORK/USA
2003, “Color Theory & Figure Painting,” Scottsdale Artists School, SCOTTSDALE/USA
2002, “Illustrators’ Partnership Drawing Retreat,” Illustrators’ Partnership of America, SOLITUDE/USA
1987, “The Illustrators Workshop,” ST. MAARTEN/NETHERLAND ANTILLES

SELECTED SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2014, Panelist, Representing ASIP (American Society of Illustrators Partnership), Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Roundtables, Copyright Office, Library of Congress, WASHINGTON DC/USA

2013, Panelist, representing ASIP (American Society of Illustrators Partnership), Resale Royalty Roundtable, Copyright Office, Library of Congress, WASHINGTON DC/USA.

2010, Illustrators’ Representative, Artists Rights Society and CISAC Meeting on legislative efforts for American Resale Royalty legislation, Harvard Club, NEW YORK/USA

2008, Panelist, Orphan Works Roundtable and Webcast, conducted by the US Small Business Administration at the Salmagundi Club, Professional North American Art Society, NEW YORK/USA

2008, Panelist, “Open Forum on Orphan Works,” Society of Illustrators, NEW YORK/USA

2008, Panelist, “An Evening with Bruce Lehman, Chairman and Founder, International Intellectual Property Institute,” Forum and Webcast conducted by the American Society of Illustrators’ Partnership, Society of Illustrators, NEW YORK/USA

2004 – 2011, Delegate for Illustrators’ Partnership, representing American Illustrators’ rights at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations, (IFRRO) in SINGAPORE, MADRID/SPAIN, AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND, DUBLIN/IRELAND, MONTEGO BAY/JAMAICA, OSLO/NORWAY, BOSTON/USA, LJUBLJANA/SLOVENIA

2002, Invited Attendee, “100th American Assembly: Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property,” Arden House, Columbia University, HARRIMAN/USA

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
1982 - Present, Association of Medical Illustrators, LEXINGTON/USA
2017 - Present, Artist Rights Society, NEW YORK/USA

COLLECTIONS:
2004, Permanent collection of the Universidad Andres Bello Medical School, SANTIAGO/CHILE

SELECTED CLIENTELE:
2019-2017, FDA, Graphic General Health Warning (GHW) labels for US tobacco products, WASHINGTON DC/USA
2018, Pfizer, Global Campaign for Xeljanz, NEW YORK/USA
2015-Present, Merck, illustrations for global campaign for Merck Visionary Science in Immuno-Oncology, Turning Thoughts into Results, showcasing immune-oncology visionary scientists' molecular “thought bubbles,” NEW YORK/USA
2011-2014, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, illustrations for global campaign for aHUS, NEW YORK/USA
2009-2015, Varian Surgical Sciences, Artist-in-Residence,Take a Closer Look series of Limited Edition Prints and exhibition graphics depicting stereotactic body radiotherapy for lung, prostate, breast, liver and brain cancer, SAN FRANCISCO/USA
2007, Amgen and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., global campaign depicting x-ray illustrations of psoriatic arthritis for Enbrel®, NEW YORK/USA
2006, Amgen and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for a series of compassionate portraits of patients afflicted with psoriatic arthritis for Enbrel®, NEW YORK/USA
2001, Merck, illustrations for global campaign for Invanz™, depicting microbes on balloons for antimicrobial spectrum, also used on a hot air balloon, NEW YORK/USA
1996, Ciba-Geigy, Artist-in-Residence to produce an on-site poster size illustration of Lopressor’s™ beta-blocker mode-of-action at the 42nd Annual International Scientific Meeting of the American Heart Association, later distributed as a limited edition print, NEW ORLEANS/USA
1995, Johnson & Johnson, selected to create illustrations for distribution as unique digital edition prints for selected worldwide recipients commemorating the research, development and implementation of the Palmaz Coronary Stent, NEW YORK/NY
1993, Johnson & Johnson, Selected to create a limited edition print for selected recipients celebrating research, development and implementation of the Hemopump Artificial Heart, NEW YORK/USA