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Cynthia Pannucci

For over 35 years, Cynthia Pannucci was the founder-director of the New York City nonprofit, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.(ASCI). ASCI is known internationally for producing seminal art-sci symposia, exhibitions, and information tools that created a virtual hub for and nurtured this exciting multidisciplinary field.

Today, Cynthia’s long-time passion for the environment is focused on a new venture, ArtSci-Climate. Here, her core personal values and deep concern about the shattering impacts of climate change, drive her to create design ideas for art-sci public engagement projects on the social/cultural challenges of climate change.

These design ideas spring directly from early influences, college art training, and skills learned creating wearable art, mixed-media, kinetic, interactive art, Anthropocene art, and biophilia art. See Repurposing My Past on the DESIGNS page.

Notably, Cynthia was awarded an NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Visual Arts Fellowship in Crafts, taught at the FIT (Fashion Institute/NYC), and her work has been included in museum group exhibitions including at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum/NYC, while garnering commissions from other museums and the Metropolitan Transit Authority/NYC, as well as private and corporate clients like Citicorp’s headquarters.

Information about my initial climate change training (2021) and early art-sci climate activities are on my “NEWS” page.

“CYNTHIA PANNUCCI: Finding Common Digital Ground” was a video interview published in SciArt Magazine (now “paused”) by interdisciplinary artist, theorist, and writer Gayil Nalls (the World Sensorium project). I talked about why I started the organization and replied to questions about the sci-art (art-sci) paradigm, similarities and differences between artists and scientists, what artists contribute to the field and to the pressing issues of the 21st century.

TWO HISTORICAL REPORTS OF ASCI’S SEMINAL YEARS: clicking on the links below will download the pdfs. They have color images and text about the issues, people, venues, partners, and funders relating to early ASCI projects, exhibitions, info-tools, etc.

ASCI 12-Year Historical Report: 1988 – 2000 (pdf file) [886KB]
ASCI Historical Report: 2001-2004 (pdf file)
[550 KB]