Cynthia is a certified medical illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University, 1979, and a Master of Arts
in Biomedical Illustration from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1982. She is an adjunct assistant professor of Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Cynthia creates original illustrations describing pathophysiological cascades, drug actions and
devices for pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms and their agencies. Her work appears
in the annual juried RxClub Show - Best in Medical Advertising and the annual salons of the Association of Medical Illustrators.
She was selected for inclusion in the juried Art of Medicine exhibition, New York, NY and the juried Dream Anatomy exhibition at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. Johnson & Johnson honored her with a one-man show of The Medical Art of Cynthia Turner. She exhibited at the University de Andres Bello Art Gallery and the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile and those works were later included in the permanent collection of the Universidad Andres Bello Medical School. She has been honored to serve as Artist-in-Residence for Varian Surgical Sciences’ “Take A Closer Look" campaign, highlighting Varian’s role in advancing radiation medicine for early stage lung, prostate, brain and liver cancer treatment.
Cynthia is the recipient of numerous illustration awards including twice honored with the prestigious Ralph Sweet Member's Choice award for her art from the Association of Medical Illustrators. Cynthia was a 2009 Illustration Finalist in the annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by the journal Science and the National Science Foundation.
Cynthia is represented by Gail Thurm of Shannon Associates in New York, NY.