Born in 1989, New York

2011 Bachelor of Arts, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design




As the World Turns, Halsey McKay Gallery, New York, New York

Artsy Vanguard 2018, Artsy x Bergdorf Goodman x Dior, New York, New York


Leaves Of Absence, 56 Henry, New York, New York

NADA Miami, 56 Henry, Miami, Florida




USPS, Visual Art, Architecture & Design School, Free University of Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia


US Intimacy op de Schans, curated by Zippora Elders, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Amsterdam

The Objectness of Paper, curated by Richard Tinkler, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Ear Putty, curated by Esme Thompson-Turcette, 56 Henry, New York

MOMMY, Monya Rowe Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida


Photography is Magic, curated by Charlotte Cotton, Aperture Gallery, New York

Foam Talent: Shaping the Future of Contemporary Photography, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London

Foam Talent: Shaping the Future of Contemporary Photography, De Markten, Brussels

Sylvia Bataille, JOAN, curated by Adam Marnie and Rebeca Matalon, Los Angeles

Love 2016, curated by Rachel Stern, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York


Mental Christmas, 10-01 44th Road, New York

Foam Talent 2015, l’Atelier Néerlandais, Paris

Foam Talent: Unseen Photo Fair, Foam Museum, Amsterdam

Under Construction, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn


Tromp L’Oeil, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Tromp L’Oeil, organized by Vice Magazine, Superchief, Los Angeles


Being Paul Schrader, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York

Newsstand, Petrella’s Imports, New York




"The 15 Breakout Artists of 2018Artsy, April 30, 2018


Kat Herriman, “Critics Picks: ‘Cynthia Talmadge” Artforum, January 29, 2017.

Kat Herriman, “Studio Postcard: Cynthia Talmadge,” Cultured, February 14, 2017.

Amelie Meyer, “Cynthia Talmadge “Leaves of Absence’ Review by Amelie Meyer,” KubaParis, February 15, 2017.


Jessica Klingelfuss, “Developing Talent: Foam Casts Spotlight on Promising Photographers in London,” Wallpaper, April 22, 2016.

Zippora Elders, “Cynthia Talmadge and Matthew Leifheit: Mirroring Energies,” Foam.Org, March15, 2016.

Brad Elterman, “Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2016 Opening Night at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles,” Purple FR, February 13, 2016

Elizabeth Renstrom, “How Artists Interpret Love,” Vice, January 21, 2016.


“Sylvia Bataille at JOAN, Los Angeles,” ARTnews, December 9, 2015.

“The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles,” Art in America, December 9, 2015.

“The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles,” Art in America, November 18, 2015.

Arielle Bier, “Sylvia Bataille,” Critic’s Picks, Artforum, 2015.

Hana Cohn, “SYLVIA BATAILLE at JOAN,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), November 5, 2015.

Benjamin Sutton, “Surveying Surveys of New American Sculpture and Photography,” HyperAllergic, March 24, 2016.

Eugene Reznik, “See the Limits of What we Call Photography,” American Photo, March 12, 2015.


Alison Zavos, “Eyeballs, Vaginas, and Raves in Chicago: Matthew Leifheit Talks to us about Vice’s Latest Photo Issue,” Feature Shoot, July 30, 2014.

Matthew Leifheit, “Introducing the Vice 2014 Photo Issue”, Vice, July 14, 2014.

Corinna Kirsch, “Matthew Leifheit and Cynthia Talmadge,” Art F City, February 12, 2014.


Michael H. Miller, “11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 21,” Gallerist NY, July 15, 2013.

Whitney Kimball, “This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Movies and Benefits,” Art F City, July 15, 2013.

“Paul Schrader at Monya Rowe Gallery”, Flavorpill, July 11, 2013.

Hynek Pallas, “Being Paul Schrader,” Hynek Pallas Blog, July 10, 2013.

Allison Meier, “Petrella’s Imports Revives the Lost Individuality of NYC Newsstands,” HyperAllergic, April 18, 2013.

Shannan Elinor Smith, “Extra, Extra: Petrellas, New York’s Coolest Newsstand” Opening Ceremony Blog, April 22, 2013.

Jonathan Chapline, “Cynthia Talmadge” ffffffwalls Blog, August 8, 2013.



2018   NYU Tisch Craft Award for Production Design

2017   Cultured Magazine “30 under 35”

2011   Florence Leif Award

2010   Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art Residency