Cynthia Knapp was born in the Northeast United States and as a child emigrated to Canada. After completing a BA degree with Honors in Fine Arts at York University in Toronto, her career choices led her back to the States, working as a gallerist and setting up a studio. Knapp has continued a professional visual art career based in Atlanta for over 40 years, with a steady exhibition schedule in galleries, university exhibitions and regional museums. Her works on paper and canvas pieces have been collected and commissioned widely throughout the United States and internationally. With entry into the public art field she has found a place for her sculpture and site-specific works, commissioned widely for corporate spaces, medical facilities, libraries and convention centers.