Bio

Christine Cassano is a full-time artist working in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work explores the unease, intrigue and fragility between humanness, technology and ecology. She received her BFA in Studio Art from Old Dominion University. She exhibits her work locally, regionally and nationally including the Phoenix Art Museum and a solo exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Christine is the recipient of a five week residency at the University of West Georgia. She is a grant recipient of the Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art resulting in a published artist catalog of her work authored by Marilyn Zeitlin, former director and chief curator of the ASU Art Museum and Houston Museum of Contemporary Art. She is also a 2016 Contemporary Forum Artist Grant recipient from the Phoenix Art Museum and supported in part by the Nathan Cummings Foundation Endowment.

With work in various collections throughout the US, Christine’s installations and public art works have also been commissioned by a number of architectural firms, developers, universities and hospitals. She has been featured in numerous publications including having her work featured on the cover of two nationally published books. Her studio is in the warehouse district of downtown Phoenix where she works (and sweats) regularly.

Curriculum Vitae & recent Press Links below.

Image courtesy Uptown Magazine, September 2016.


Curriculum Vitae


b. 1974, Virginia Beach, VA

Education
1998 – 2001:  BFA, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA
1993 – 1994:   Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017:   Black Box  –   Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ
2016:  Threading Conjecture   –   Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ
2014:  Confluence   –   Bokeh Gallery at monOrchid, Phoenix, AZ
2014:  Systemic   –   Yuma Fine Art Center, Yuma, AZ
2012:  Adaptations   –   Artlink Gallery at Heritage Square, Phoenix, AZ
2010:  Apathy on a Shoestring Budget   –   monOrchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2009:  Subsidized Rhythms   –   Practical Art Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2006:  Detailed Negotiations   –   Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2004:  Worlds Unknown   –   Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Tethered Tensions   –   Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Little By Little  –   Juried, Curator: Dr. Julie Sasse, Tucson Museum of Art, Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert, AZ
BLUR  –  
Juried, Curator: Ted Decker, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art & Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ
Biomimicry    –   Invitational, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Peripheral   –   Invitational, Joseph Gross | Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Binary Passage   –   Invitational, New City Studio, Phoenix, AZ.

2016
Clay Biennial  –  Juried, Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, AZ
Infinite Possibility: Art of Tomorrow  –  Juried, Curator: Clair Carter, SMOCA, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Duo Exhibit with Bill Timmerman  –  Invitational, Modified Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Juried Invitational  –  Invitational, 18 month multi-city traveling exhibit, AZ

2015
Green & Gray Invitational  –  Invitational, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Art Meets Science – Juried, MDI Gallery, Salisbury Cove, ME
Forces of Nature  –  Juried, Shemer Art Center Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Feminism Today  –  Invitational, MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ Maker – City of Tempe, Tempe, AZ

2014
Materialize  –  Juried, Shemer Art Center Museum, Phoenix, AZ
115 & Five  –  Invitational, Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ
Copper Biennial  –  Juried, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Duo Exhibit with Sean Thomas  –  Invitational, Modified Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
All Art Arizona  –  Juried, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

2013
Fragments de La Lumiere  –  Invitational, Gallery 9, Phoenix, AZ
25 Years Downtown  –  Invitational, MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2012
Chomp  –  Juried, Curator: Robrt Pela, Herberger Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Phosphorus Summit  –  Desert Botanical Gardens, Tempe, AZ
Phosphorus Art Exhibit  –  Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2011
Ephemeral Moments & Systemic Tides  –  Invitational, Vault Gallery, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

2005
The Building  –  Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ 2002
Surrealistic Landscapes  –  Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2001
Female Gender Super Star  –  Juried, Moda Gallery, Norfolk, VA Amazon Casino Toy – Old Dominion Gallery, Norfolk, VA
Amazon Casino Toy  –  Old Dominion Gallery, Norfolk, VA

Residencies
2016:  Artist Residency, 5 weeks: University of West Georgia, Newnan, GA

Selected  Grants | Awards | Recognition
2016: Grant recipient  –  Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ.
2016: International Juried Exhibit, 1st Place  –  Juror Clair Carter, Curator at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
2015: Grant recipient  –  Ted Decker Catalyst Fund & Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ.
2000: Grant recipient  –  Charles Sibley Artist Grant, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Professional
2017: Instructor  –  Biomimicry Challenge, Edna Vihel Center for the Arts,  Tempe, AZ
2017: Guest Speaker and Instructor  –  Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – SMOCA. Scottsdale, AZ
2017: Guest Speaker and Instructor  –  Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
2016: Guest Speaker  –  University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA.
2016: Guest Speaker  –  Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2016: Guest Speaker  –  SySTEM Charter School, Phoenix, AZ
2015: Guest Speaker and Panelist  –  Southwest Invitational Exhibit, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
2015: Guest Speaker, Fall / Spring 2015 (2)  –  Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ
2013: Guest Speaker  –  Gilbert Visual Art League, Gilbert, AZ
2005: Guest Speaker  –  Spirit of the Senses, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Commissioned  |  Public Art:
2017:  Public Art  –  Nexa Condominiums, Tempe, AZ
2016:  Art Installation Commission  –  University of West Georgia, Permanent Collection, Newnan, GA.
2014: Commission  –  Torgenson Law, Phoenix, AZ
2013: Cover Art for National Book Publication  –  “Phosphorus, Food, & Our Future” – Oxford University Press
2012: Commission   –  SmithGroup Architects, Banner Health Hospital, Page, AZ
2012: Commission   –  180 Degrees Design Build Architecture, Phoenix, AZ
2005: Cover Art for Book Publication  –  “You Should Get That Looked At” – Main Street Rag Publishing

Link to download PDF version of CV here.