BIO

Christine Cassano is an interdisciplinary artist who exhibits her work locally, nationally and internationally. Her artwork explores the impacts on the planet’s ecological systems and structures by transversing mapped connections between humanness, technology and ecology. Christine is a grant recipient of the 2018 Artist Research Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2016, she was awarded the Contemporary Forum Artist Grant from the Phoenix Art Museum, supported in part by the Nathan Cummings Foundation Endowment, and in 2015, was a grant recipient of Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art resulting in a published artist catalog of her work. Her public art installations and commissioned works are in various collections throughout the US. Christine is represented by Gebert Contemporary Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Curriculum Vitae below.

ARTIST BOOK


In collaboration with Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art and a grant from the Ted Decker Catalyst Fund, published early 2016, Bring All to Front is a survey of Christine’s career as a visual artist. The fifty page bound book examines the body of work she developed between 2013 – 2015 and explores influences within her work and process. The book is authored by Marilyn Zeitlin who served as chief curator and director of the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum as well as chief curator and director of the Arizona State University Museum. This publication marks the beginning of a legacy Christine is building for her long-term career as a visual artist. Purchase online.

artist book

Image courtesy of Damian Taylor | Anomal, VT. 


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
2018     Litmus  –   Gebert Contemporary Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
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  Grants | Awards | Recognition
2018     Grant recipient  –  Artist Research Grant from Arizona Commission on the Arts
2016     Grant recipient  –  Contemporary Forum Artist Grant, 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

Commissioned  |  Public Art:
2019     Art Installation Commission, Pleasanton, CA
2019     Art Installation Commission,, Houston, TX
2019     Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2017     Public Art, 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

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
A Matter of Public Record: Art in the Age of Mass Surveillance II  –   Fine Art Complex 1101, Phoenix, AZ
2018
A Matter of Public Record: Art in the Age of Mass Surveillance   –   Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Tethered Tensions   –   Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
BLUR  –  
Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ
Biomimicry    –  Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Peripheral   –   Joseph Gross | Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2016
Clay Biennial  –  Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, AZ
Infinite Possibility: Art of Tomorrow  –  Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Duo Exhibit with Bill Timmerman  –  Modified Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Juried Invitational  –  Traveling exhibit, Arizona
2015
Green & Gray   –  Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Art Meets Science – MDI Gallery, Salisbury Cove, ME
Forces of Nature  –  Shemer Art Center Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Feminism Today  –  IMonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ Maker – City of Tempe, Tempe, AZ
2014
Materialize  –  Shemer Art Center Museum, Phoenix, AZ
115 & Five  –  Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ
Copper Biennial  –  Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
Duo Exhibit with Sean Thomas  –  Modified Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
All Art Arizona  –  Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
2013
25 Years Downtown  –  MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Phosphorus Summit  –  Desert Botanical Gardens, Tempe, AZ
2011
Ephemeral Moments & Systemic Tides  –  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  –  Moda Gallery, Norfolk, VA
Amazon Casino Toy – Old Dominion Gallery, Norfolk, VA

Residencies
2016     Artist Residency, University of West Georgia, Newnan, GA

Professional
2019     Juror, Arizona Artist Guild
2018     Guest Speaker, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2017 -19     Artist Council Member, Artlink, Phoenix Arizona
2017     Juror, BFA Juried Exhibition, Arizona State University,  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     Juror – City of Tempe & Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, 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