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Bio

Cassandra is a fine art and commercial photographer and digital artist.  Through her photography she explored the wonders of light as well as her community.  She was formally trained in photography, and worked with several commercial studios in Missouri and New York before going out to work on her own professionally. Cassandra undertakes commercial photography work in interior design and portraiture. 

Her fine art photography is exhibited throughout the northeast from Maryland Art Place to Garrison Art Center in New York.  Her photography reflects a passion for light and coincidences in time (the poetry of the everyday).

 

Cassandra collaborates with researchers in American Religious studies to document spirituality in the media age, and her documentary photography is published in Forthcoming in Practical Spiritualties in the Media Age. She is also part of the West Baltimore neighborhood, and has documented the community and its visual culture.  Her photographs exploring Baltimore’s neighborhoods have been exhibited in several Baltimore galleries including: Claypots, Towson Arts Collective, Bromo Arts, and Sowebo Art Inc.

 

Several years into her photography career, she decided to share her knowledge of photography and digital arts in the classroom. It was in New York that Cassandra started working as an educator in the arts while continuing her work as a professional photographer.  She received her Masters in Art Teaching at the School of Visual Arts. Later in 2008, she moved to Baltimore to receive her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art, while working in secondary education, and later moved into higher education at Community College of Baltimore County and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. During this time, she developed her love for lecturing and theory.  Cassandra used her expertise in photography to teach techniques, theory, and history in the classroom. 

 

She has over ten years of experience in education.  She currently works in an independent school in Severna Park, Maryland as the digital arts and photography educator. She is passionate about the pedagogy of art, using photography and the digital medium to develop higher-level intellectual and creative skills.

Group/Solo Art Shows

2017                    Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!, Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Cañada Flintridge, California

2016                    Development without Displacement, Hal Gomer Gallery, Chesapeake Art Center, Brooklyn, Maryland

2015                    Flowers, Claypots Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2014                    WInter Show, Zella's Gallery; Baltimore, MD

2013                    Big Little Show, SOWEBO Arts Inc.; Baltimore, MD

2011                 Photocentric 2011, Garrison Art Center; Garrison, NY.

2011                    Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today, PHOTOSTOP Gallery; White Junction, VT.

2011                 MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition, Decker Gallery; Baltimore, MD.

2010                 3rd year MFA show, Fox 3 Gallery; Baltimore, MD.

2010                 Social Change, Towson Art Collective; Baltimore, MD

2009                    Surfaces, Balance the Salon; Baltimore, MD

2009                    2nd and 3rd year MFA show, The Pinkard Gallery; Baltimore, MD.

2009                 Green Exhibition, Towson Art Collective; Baltimore, MD. 

2009                    Out of Order, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore MD.

2007                    New Directions 07, The Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.

2006                    Artist Teacher/Teacher Artist, SVA Art Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

2008-2011               Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore, MD

                              Masters of Fine Arts (4-year low-residency program)

                              Certificate of College Teaching

 

2005-2006             School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

                         Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Education

 

1998-2003             Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

                         Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design

                             Concentration: Photography