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Cassandra is a fine art and commercial photographer and digital artist.  Through her photography, she explored the wonders of light and her community.  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 every day). 


Her motto is "never stop learning because life never stops teaching." She always looks for exciting opportunities to collaborate or study something new. Cassandra has collaborated 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 called SOWEBO, and she has helped website design and brand the community around Hollins Market. Through her wanderlust around the city, you can see her photographs of Baltimore’s neighborhoods exhibited in several Baltimore galleries, including Claypots, Towson Arts Collective, Bromo Arts, and Sowebo Art Inc.


Among my most outstanding achievements is helping students find their creative side and appreciation for the visual arts. For the last 19 years, she has shared her passion for photography and the digital arts with secondary and higher education students. Now, she is looking to use her creative and community engagement skills to do something outside the classroom. Her new aspiration is to use her creative and marketing skills to promote the art community and art education in the Maryland area. Maryland is a small state with lots of creative energy. Every community's creativity should be seen.


Her happy place is in the darkroom and studio, but she loves taking long walks with her camera to capture The Decisive Moments.

Group/Solo Art Shows

GROUP/SOLO ART SHOWS (Solo shows marked by an *) 

Strong City Baltimore, Wind-up Space Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 2017 

Member Show, Gallery@1101, Baltimore, Maryland, 2017 

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

Development without Displacement, Hal Gomer Gallery, Chesapeake Art Center, 194 Hammonds Ln, Brooklyn, Maryland, 2016 

*Flowers, Claypots Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 2015 

Dedication 2014 Faculty Show, Trojan Gallery, Rosedale, Maryland, 2014 

*October Exhibition, Sowebo’s Arts Inc. Baltimore, Maryland, 2014 

Photocentric 2014, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York, 2014 

Pop Up (Art Exhibition for Block Pop), Bromo Arts, Baltimore, Maryland, 2014 

Out of Order, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland, 2014 

Winter Show, Zella’s Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 2014 

Big Little Show, SOWEBO Arts Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 2013 

Photocentric 2011, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York, 2011 

Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today, Photostop Gallery, White Junction,Vermont, 2011 

MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 2011 

Third Year Show, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 2010 

Social Change, Towson Art Collective, Baltimore, Maryland, 2010 

Teacher as Artist, Greenwood Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland 2009 

*Surfaces, Balance the Salon, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009 

Second/Third Year Show, The Pinkard Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009 

Green Exhibition, Towson Art Collective, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009 

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

New Directions ‘07, The Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, 2007 

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



Gray-Hildenbrand, Jenna and Martha Smith Roberts. Finding Religion, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions Volume 22, Issue 3. The Regents of the 

University of California, 2019. pages 36-59. (Cover image and 5 photographs in article documenting research) 


Gray-Hildenbrand, Jenna and Martha Smith Roberts. "Hooping Spiritualties: Embodied Experience and Communities of Practice.” Curtis Coats and Monica Emerich, eds. Forthcoming in Practical Spiritualties in the Media Age. Bloomsbury UK Press. London,UK, 2015. pages 67-87. (6 photographs documenting the research and events) 



“Community Art and Building Community.”  Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, Saint Mary’s City, Maryland, October 2014 


“Experiences with Light Creating Space.” Graduate MFA Summer Presentations, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2011 

2010 - present


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

2010 - present

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