Cassidy has been making work in the U.S since 1991. He studied sculpture in
England and Canada and worked as a studio assistant for Sir Anthony Caro in
London. His work spans a diverse range of materials, processes, and ideas. His
work has been shown extensively, including exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture
Park, N.Y., Grounds for Sculpture, N.J., and at the Museum of Contemporary Art
in Marseille, France. His art has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in
America, and the Wall Street Journal.
Cassidy has been awarded artist
residencies at over ten venues including the McDowell Colony, N.H., Sculpture
Space, N.Y., Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Neb., and the Djerassi Resident
Artist Program, California. From 2001-2002 he was an affiliate artist at the
McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte, N.C., and a CATS-sponsored artist in
residence in 2006. Cassidy has completed several public art projects throughout
the region and is currently working with Tom Stanley on two major works.
Cassidy serves on the board of directors of the McColl Center for Visual Art
in Charlotte. He teaches sculpture at Winthrop, where he was named Kinard
Teaching Professor of the Year in 2007.