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College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty & Staff Profiles

 
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 Cassidy, Shaun   Name:  Shaun Cassidy 
Title:  Professor of Fine Arts 
Education:
M.V.A., University of Alberta, Canada
B.A. (honors), Fine Art, Norwich School of Art, U.K.
Office:  G8 Rutledge Building  
Phone:  803/323-2360 
E-mail:  cassidys@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
Fine Art, Sculpture

British-born artist 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.