Clothesline | 2020, oil on panel, fabric and cardboard, 15" x 15"
Celebration | 2020, oil on panel, fabric and cardboard, 17" x 17"
Evil Sisters | 2020, oil on panel, fabric and cardboard, 17" x 17"
Sunroom | 2020, oil on panel, fabric and cardboard, 15" x 15"
Ghost! | 2019, acrylic on canvas, 6" x 9"
Ghouls Night | 2018, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 16"
Dirty Rug | 2019, oil on panel, 24" x 30"
Oranges | 2018, oil on canvas, 5' x 4'
Indirect Self Portrait | 2019, oil on paper, 6' x 8'
Dressing Room No. 1 | 2019, oil on canvas, 66" x 43"
Kitchen Chores | 2020, oil on paper, 24" x 18"
Wall Facing | 2020, oil on paper, 24" x 18"
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Cassidy Argo

Philadelphia, PA

Résumé

Artist Statement

Cassidy Argo is a large-scale figurative painter who often incorporates textile elements into her work. Through painting, she uses the figure in space to create compelling narratives that raise questions. In her most recent work, her paintings lovingly reflect a haunted childhood. By setting up nostalgic scenes infused with eerie and paranormal elements she aims to create a blend between comfort and discomfort. Despite unsettling subject matter: themes of play, domesticity, kitsch, and a fondness for home are intrinsic to her paintings. To push feelings of comfort and domesticity even further, she addresses the sides of her paintings with a textile element. Stuffed with polyfil, her fabric exteriors are meant to be soft and inviting, as well as transform the piece into a haunted object.

Artist Biography

Cassidy Argo is a senior at Moore College of Art & Design and is studying Fine Art. She is a figurative painter and has been painting for seven years. Cassidy was born and grew up in Rhode Island, her childhood home and memories acting as a focal point in her work.

Education

2017 - Present
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
BFA Candidate, Fine Art

Awards & Honors

2021
InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA
Wind Young Fellowship, Recipient
2020
AXA Art Prize, New York, NY
Finalist
2019
Fred & Naomi Hazell Art Award
2018
Miriam Troop Portrait Prize
AMDG 1933 Foundation Scholarship
2017
Scholastic Art Awards
National Silver Medal with Distinction
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
Presidential Scholarship
2016
Black and White, Mystic Museum of Art, Groton, CT
Honorable Mention Award

Professional Experience

2020 - Present
Stass Shapanin, Studio Assistant
2020
Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY
Remote Intern
2019
Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT
Intern
2017
Wakefield Elementary School, Wakefield, RI
Assistant Art Teacher

Exhibitions

2020
Art Student Exhibition, William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Wall Exhibition, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
2019
BFA Student Exhibition, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
2018
WAA Poetry & Art Exhibition, Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI
2016
Black and White, Mystic Museum of Arts, Groton, CT
Juried Exhibition
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