Cassidy Argo

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Artist's Biography

Cassidy Argo is a graduate of the Moore College of Art & Design who studied 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.

Artist's 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.

Selected 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

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

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

Education

2017 - 2021
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
BFA in Fine Art