Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chris Cassidy Artist Talk March 6

Join University Libraries' Digital Media Commons (DMC) for the Chris Cassidy Artist Talk on Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the VIA Lab of Jackson Library. Cassidy’s area of expertise includes sculpture, installation and digital media. He is currently Associate Professor of New Media & Design and Interim Director of the School of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His work has appeared in exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in international venues. He has been commissioned for work by private and public institutions, including the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the State University of New York at Albany. Recent projects use installation, video and interactive digital media to explore how experience of place is mediated by pre-existing mental constructs like maps and models, and the potential of technology to radically alter the perceptual relationship between individuals and their environment. He received his BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA in Sculpture from the State University of New York at Albany.