cassidy argo
Cassidy

cargofineart@gmail.com

About

Cassidy’s work is a loving reflection of childhood memory through a haunted lens. Working at the intersection of painting and textile, she uses the figure and space to create unsettling narratives that raise many questions. By infusing nostalgic scenes with paranormal subjects, Cassidy aims to create a relationship between comfort and discomfort. Fear and obsession with the paranormal combine with nostalgic sentiments as they bring Cassidy closer to home and family. Despite unsettling subject matter: themes of play, domesticity, kitsch, and a fondness for home are intrinsic in her work.  Her current work varies in size and often addresses the sides of each painting with a plush, fabric frame, pushing feelings of comfort even further.

Cassidy Argo was born and grew up in Rhode Island. She is a recent graduate from Moore College of Art & Design in spring 2021. She is a figurative oil painter who often addresses the sides of her paintings with a textile element. Cassidy is a recent Wind Young Fellowship recipient with Inliquid Art Gallery in Philadelphia. 

Education

Moore College of Art & Design: Philadelphia, PA

BFA in Fine Art

2017 – 2021

Exhibitions

2021

“The Sixteenth Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition”, Hygienic Art Gallery, New London CT

2020

“15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition”,

The William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia PA,

Awarded Honorable Mention

 

“The Fifteenth Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition”, Hygienic Art Gallery, New London CT

 

“AXA Art Prize”

2020 Finalist, New York NY

 

“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, Wickford RI

2017

“Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: 2017”,

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers,

National Silver medal with distinction,

Providence RI

2016

“Juried Adult show Black and White”

Mystic Museum of Arts, Mystic CT,

Awarded Honorable mention

 

1st place In-house SkillsUSA competition

(Graphic design)