CASSANDRA DAVIS

 

EDUCATION

2017          MFA Candidate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                       

2009         BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL                                 

2007         Archaeology Studies at Pontificía Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru

2006         Minneapolis College of Art and Design,  Minneapolis, MN                                          

 

SOLO SHOWS

2016       Of Roses and Jessamine, SAIC Neiman Center SUGS Gallery, Chicago IL

2016       No Body Here on Earth But Yours, CUFF at I Am Logan Square Gallery, Chicago IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONSANDSCREENINGS

2016      “Talking Points,” SAIC Neiman Center SUGS Gallery, Chicago IL

2016       “DISPLAYED,” Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2016       “The Service,” INVERSE AR Performance Festival, Fayetteville, AR

2016       “The Romantic App” Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago Museum, Chicago, IL

2015        “OBSESS,” Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2013        “Art Work 6,” SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2011       “House of Suh,”  Illustration, MSNBC Films Broadcast

2010       “House of Suh,”  Illustration, Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2009       “BFA Exhibition,” SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2008       “Don’t Put It Past Me,” Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008       “Invented Anthropologies,” SAIC Base Space, Chicago, IL

2008       “Exigencies of the Incomplete,” SAIC Undergrad Film Festival, Chicago, IL

2008       “Undergrad Invitational,” Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

2007      “Advanced Sculpture Group Exhibition, “ SAIC Base Space, Chicago, IL

 

RESIDENCIES

2017     Ox-Bow Summer Residency 

2016       Industry of the Ordinary Residency, Chicago, IL

2016       Test/SITE, Curatorial Residency, SUGS, Chicago, IL

2015       Industry of the Ordinary Residency, Chicago, IL

2014       CABIN Residency, Lake Geneva, WI

2012       Roger Brown Artist’s Residency, New Buffalo, MI

 

PROFESSIONAL/  CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017     AR(X)IVERS Research collective, Shapiro Research Group

2016       “Queering Ritual,” Curated evening of performance, SAIC Neiman Center

2016       “Films for Ecstasy,” Curated collective screening event, SAIC Neiman Center

2016       FNews Magazine Photojournalist Contributor

2015        Collaboration with Akshay Sarathi, Archaeologist, Imaging Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar

2014       Founder of CABIN Artist’s Residency, Lake Geneva, WI

2013       Co-Founder of CeCe+Honey Photography,  Chicago, IL

2007       Volunteer Archaeologist, Huaca 20 Archaeological Dig, Lima Peru

 

AWARDS 

2016       World-Less Traveled Grant, SAIC

2016       Shapiro Center Eager Research Grant, SAIC

2016        Finalist for Excellence in Photo, Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press

2015       MFA Dean’s Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2006       Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2005       Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2005       Academic Achievement Scholarship, Elks Club 

2005       Fine Arts Scholarship, Commerce Bank Trust

2005        Fellow in Mentor Apprentice Program, Peoria Art Guild

 

LECTURES 

2016       “Shroud and Sanctuary,”  Graduate Noontime Lecture, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016       “Existential/Evangelical,” Graduate Noontime Lecture, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2015        Artistic reconstructions of the East African past, Symposium: Early Maritime Cultures on the East African Coast, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

PRESS

2017    "Through the Looking Glass," SAIC Magazine 

2016   "Religion, Memory, and Selfness Incarnate: Of Roses and Jessamine Trium[hs," FNews Magazine

2016     “Talking Points is Personal, Political, and Thankfully Unpredictable” FNews Magazine

2016     “Scan These Pics with Your Phone,”  FNews Magazine

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 

2017   Teaching Assistant for Claudia Hart, Virtual Installation, SAIC 

2017   Teaching Assistant for John Paul Morabito, Advanced Woven Structures, SAIC

2016    Teaching Assistant for Tatsu Aioki, Celluloid, SAIC

2016    Teaching Assistant for Fraser Taylor, Advanced Print for Fabric, SAIC

2016    Teaching Assistant for Snow Xunxue Fu and Sid Branca, Media Practices, SAIC

2016    Teaching Assistant for Leonard Suryajaya, Intro to Photography, SAIC

2016    Teaching Assistant for Mike Andrews, Ones and Zeroes: Jacquard Weaving, SAIC

2015    Teaching Assistant for John Paul Morabito, Advanced Woven Structures: Hand to Digital, SAIC

2010    English Teacher for Cultural Ambassador Program, Murcia, Spain

2009    Summer School Faculty, Canaan School of Art,  Buffalo Grove, IL

2006    Assistant Coordinator, Artist Mentor Apprenticeship Program, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria IL