CASSANDRA DAVIS

 

 

EDUCATION

2017 MFA, Fiber & Material Studies, 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, SUGS Gallery, Chicago IL

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS

2018

Network of Escape, Tile Blush, Miami, FL

The Sadness of Maps, w/ Harold J. Rossi Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

Films for Ecstasy, Screening at the American Medium, NYC

 

2017

Queering Ritual, York St John University, UK

Terrain Biennial, Springfield, IL

Riot Grrls App, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Chicago Home Theater Festival: Austin, Chicago, IL

MFA Exhibition, SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

Films for Ecstasy, The American Medium, NYC

 

2016

The Romantic App, Art Institute of Chicago Museum, Chicago, IL

Talking Points, SUGS Gallery, Chicago IL

DISPLAYED, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

INVERSE AR Performance Festival, Fayetteville, AR

 

2015 OBSESS, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2013 Art Work 6, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2011 House of Suh, MSNBC Films Broadcast

2010 House of Suh, Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2009 BFA Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

 

2008

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

Invented Anthropologies, SAIC Base Space, Chicago, IL

SAIC Undergrad Film Festival, Chicago IL

Undergrad Invitational, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

 

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

      

RESIDENCIES

2018 Industry of the Ordinary Residency, San Luis Obispo, CA

2017 Ox-Bow Summer MFA Artist in Residence

2017 Industry of the Ordinary Residency, Chicago, IL

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

2016 Industry of the Ordinary Residency, 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

2018 Films for Ecstasy, Curated Screening, The American Medium, NYC

2016 AR(X)IVERS Research collective, Shapiro Research Group

2016 FNews Magazine Photojournalist Contributor

2016 Of Roses and Jessamine, Curated evening of performance, SAIC Neiman Center

2016 Films for Ecstasy, Curated collective screening, SAIC Neiman Center

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

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

2007 Volunteer Archaeologist, Huaca 20 Archaeological Dig, Lima Peru

 

AWARDS

2017 Student Society for News Design, Standalone Media Award

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, SAIC

2006 Merit Scholarship, SAIC

2005 Merit Scholarship, MCAD

2005 Academic Achievement Scholarship, Elks Club

2005 Fine Arts Scholarship, Commerce Bank Trust

2005 Fellow, Mentor Apprentice Program, Peoria Art Guild

 

LECTURES

2017 Lecturing Faculty in Fiber & Material Studies, SAIC

2017 Ethics and Textile Production in Oaxaca, Shapiro Research Symposium, SAIC

2016 Shroud and Sanctuary, Graduate Lecture, SAIC, Chicago IL

2016 Existential/Evangelical, Graduate 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

2018           “In Review: Terrain Biennial,” THE RIB

2017           “Through the Looking Glass,” SAIC Magazine

2016            “Religion, Memory, and Selfness Incarnate: ‘Of Roses and Jessamine’ Triumphs,” FNews

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

2016            FNews, “Scan These Pics with Your Phone,” Work featured in Art Institute Romantic App Review

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 

2017   SAIC Lecturing Faculty, Fiber and Material Studies : Material Simulations Fall 2017

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