I was born and raised in the foothills of California, the daughter of a highschool teacher and nurse. My career started early due to this small town environment, painting murals for local businesses at the age of 14 and drawing portraits of peoples children. It wasn't until college where I was exposed to the history of art and fell in love with contemporary artists styles. I moved to New York City in 2002 and have built my career here as a full time artist, exhibiting heavily in the metropolitan region.
My work has exhibited extensively in over a dozen solo exhibitions including such locations as the Blackbird Gallery in NYC, Dacia Gallery in NYC, Noyes Art Museum in Atlantic City, John Doe Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and Brown University in Providence, RI. I have won multiple awards for my work including most recently an FST StudioProject Fund Grant, Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant, SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Puffin Foundation Grant and Mayer Foundation Grant. My work has been featured in such publications as Hyperallergic, Art Spiel and Art Fuse and is in the collections of the Janent Turner Museum, Art Bank Collection in DC, Credit Suisse and multiple private collections. I currently live and work in Brooklyn, NY.
I am a very active participant in the Art World, curating and creating the WoArt Blog, which features and highlights the work of exceptional contemporary female artists. I have curated exhibitions at such locations as the Hunterdon Museum, BioBAT Artspace, Pelham Art Center and City Without Walls gallery.
When the pandemic began in April of 2020, I created the USPS Art Project, a collaborative mail art initiative for artists to stay connected while social distancing and supporting the US Postal Service. The project has produced over 1000 original artworks by hundreds of artists and turned into a traveling / thematic exhibition showing in five different states, featured on ABC News, ARTnet News, Visionary Projects and more.
BFA in Visual Art - California State University Chico
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My work has shown extensively, in over a dozen solo exhibitions, curated group exhibitions and is in several public collections.
You can find my latest resume and exhibitions on my website here: http://www.cmasseyart.com/about