British-born artist Cassidy has been making work in the U.S since 1991. He studied sculpture in England and Canada and worked as a studio assistant for Sir Anthony Caro in London. His work spans a diverse range of materials, processes, and ideas. His work has been shown extensively, including exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park, N.Y., Grounds for Sculpture, N.J., and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille, France. His art has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, and the Wall Street Journal. 
Cassidy has been awarded artist residencies at over ten venues including the McDowell Colony, N.H., Sculpture Space, N.Y., Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Neb., and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, California. From 2001-2002 he was an affiliate artist at the McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte, N.C., and a CATS-sponsored artist in residence in 2006. Cassidy has completed several public art projects throughout the region and is currently working with Tom Stanley on two major works. 
Cassidy serves on the board of directors of the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte. He teaches sculpture at Winthrop, where he was named Kinard Teaching Professor of the Year in 2007. 

"It was a pleasure to jury the exhibition at the Belton Center for the Arts. I was struck by the diversity of mediums and the overall high standard of the work. In these strange times it was quite apparent from viewing the work, how increasingly important creativity and art-making are as a means of expression and release. I was also reminded of the critically important roles that Art Centers have in communities, and how they engage creative individuals of all ages in uplifting and rewarding activities. Belton is indeed fortunate to have such a wonderful Center for the Arts and I consider myself fortunate to have met such lovely people working there and enriched for jurying such accomplished work. Congratulations to all.

Shaun Cassidy

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