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Nick Cassway
Nick Cassway
Associate Teaching Professor

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URBN Center, 110A

Nick Cassway is a painter, graphic artist, and surface pattern designer and has exhibited his drawings, prints, and site-specific installations both locally and nationally. He has been involved in the Philadelphia arts and cultural community for over 30 years as an artist, independent curator, gallery director, and educator. His work has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the ArtBlog, Grid Magazine, and Art News. His work is in the collection of the Philadelphia Convention Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Nick received a BFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art in 1990.

BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

2016, November 8, Congrats Nick Cassway, the ArtBlog.org, by Roberta Fallon

2014, October 28, 21st-Century Portraiture, Broad Street Review, by Anne Fabbri

2014, October 29, Low-Fi Portraiture, the ArtBlog.org, by Michael Carroll

2014, January 19, Visions of Iceland, the moon and Playtime, the Philadelphia Inquirer, by Edith Newhall

2014, January 18, Dramatic Play/Nick Cassway at James Oliver Gallery, pocketintellectual.blogspot.com, by James Rosenthal

2011, December 27 Nick Cassway’s Vinyl Portraits at J.O.G., theArtBlog.org, by Libby Rosof

2011, June 26 Now even in summertime, serious art is in season, Philadelphia Inquirer, by Edith Newhall

2010, November 21 Autumn’s Toll, Philadelphia Inquirer, by Edith Newhall

2009, September 18 My Face in Your Space, The Art Blog, by Roberta Fallon

2009, May 22 16 From Co-op Show Work, Philadelphia Inquirer, by Victoria Donahue

2009, February NEXUSradio, Grid Magazine

2006, January 4 “All About the Benjamin,” Philadelphia Weekly, by Roberta Fallon

2004, June 12 “ Artists provide good reasons to go to prison,” Philadelphia Inquirer, by Ed Sozanski

2003, October 16 “Creatures from another Dimension,” Philadelphia Citypaper, by Susan Hagen

2003, September 26 “Varied, vigourous work,” Philadelphia Inquirer, by Ed Sozanski

2003, June “Doing Hard Time,” Art Matters, by Martha Ledger

2002, November “Heads, nick cassway,” Inliquid.com, by James Rosenthal

2002, October 3 “Politics Unusual,” Philadelphia Citypaper, by A.D. Amorosi

2002, May 9 “Get Hooked, a guide to buying art on the cheap,” Philadelphia Citypaper, by Lori Hill

2002, April 4 “Power to the People,” Philadelphia Citypaper, by Nikki Roszko

2002, March 20 “Visions of Enron,” Philadelphia Weekly, by Roberta Fallon

2001, May “Please Touch,” ArtNews, by Katie Clifford

2001, February 25 “Steal this Show,” Inliquid.com, reviewed by James Rosenthal

2001, February “Art Thief,” Zimbabwe Dispatch,

2000, June 8 “Labor Days,” Philadelphia Citypaper, by David Warner

2000, March 2 “First Friday Focus,” Philadelphia Citypaper, by Lori Hill

1999, April 1 “Keep on Truckin,” Philadelphia Citypaper, by Rosemary Darigo

I merge my fine art practice with commercial design, iconography, and illustration to create vibrant works with bold and impactful imagery. Using familiar, everyday materials such as house paint, computer cut vinyl, and wallpaper I create installations of drawings that explore historical, current, and personal events.

 

Grants/Fellowships

2016 Resident Artist, TaconyLAB/Mural Arts Philadelphia

2015 Antonia W. Hamilton Fellow, Center for Emerging Visual Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Teaching Artist Residency, Center for Emerging Visual Arts and NewCourtland Senior Center, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Teaching Artist Residency, Center for Emerging Visual Arts and NewCourtland Senior Center, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Cross-Pollination Residency, SwimPony, Philadelphia, PA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Look Up, ColorSpace Labs, Philadelphia

2016 Above the Sound of Ideologies Clashing, CFEVA, Philadelphia

2013 Dramatic Play, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia

2013 In the Woods, AIGA Space Gallery, Philadelphia

2011 The Indulgencies, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia

2008 dj YardSale presents…the Third Idea, International House, Philadelphia

2005 Scenes of Revelry and Disgust, Philadelphia Fringe Festival Cabaret

2004 Who Died, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art, Philadelphia, PA

2003 Inmates on the Death Row Population Sentenced as Juveniles, Installation at Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

2002 heads, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art, Philadelphia, PA

2000 The Battlefield Sequence, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art Philadelphia, PA

 

Commissions

2017 Beach Memories, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010 In the Woods, Schuykill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

2003–6 Portraits of Inmates on Death Row Sentenced as Juveniles, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA

2005 Scenes of Revelry and Disgust, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2003 Patriotic American Window Decal Series, ArtFront Partnership NEXUS/foundation for today’s art

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Disturbance, ArtSapce, Philadelphia, PA

2018 International Variety, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Revolutionary Art, Museum of the American Revolution and Streets Dept., Philadelphia, PA

2015 Art is Ageless, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Face Value, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2012 Fresh Impressions, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Drawing Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club

2011 Femme, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010 The Extra-Dimensional Printmaking Invitational, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art

2009 My Face in Your Space, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art

2009 Art Artefact, Temple Gallery Project Space

2008 Project Portal, Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA

  


'Above the Sounds of Ideologies Clashing' by Nick Cassway, a room encassed in a bright and bold wallpaper design.

Above the Sounds of Ideologies Clashing
Digitally Printed Wallpaper, 2016
25’ x 15’

 'Eclipse' by Nick Cassway, five individuals looking up in various poses with special glasses on seperated into two panels.

Eclipse
Latex and Glow in the Dark Paint on Panel, 2017
24” x 24”

 'In the Woods' by Nick Cassway, a diamond shaped traffic sign infront of a lush green space has a close up sketch of a person touching their face.

In the Woods
Traffic Engineering Film on Aluminum Panels, 2010, Schuykill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia

'Justin and Laser' by Nick Cassway, two people in black and white vinyl cut over plexiglass with pops of yellow.

Justin and Laser
Computer Cut Vinyl on Plexiglass, 2008
24” x 18”

'NEXUSradio' by Nick Cassway, a speaker on stage addresses an audience and camera.

NEXUSradio
Multi-Media Performance, December 2008 — February 2009, NEXUS gallery, Philadelphia

 'Portraits of Inmates in the Death Row Population Sentenced as Juveniles' by Nick Cassway, steel plates with sketchings of faces are lined up against the wall of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Portraits of Inmates in the Death Row Population Sentenced as Juveniles
Rust Proof Paint on Steel, 2002-2005, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
80’ x 3’