Cassandra Kim is a Virginia native and 2003 BFA Illustration graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a child, Cassandra was a voracious reader - devouring books as quickly as they could fuel her imagination. It taught her that animals could invite her to tea or take her on a wild car ride. Perhaps her passion for reading could only be rivaled for her love of art. Certainly her regular visits to museums and art galleries developed her love and admiration of the old masters. As she began to paint, it was only natural she would gravitate towards blending her two loves. Working with acrylic and oil on canvas or masonite, Cassandra paintings seek to invoke the grandeur and color of past works while introducing the public to her own sense of twisted whimsy and wonder. Working as a muralist and graphic artist for Trader Joes for 15 years, she further developed her professionalism and style. In 2013, the Klondike Gold Rush National Park and Chilkoot Historical Site awarded Cassandra with an artist residency to capture the beauty of the park and share her impressions of the trail through her images and experiences. Today, her personal works continue to reflect her love of nature, imagination, and respect for the old masters of her medium.
Born in Fairfax, Va Currently lives in Richmond, VA
2003 BFA in Communication Arts and Design with a focus in Illustration, from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019 Hear Me Roar at Eclectic Gallery, London, England (Feb.- April) Hung Jury at Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA (Mar.) 2018 All Media Show at Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA (Nov.-Jan 2019) ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2013 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residence- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park & Chilkoot Trail National Historical Site, Skagway, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada (July)